The 2018 AAS Annual Conference Film Expo will take place over the course of 3 days during the conference at the Marriott Wardman Park. The Film Expo will feature approximately 20+ Films. The full list will post soon.
For many years the AAS has included film screenings at the annual conference however, established the more formal Film Expo in 2011 in partnership with Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through a formal Call for Films, the final selections are curated by AEMS and presented at the Annual Conference.
Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia are projected in a dedicated screening room with a schedule running from Thursday through Saturday. An “on demand” screening area allows additional viewing opportunities for attendees who miss scheduled screening times.
In addition to this listing, a seperate films screening booklet is available on-site at the conference.
The Films Expo is open to the public and does not require conference registration.
Film Screening information:
Thursday, March 22 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 23 8:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 24 8:30am - 8:00pm
(Times are approximate)
Main Screenings: Taft, Mezzanine Level
On-demand: Taylor, Mezzanine Level
Film selections were made by the following individuals:
Curator: Jason Finkelman, Director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives; Event Programming, Asian Educational Media Service
Robert L. Cagle, Assistant Professor, Media and Cinema Studies University Library Cinema Studies Specialist
Yuchia Chang, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Misumi Sadler, Acting Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Mara L. Thacker, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Librarian International and Area Studies Library
Matthew S. Winters, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Priscilla Tse, Lecturer, East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University