News Column Serves as Official Sponsor for the 13th New York Asian Film Festival ; Leading Asian cinema festival to include Jackie Chan Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute and Retrospective

June 7, 2013


NEW YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's largest online Asian Entertainment store, announces its sponsorship of the 13th New York Asian Film Festival with Jackie Chan Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute and Retrospective. The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and Jackie Chan events take place throughout June and July in New York City, and Jackie Chan will personally make an appearance to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award on June 10th and 11th. This sponsorship marks the first time has worked with the New York Asian Film Festival.

North America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema, the 13th New York Asian Film Festival comprises three events: the Jackie Chan Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute (June 10-11), featuring appearances by Jackie Chan; the Jackie Chan Retrospective (June 23- 27), offering screenings of classic Jackie Chan films; and the New York Asian Film Festival (June 29-July 15), featuring a selection of over 60 Asian films, including notable recent releases, retrospective screenings and regional and world premieres. Screenings will take place at the Walter Reade Theater, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center and Japan Society in New York City.

Now in its fifteenth year online, has become synonymous with Asian entertainment to fans worldwide, and is widely considered the Internet's largest source for Asian entertainment products.'s customer base totals over one million customers in over 150 countries worldwide. At its website,, the company offers a full range of products relating to Asian cinema, from movie DVDs and Blu-ray discs to music albums from popular Asian stars to books and memorabilia celebrating Asian cinema. As part of its sponsorship, will be giving away screening passes to the New York Asian Film Festival in June via its Twitter channel (@yesasia).

" is proud to be an Official Sponsor of the New York Asian Film Festival," said Joshua Lau, Founder and CEO of "Asian films are more popular than ever, but they need constant exposure and the NYAFF is one of the best at promoting new films and new filmmakers from Asia. Both NYAFF and make it a mission to bring Asian movies to fans in the West, so this sponsorship is an easy decision for us."

Goran Topalovic, Executive Director of the NYAFF, offered his enthusiasm at the sponsorship. " has always been our favorite online store to get the latest Asian movies, so we were excited when they decided to sponsor this year's New York Asian Film Festival. It's a perfect match, as both NYAFF and share the passion for Asian pop culture, and are dedicated to serving the needs of Asian cinema fans."


Founded in 1998, is headquartered in Hong Kong with regional offices in Japan and South Korea. has carved itself a niche as a leading Internet source for a wide range of Asian entertainment products, including music, videos, anime, games, books, electronics, toys and collectibles. has a global base of over one million customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit or YesAsia.

About the New York Asian Film Festival

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is North America's leading Festival of popular Asian cinema, which the New York Times has called " of the city's most valuable events..." Launched in 2002 by Subway Cinema, the Festival selects only the best, strangest, and most entertaining movies to screen for New York audiences, ranging from mainstream blockbusters and art-house eccentricities to genre and cult classics. It was the first North American film festival to champion the works of Johnnie To, Bong Joon-Ho, Park Chan-Wook, Takashi Miike, and other auteurs of contemporary Asian cinema. The Festival has been produced in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 2010. For more information, visit, NYAFF and follow @subwaycinema on Twitter (#nyaff13).

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