JAKE SHIMABUKURO CONTESTS
In 2012, Jake’s fans competed in an online ukulele contest to win a chance to open for him at the premiere of “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings” at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (2012 SFIAAFF). In 2013, CAAM announced the “Life on Four Strings” ukulele contest, asking Jake fans to share how Jake’s music has positively impacted their lives, to win a chance to meet Jake in person.
FILIPINO OR NOT?
FILIPINO OR NOT? is a game about race in media, focusing on influential Filipinos throughout different cultural spheres. Whether they be actors, athletes, artists, politicians, etc, this game highlights the role Filipinos have played in the media-making world. Often Filipinos in the media are assumed to be ambiguous or of another ethnicity; with this game we want to make visible the contributions of Filipinos in a playful way. Within an iPhone app and web-based game, players will be given clues then quizzed on whether or not a specific person is actually Filipino or not Filipino. FILIPINO OR NOT? is part of a larger series of new media projects developed to foster participation in the arts. FILIPINO OR NOT? will be available for download through the iTunes App Store.
CAAM is proud to present, in collaboration with artist Kip Fulbeck, HAPAS.US. This interactive website is where multiracial Asian Americans can share their stories about the hapa experience. Community members can post videos, words, audio, photos, and meet other hapas. HAPAS.US is an evolving collection of shared media from the rich landscape of multiracial Asian Americans.
CLIMBING SACRED MOUNTAIN ( Working Title)
This game is a prototype based on DAUGHTERS OF EVEREST, a feature-length documentary film that follows the first Nepali women’s expedition of the highest peak in the world. The game attempts to subvert the notion that mountain climbing is a male dominated activity and summiting the mountain is the given goal of such an endeavor. Read More.
ON THE CLOCK
ON THE CLOCK is bi-weekly web series from the Center for Asian American Media. Follow our random adventures, in and out of the office, as we get serious work done.
30 YEARS IN 30 SECONDS
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Festivals presenting organization, Center for Asian American Media. A collection of CAAM commissioned tributes by exciting Asian American filmmakers screened at the CAAM Anniversary Gala and SFIAAFF 2010.
TOYOTA FREE YOUR STORY CONTEST
CAAM Digital Story Initiative in association with Toyota Matrix presented the Toyota Free Your Story Video Contest. This digital initiative challenged emerging storytellers to tell their story without the constraints of space or time. Beyond event coverage and filmmaker interviews, the CAAM Channel provides a platform for emerging artists everywhere to connect with a worldwide audience interested in works by or about Asian Americans.
SFIAAFF held the first Festival Forum at the Japantown Peace Plaza on March 15, 2008. At the Forum, we asked festival goers to tell us who they are and to talk about movies for CAAM INTERACTIVE.