Subway Cinema (New York Asian Film Festival, Ltd.) is America’s lead- ing non-profit organization dedicated to increasing exposure and appreciation for asian popular film culture in all its forms.

Before launching NYAFF in 2002, Subway Cinema was the first in America to recognize the works of directors Johnnie To and Tsui Hark with retrospectives, and to bring major attention to New Korean Cinema with the first New York Korean Film Festival in 2001.

Subway Cinema’s other events and initiatives include the annual Old School Kung Fu Fest (showcase for the best of classic martial arts films) and the Asian Film Preservation Fund.

THE TEAM

Goran Topalovic

Goran Topalovic

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Goran is one of the original founders of Subway Cinema and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Festival.

Samuel Jamier

Samuel Jamier

Co-Director

Samuel Jamier is the Co-Director of the Festival.

Rufus de Rham

Rufus de Rham

Director of Operations

Rufus joined the team in 2012 and now serves as the Director of Operations.