The 2019 AAS Annual Conference Film Expo will take place over the course of 3 days during the conference at the Sheraton Denver Hotel. The Film Expo will feature approximately 25+ Films. The complete list of films will post in January after final selections have been made.
For many years the AAS has included film screenings at the annual conference however, in 2011, the more formal Film Expo was established 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 21 12:30pm - 9:45pm
Friday, March 22 8:30am - 9:35pm
Saturday, March 23 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Screenings: Governor's Square 17, Plaza Building
On-demand: Governor's Square 9, Plaza Building
Curator: Jason Finkelman, Director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives; Event Programming, Asian Educational Media Service
Tim Liao, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
Mara L. Thacker, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Librarian; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Global Popular Culture Librarian, International and Area Studies Library
Matthew S. Winters, Associate Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Programs, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Angela S. Williams, PhD, Associate Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign