Submit your project to be featured at CAAMFest 2019! Accepting documentary, international, feature, shorts, and new media works.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) will begin accepting submissions for CAAMFest 2019 starting  Monday, August 27, 2018.

CAAMFest is the nation’s largest Asian and Asian American showcase for music, food, film, and digital media, presenting approximately 130 works at 92 public events in San Francisco 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 and artists. Previously celebrated in March, the festival moved to coincide with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in 2018 and align with the national broadcast works curated and produced by CAAM.

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.

CAAMFest 2019 takes place May 9-19, 2019.

Check out some of the highlights from CAAMFest 2018.

Award Categories include:

2018 Juried Awards:
Comcast Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
SF Film Critics Award (for International Features)
21CF Cinematography Award
Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary
INSPIRASIAN Student Film Awards

Audience Awards:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature

See past award winners.

Early Deadline: 26 Oct 2018 $35
Normal Deadline: 16 Nov 2018 $40
Late Deadline: 7 Dec 2018 $45
Extended (WAB): 12 Dec 2018 $50

Submit three different ways*:


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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.


*Please submit via one platform.