Sunday, March 11, 1-4PM
Hotel Kabuki, Sakura Room
1625 Post Street in Japantown, San Francisco
Please RSVP with Davin Agatep: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s undeniable. The Asian American media landscape is changing rapidly. In the past five years, a tidal wave of viewers has emerged on YouTube, watching videos made by and starring Asian Americans. These days, the most recognizable Asian American faces may no longer come from Hollywood or network shows, yet the spotlight of “success” still remains on feature films and broadcast television. We have to ask ourselves: are we still looking in the right direction?
What better way to explore this question than with a community conversation! Think one-part TED talk, one-part Townhall and we have the PRESENT/FUTURE Summit. In a fast-paced, provocative dialogue engaging today’s most interesting thinkers and creators, presentations by five featured speakers will be answered by five designated respondents and audience talk back. We’ll cover specific topics – technology, new content production, television, socially conscious media, and exhibition – with speakers ranging from popular YouTube stars to acclaimed academic voices. The aim is to gather the best minds in the business to generate ideas and debate. There is much we can learn from each other. And there is much we can support and challenge each other on. We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering!
Official twitter hashtag: #pfsummit
Check out our incredible line-up of participants!
Nā’ālehu Anthony, http://www.oiwi.tv / @PalikuDocFilms
Kenyatta Cheese, http://www.
Gary Chou, http://garychou.com / @garychou
Lee Ann Kim, http://www.sdaff.org / @SDAFF
Wendy Levy, http://www.
Quan Phung, television producer / @quanphung
Ana Serrano, http://cfccreates.
Celine Parrenas-Shimizu, http://www.
Musa Syeed, http://musasyeed.com / @musasyeed
Wong Fu Productions, http://
Chi-hui Yang, independent curator and media professor / @chihuiyang
Shinae Yoon, www.vconline.org / @vconline
Rana Cho, www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/rcho /@ranacho
Organized by Karin Chien, http://www.dgeneratefilms.com @producerkarin
For updates and event details, please visit:
The Present/Future Summit Tumblr Blog
Present/Future Program Page
Preceding this event at Hotel Kabuki, Imperial Room A, 10am-11:30am: Ready, Set, Pitch!
The Center for Asian American Media is excited to host the first-ever READY, SET, PITCH! panel at SFIAAFF! This is a free event for the public. Join us and cheer on our competing producers as they pitch their project for a $5,000 Research and Development award to be decided by the jury.