CAAMFest is back and bigger than ever! Come join us at TOTO Concept 190 as we kick off our 2018 Call for Entries. Mix and mingle with the local filmmaking community from all around the Bay, and learn more about the festival and the submission process in a conversation moderated by CAAM’s Festival and Exhibitions Director, Masashi Niwano.
The event will feature the following filmmaker panelists:
S. Leo Chiang is an independent documentarian. His Emmy® Award-nominated film, A Village Called Versailles, about the rebuilding and transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans, picked up eight film festival awards, aired on PBS Independent Lens series, and has been acquired by more than 200 libraries. His most recent documentary, Out Run, which profiles the only LGBT political party in the world, premiered at the 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and won Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Tina Takemoto is an artist and associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work examines issues of race, queer identity, memory, and grief. Her current research explores the hidden dimensions of same-sex intimacy and queer sexuality for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the US government during World War II.
Tanuj Chopra’s first feature film PUNCHING AT THE SUN about teens coming of age in a post-9/11 Queens NY premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival while he was still in film school. Since then, Chopra has continued make his mark on cinema with GRASS (2016) and CHEE AND T (2016).
James Q. Chan began his career as a SAG/AFTRA talent agent in San Francisco. From 2000-2011, he was mentored by Academy Award winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk, The Celluloid Closet, Battle of Amfar). His producing credits with Epstein & Friedman began with The History Channel’s 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (Emmy Award, Outstanding Nonfiction Series) to Howl (Sundance 2010 Opening Night; National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award). His most recent Directorial work is FOREVER, CHINATOWN (2016).
Hors d’oeurves and refreshments will be provided.
Thu, August 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
TOTO Concept 190
190 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
*RSVP is required. Space is limited.