New American Filmmakers National Film Tour Launches With NYC Event

After five years of showcasing independent films by immigrants, in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Vilcek Foundation and The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) are bringing New American Filmmakers to the mainland!

Join us as we kick off the New American Filmmakers National Film Tour in New York City on May 18th at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. This event features the award-winning film MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU and a Q&A session with screenwriter Christoph Silber.

May 18, 2012
7 – 11PM
School of Visual Arts Theatre
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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The NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS National Film Tour is an a la cart package of 26 films produced by innovative, cutting-edge, and award-winning American immigrant writers, directors, and actors. The films -- all made within the last five years -- shed light on immigrant life and issues of family, sexuality, activism, discrimination, and love in the diaspora.

The mission of the NAF Film Tour is to showcase the talents of these gifted immigrant filmmakers and their contributions to contemporary American independent cinema. This program is co-presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Vilcek Foundation.

  • A Message from Jan and Marica Vilcek

    Our founders arrived as penniless refugees over fifty years ago, but with the kindness and opportunity they received in the United States, they went on to accomplish great things in biomedical science and art history. Read their statement on the recent executive order imposing a travel ban.