Locus Arts Do It Yourself Music Video Contest


Locus Arts DIY

UPDATE: The winner of the Locus Arts Do It Yourself Music Video Contest, co-presented by SFIAAFF is “I-Hotel” by The Autonomous Region, directed by Jason Nou. Catch The Autonomous Region live at the Festival Forum, Saturday March 15th, and the music video in the Music Video Asia program, Wednesday March 19th. To view all the DIY Music Videos, go to the CAAM video gallery.

Vote for your favorite DIY Music Video now! Locus Arts and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival are looking to find the winning video of the inaugural DIY Music Video Contest.

The six videos have been made and you can help to determine the winning video. The winning video wins a spot at SFIAAFF’s Music Video Asia program and the artist/band the right to perform at the SFIAAFF Festival Forum in the Japantown Peace Plaza during the Festival!

Voting Officially Ends Friday, February 29, 2008 at 3pm PST.

Seven local bands. Seven local filmmakers. Locus Arts has teamed them up at random to produce seven no budget videos, and the teams are working frantically to beat the deadline and make it to the first Do It Yourself Music Video Premier Night on Friday, February 15th, 2008. We’ll not only premier the seven music videos, but also have performances from the bands and commentary from the video directors.

Feb 15, 2008 at 7:00pm
Root Division 3175 17th St. @ South Van Ness
Admission: $10-$15 Sliding Scale
* No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Co-presented by the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the new videos will premier simultaneously here at, and through February 29th the videos will be participating in an exciting online contest we’ve put together. Visitors to the site will be able to vote on their favorite Asian American music video. The public’s favorite music video will win a spot at the 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, March 13-23, 2008, in the Music Video Asia program March 19th.

Please help support your local Asian American artists do it themselves.

Brought to you by the Filmmakers:
Bernard Badion
Yasmine Gomez
Wilson Wong
Matt Abaya
Jasper Pugao
Jason Nou
Alex Virasayachak

Featuring the Music of:
The Gold Medalists
Power Struggle
Say Bok Gwai
The Autonomous Region

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