CAAMFest 2017 Call for Entries Now Open!

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting submissions for CAAMFest 2017, March 9 -19, 2017.

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.

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 2016 festival drew an attendance of over 27,000, including more than 250 filmmakers and industry guests from around the world.

Check out some of the highlights from CAAMFest 2016

Award Categories include:

Juried Awards:
Comcast Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary

Audience Awards:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature

See past award winners.

Early Deadline: 22 Aug 2016 $30
Normal Deadline: 12 Sept 2016 $35
Late Deadline: 26 Sept 2016 $40
Extended (WAB): 3 Oct 2016 $45

Submit three different ways:


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3) CAAM Online Form

For detailed instructions on how to submit through the form, email







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