Charlotte’s First Asian Film Festival Hits Uptown Next Month

The Charlotte Asian Film Festival (CAFF) is a joint effort of the local Asian American community and others leaders who see value in this novel addition to Charlotte’s cultural landscape. CAFF is launched by Creative Yatra, an organization that promotes art, culture and creativity in local communities. CAFF will be organized in partnership with UNC Charlotte – Arts and Architecture, SEAC (Southeast Asian Coalition), Light Factory, Charlotte Film Festival and Charlotte Film Society.

The Festival will be held on May 26-27, 2017 at UNC Charlotte Center City in Uptown as part of Asian Heritage Month celebration.

What to expect

Get ready for some awesome Asian film screenings! The screenings will include full-length feature films, shorts and documentaries that provide a window on various facets of Asian society, culture and history both in the native lands and in the diaspora. This will be a showcase of the best artwork in movie making from around the globe where the discerning audience will experience the high-quality features right here in Charlotte.

The festival will also host filmmakers for a reception and audience engagement. The festival will be a marquee event for the city with support from Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte Film Society and Light Factory with the goal to promote alternate films.


Event is free


Register online and select one day or both days!


Opening Night -Friday, May 26th from 6:00-8:30 pm.

  • Samir (Hindi/Indian)

Saturday, May 27th 11:00-8:00

  • White Sun (Nepalese)
  • Right Now, Wrong Then (Korean)
  • Sour On a String (Chinese/Tibetan)
  • Holy, UnHoly River (India/Documentary)
  • Stay tuned, because more films are coming to the lineup!


Let’s talk food

The Asian Film Festival’s official catering partner is Madras Cafe who will be serving a variety of Asian foodmadras

Need more info?

Visit the Charlotte Asian Film Festival website:

Social Media

Instagram: @creativeyatra

Twitter: @creativeyatra

Facebook: @charlotteasianfilmfestival

We’ll see you there!


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