2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the presenter of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
Founded in 1980 by a group of producers, filmmakers, and community activists who shared a passion for the medium and a commitment to address the absence of authentic Asian American images in film and television, CAAM is the nation’s leading Asian American media arts organization. In addition to presenting the annual SFIAAFF, it is a significant funder and producer of new documentary and narrative films and videos, holds a distribution collection of over 250 film and video titles, presents Asian American films on public television, and produces innovative interactive, new media content.
CAAM will kick off its 30th year with a series of activities which will not only assess our celebrated history, but also showcase our dynamic slate of new projects for 2010.
CAAM will host a 30th Anniversary Gala event, present highlights of CAAM-funded works at the Festival and host a “30 seconds in 30 years” video contest.
30th Anniversary Gala – Monday, March 15, 2010 (6-9pm) Ana Mandara Restaurant
Join as we celebrate 30 years of presenting the richness and diversity of Asian American stories
CAAM’s 30th Anniversary Gala will be presented in partnership with the Asian Chefs Association. The event will feature signature dishes from seven of the Bay Area’s most exciting celebrity chefs:
Khai Duong | Ana Mandara www.anamandara.com
Lawrence C.C. Chu |Chef Chu’s www.chefchu.com
Dennis Wong | Le Soleil www.lesoleilusa.com
Jackson Yu | Live Sushi Bar www.livesushibar.com
Peter Chan |South Sea Seafood Village www.southseaseafoodvillage.com
Hung Le | Three Seasons www.threeseasonsrestaurant.com
Jeff Hubbard and Roy Yamaguchi | Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion www.roysrestaurant.com
The gala is a high profile evening with 250-300 guests scheduled during the heart of the Festival and is a must-attend on the Bay Area’s social calendar.
Ticket Information – RSVP deadline extended to MARCH 10, 2010
Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Gala are $175 each. To purchase tickets, use our online registration system or call Debbie Ng at 415-863-0814 x104. Registration deadline is March10, 2010. Limited seating – advanced registration is highly recommended.