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NOT BLACK OR WHITE

A look at three Asian American women who aren’t geishas, hookers, or bikini-clad masseuses. NOT BLACK OR WHITE examines the stereotypical ways in which Asian women have been depicted in the media and how three acclaimed Asian American actresses challenge and defy those concepts in their creative work and careers.

Award Winning Media Fund Films

Award Winning Media Fund Films

Several films we’ve funded have received acceptance into film festivals and a record number have gone on to win awards. To start off with seven CAAM films were screened at our own festival: MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN, A SONG FOR OURSELVES, FRUITFLY, AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY: THE PATSY MINK STORY, PROJECT KASHMIR and WHATEVER IT TAKES. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!

SFIAAFF WRAPS UP 27TH YEAR

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March 12 – 22, 2009), presented by the Center for Asian American Media, wrapped with an estimated attendance of over 25,000, including over 200 filmmakers, actors and industry guests.

APA Heritage Month Broadcasts May 2009

APA Heritage Month Broadcasts May 2009

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, PBS will be broadcasting stories that reflect the diversity of the Asian American experience. ITVS, American Masters, WETA, and Independent Lens will be co-presenting APA programs throughout May 2009. Check local listings for exact times and dates.

APA Heritage Month Broadcasts May 2009

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, PBS will be broadcasting stories that reflect the diversity of the Asian American experience. ITVS, American Masters, WETA, and Independent Lens will be co-presenting APA programs throughout May 2009. Check local listings for exact times and dates.

SFIAAFF Award Winners Announced!

SFIAAFF Award Winners Announced!

The Festival is pleased to announce the winners of its two juried competitions for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature, and the winners of its Comcast Audience Award. The winners are…

SFIAAFF 2009 Opening Night Film + Gala Reception Tonight

The 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens with Lee Yoon-ki’s MY DEAR ENEMY, a breezy, pitch-perfect ride through the streets of Seoul and into the unsuspecting world of two ex-lovers, ENEMY brims with warmth and possibility while mining the magic, mystery and foibles of human relations.

SFIAAFF 09 Best Fest Photo Contest

SFIAAFF 09 Best Fest Photo Contest

SFIAAFF is searching for the Best Fest Photo! Submit your best Festival photos and enter to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and a $500 Macy’s shopping spree. Submit your best Festival photos and enter to win!

TOKYO SONATA—The Evening Class Interview With Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Many years ago I was taught to dream in detail and that such details involve the discipline of placing one foot patiently in front of the other. Walking to my scheduled appointment with Kiyoshi Kurosawa—whose most recent film Tokyo Sonata screened during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival—I kept watching the tips of my shoes on the sidewalk; the fulfillment of some dreams are just that vivid.

27th annual SFIAAFF Call for Volunteers

Be a part of the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films! Every March, over 300 volunteers from around the Bay Area log almost 2,500 hours to make the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) a success! Volunteer benefits include vouchers for festival screenings, the opportunity to meet film industry professionals, and more!