The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting submissions for CAAMFest 2015, March 12-22, 2015.

CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films,  presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

Competition categories include the Comcast Narrative Competition, the Documentary Competition, the Audience Award for Best Narrative, the Audience Award for Best Documentary and the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary Award. See past award winners.

CAAMFest aspires to incite dialogue and community engagement, motivated by “the innovative ways Asian Americans are contributing to and shaping American Identity and Culture,” says Stephen Gong, Executive Director of CAAM. In doing so, CAAMFest also showcases music, food, and interactive workshops. The 2014 festival drew an attendance of over 25,000, including more than 250 filmmakers and industry guests from around the world.

Check out some of the highlights from CAAMFest 2014

Early Deadline: 25 Aug 2014
Normal Deadline: 15 Sept 2014
Late Deadline: 29 Sept 2014
Extended: Oct 2014

Submit three different ways:


2) CAAM Online Form

3) By mail. To request a paper form, please email

Starting next week, get tips and insights on submitting to CAAMFest from some of our past filmmakers.

CAAM members can submit entries for free. Join us and find out how to bring our stories to light. Find out more on how to become a CAAM member, starting at $50, click on the donate button below.