I’m super new to this film festival ordeal. The only ways I’ve experienced movies are in regular theaters, on a small screen with a few friends, or as a topic of discussion in a classroom. KARMA CALLING was the kind of screening that really makes the festival setting win my heart.
Opening night for this year’s SFIAAFF at the Castro Theatre was SPECTACULAR and- as naive as it sounds- unlike any experience that I’ve ever had! It really went by in a flash. After finding my seat in the beautiful, ritzy, busy Castro Theatre amongst my fellow delegates, we chatted anxiously about everything going on around us
CAAM is proud to present, in collaboration with artist Kip Fulbeck, HAPAS.US. This new interactive website is where multiracial Asian Americans Can share their stories about the hapa experience.
Why is this man in a gorilla costume? And where can you get a banana suit? I caught up with David Boyle, the director of White on Rice, to answer these and other deep questions about his new hilarious feature premiering at the 2009 SFIAAFF.
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival rocks! There’s just no other way to say it. WHATEVER IT TAKES just had its world premiere on Saturday night (3/14), and I was blown away by the experience.
The SFIAAFF is thrilled to announce the return of Festival Forum, a day-long fair of in the Japantown Peace Plaza! Enjoy the festival in a whole new way with music and dance performances, interactive activities, and free screenings!
The official after-party of the 2009 San Francisco Int’l Asian
American Film Festival! Grab a drink, meet the Festival’s filmmakers
and actors, chill out in Poleng’s front lounge, or get your groove on
in the bumping back room!
By Lauren Winsor Stenmoe
To say I have been looking forward to the SFIAAFF would be a grand understatement. I can think of few things more exciting than to be able to view high-quality Asian-American cinema and have in-depth discussions with others who feel just as passionately as I do about the importance of this medium.
By Tracy Wang
Hello all! I just got back from the SFIAAFF 2009 Opening Night! I’ll admit, I was very excited getting ready and I kept looking out the Metro train window to check for my stop every 10 seconds. I really liked the energy of the Castro Theatre, and remembering back to the Comcast representative’s quick speech, I realize that the audience tonight was really a community that was fueled by film and that this energy comes only from such a strong community.
By Anjuna Rose Antony
Cameras flash away incessantly! Red carpets gleam! Fans and stars wait in excitement! Then I walk in. the wind blows the hair away from my face. I feel like a million bucks! The volunteers direct me to the guest check-in line. I tell them who I am – DELEGATE, STUDENT DELEGATE! I couldn’t wait to say that. I have been so excited ever since SFIAAFF picked me to one of their student delegates. I couldn’t wait to meet the others.