The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting submissions for CAAMFest May 2018.

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 2017.

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: 24 Oct 2017 $30
Normal Deadline: 14 Nov 2017 $35
Late Deadline: 28 Nov 2017 $40
Extended (WAB): 5 Dec 2017 $45

Submit three different ways:


Submit on Withoutabox


3) CAAM Online Form

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




CAAM members receive one free submission. 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.