Subway Cinema (New York Asian Film Festival, Ltd.) is America’s leading 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.