3rd I Film Festival Opening Night Party

Kick off the sixth annual 3rd I Film Festival with an unforgettable evening in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Mission District. Join luminaries Rebecca Hazelwood and Manish Goyal (Kissing Cousins), local filmmaker Saqib Mausoof (Kala Pul) and special guests at Bollyhood Cafe/Little Baobab and partake in free-flowing conversation and libations into the night.

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STUDENT DELEGATE PROGRAM

The 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is proud to announce its 1st annual Student Delegate Program. Aimed to engage students with Asian and Asian American cinema, the program entails a rigorous program of screenings and talks, as well as access to special events and exclusive meetings with filmmakers. EXTENDED DEADLINE JAN 15, 2009!

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MATCHA: Afghanistan

The MATCHA season culiminates in a grand finale with food, music, and dance of Afghanistan, in celebration of the highly anticipated, critically acclaimed special exhibition, Afghanistan: Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul. This is 2008′s last MATCHA. Let’s end it with a bang!

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Election Night Party at YBCA

Calling all Obamaphiles and McCaniacs, hockey-moms and Joe Six-packs, Democrats and Republicans, Independents and Undecideds! On November 4th this historic election will usher in a new day in America and it will be time to set aside our differences, reach across the aisle, join hands in solidarity, bury the hatchet, raise a glass and PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! But the best part, my friends, is that in this time of economic uncertainty—IT’S FREE!

Election 2008 and Diversity Beat

During the election season the Center for Asian American Media, in collaboration with the National Minority Consortia and Diversity Beat, brought public broadcasting and public radio election-related stories from different communities within the growing minority electorate. Check out the CAAM Election 2008 page for post-election reflections and watch the stories produced by NMC fellows through Diversity Beat.

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Introducing Vicci Ho, the new Assistant Director of SFIAAFF

The Center for Asian American Media is pleased to announce the hiring of Vicci Ho, as the new Assistant Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Ho has worked on several film and TV productions, as well as the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, where she become the director in 2006. Ho also worked as web editor of Variety Asia and remains an occasional contributor for Variety.

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P.O.V. Announces the Diverse Voices Project III

The Diverse Voices Project III, with up to $100,000 in co-production funding available to emerging filmmakers, is P.O.V.’s initiative to support stories about diverse communities. This co-production initiative is dedicated to supporting emerging filmmakers.

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MANILATOWN IS IN THE HEART screening at the OIFF

Curtis Choy MANILA TOWN IS IN THE HEART ( Time Travel with Al Robles ) will screen at the 7th annual OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on Monday, October 13, 2008. A one-man social service agency and poet, Al Robles is truly one of Asian America’s hidden gems.