Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

By Teresa Nguyen

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 17th year from Thursday, July 19 through Thursday, July 26. This festival year boasts its first Kashmiri drama film and returns with a women’s showcase of Asian directed and produced films by women.

Sixty-six films will be screened throughout the week: six short blocks (Drama, Experimental, Women’s, Student’s, Late Night and Documentary) and 31 feature films.

Film fans can also expect films from the U.S., Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, China (pictured at right), Hong Kong, Indian, Japan, S. Korea and Tibetan and from these genres: action, comedy, crime drama, documentary, drama, martial arts, psycho drama, thriller, romantic comedy and horror.

The annual film festival has grown into the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian-American cinema. Passes and tickets go on sale Monday, July 1 at the website

“Angels Wear White.” Photo courtesy of Vivian Qu

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