Join us for SFIAAFF’s largest event, FESTIVAL FORUM, a FREE outdoor showcase of lively artists, performers and media makers in San Francisco’s historic Japantown Peace Plaza! Featuring a tremendous line-up of acts, including NYC-based dance-rock band, PaperDoll! This year’s event will feature commemorative programs to mark the one-year anniversary of the March 11 Japanese tsunami and earthquake.
From electronic pop to new school hip-hop, Directions In Sound 2012, delivers a genre-bending showcase featuring emerging artists and established vets. Join us on a trip through the future-forward music scene that’s blowing up the Asian American underground. Don’t blink…You might miss the next big thing!
As Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for Oscar Sunday, we here at CAAM know exactly which film we’re rooting for: Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Doc, THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM, which makes its Bay Area Premiere at SFIAAFF30. The first screening of this documentary will be part of our FESTIVAL FORUM, our largest event, bringing a FREE showcase of artists, performers and media makers to SF’s historic Japantown Peace Plaza. This year’s event commemmorates the one-year anniversary of the March 11 Japanese tsunami and earthquake.
Although innovations in storytelling are taking media in exciting, new directions, 30 Years of SFIAAFF wouldn’t have been possible without the pioneers and icons that have shaped the Asian American media landscape today. Join us for a series of events that honor just a few of these legendary figures – Joan Chen, Cherylene Lee, and The Nakamura Family – through cast reunions, live conversations, readings, and retrospectives.