Meet These Media Makers, Actors, & Artists at CAAMFest

leongCAAMFest offers the best in film, music, and food from the world’s most innovative Asian and Asian American artists. Between the glitz and glamor of Opening Night and the quiet reflection of Closing Night, accomplished media makers, artists, and special guests will be on hand to celebrate and interact with San Francisco audiences.

Linsanity” Director Evan Jackson Leong, along with Producers Christopher Chen, Allen Lu, and Brian Yang, will join us at the CAAMFest Opening Night Screening and Gala. The Centerpiece Presentation will include “Midnight’s Children” stars Satya Bhabha and Samrat Chakrabarti.

New Directions kicks off at the Asian Art Museum with Heems and Dapwell of Das Racist, performing as Indian Bastards from Hell. Directions in Sound, CAAMFest’s premier music event, highlights some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists on the West Coast: Dengue Fever, Jhameel and Vinroc.

The second season of “Nice Girls Crew” kicks off with stars Lynn Chen, Michelle Krusiec and Sheetal Sheth! Joining them will be actors Parvesh Cheena, Anthony Ma, and Leonardo Nam as well as Director Tanuj Chopra and Writer Christine Kwon. Leading the (Bitter)Sweet and Mixing Masala cook salons is well-known Bay Area food author Thy Tran, alongside Wendy Lieu of Socola Chocolatier, Lisa Murphy of Sosu Artisan Ketchup, and Paawan Kothari of The Chai Cart.

Additional special guests include:

Soman Chainani, Author, The School for Good and Evil
Deann Borshay Liem, Director/Producer, Memory of Forgotten War
Ramsay Liem, Director/Producer, Memory of Forgotten War
Grace Lee, Filmmaker, Asian Chops (PBS Food Show)
Christen Marquez, Director, E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name
Cyril Pahinui, Let’s Play Music! Slack Key With Cyril Pahinui
Chelle Pahinui, Producer, Let’s Play Music! Slack Key With Cyril Pahinui
Lee Isaac Chung, Director/Writer, Abigail Harm
Ken J. Adachi, Director/Writer, Dead Dad
Ron Morales, Director/Writer, Graceland
Ernie Park, Director/Writer, Late Summer
Nadine Truong, Director/Writer, Someone I Used to Know
Ernesto Foronda, Director/Writer, Sunset Stories
Silas Howard, Director, Sunset Stories
Benito Bautista, Director, Harana
Stephen Maing, Director, High Tech, Low Life
Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Director, Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage
Marlo Poras, Director/Producer, The Mosuo Sisters
Yu Ying Wu, Producer, The Mosuo Sisters
Debbie Lum, Director, Seeking Asian Female
Alicia Dwyer, Director/Producer, Xmas Without China
Michael Dwyer, Producer, Xmas Without China
Tom Xia, Director/Producer, Xmas Without China
Jason Best, Exec. Producer, The Cheer Ambassadors
Richard Gardner, Producer, The Cheer Ambassadors
Luke Cassady-Dorion, Director, The Cheer Ambassadors
Thapanont Phithakrattanayothin, Producer, The Cheer Ambassadors
Nicholas Bonner, Director/Producer, Comrade Kim Goes Flying