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CAFF 2008 starts November 8th

The 2008 Chinese American Film Festival is scheduled to be held on November 8th until November 20th in San Francisco. 12 selected and award winning films from China and Hong Kong will be screened at Marina Theatre and 4 Star Theatre with a list of confirmed VIPs of directors and producers.

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SILVERDOCS Call for Entries

SILVERDOCS seeks film that exhibit a personal cinematic vision and meet the highest standards of creative excellence and technical achievement. Now entering its sixth year, SILVERDOCS has been hailed as the ’pre-eminent US documentary festival” (Screen International) and as “non-fiction nirvana” (Variety). The Festival features 100 films, representing over 45 countries, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes.

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.