Last Thursday, October 20th, ASIFA held it’s annual Open Screening night at Tisch-NYU, 721 Broadway. About 35 attendees screened their recent work, works in progress, and reels to a packed house eager to be inspired. And inspired we were. There were tons of great films shown and the works in progress were a tremendous tease. There’s a lot of amazing talent coming out of local schools these days! I can’t wait to see the finished pieces. There were also a great amount of professionals who showed commercials, music videos, personal films, and short films. It was an exciting night, and a great chance for filmmakers to screen their work and get feedback, without the added tension of festival judging. In March 2009, ASIFA will hold a series of 3-4 jury screenings, where ASIFA members will rate submissions for the highly anticipated Annual ASIFA-East Festival Awards, which are held in May. Keep your membership up to date so you can participate in this exciting voting process!