An annual film festival is shining a spotlight on Asian culture this weekend.
The 40th annual Asian American International Film Festival is setting up shop at Flushing Town Hall.
The festival comes to Flushing after an 11-day stint in Manhattan that featured a total of 83 films.
Here in Queens, the two-day event will be scaled down a bit. In addition to 7 short films Friday night, organizers say they'll also be showing a feature-length film on Saturday.
“There's so much talent out there that people just don't know about and we want to make sure that the word gets out about us and our community and all the talent that we can bring,” said the festival’s marketing coordinator Jen Kim. “I really want more representation in Hollywood and in media in general and there's a lot we can bring to the picture.”
Attendees can also sample authentic South Asian cuisine from the Desi food truck during the festival.
To learn more, head to AAIF.org/2017.