documentary

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!

“HOLLYWOOD CHINESE” Available Exclusively on Comcast On-Demand May 28, 2009

“Hollywood Chinese” by celebrated filmmaker Arthur Dong, is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s
triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and

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.

WHATEVER IT TAKES: We Finished the Film!

It’s hard to believe, but I can finally announce that WHATEVER IT TAKES has been completed! At times, I never thought my film would be done. There was always another scene to shoot, another rough cut to edit, another technical detail to manage. But through it all we persevered, and now we are ready to show our film to the world.

PLANET B-BOY airing on MTV

If you haven’t seen Benson Lee’s documentary PLANET-B BOY yet tune in to MTV Wednesday January 14th at 1:30 am PST/EST (12:30 am CST) or 8 am PST/EST (7 am CST).

WHATEVER IT TAKES: This Is Real Life

Last month, something happened which reminded me that I’m not just making a film. In documentary, we’re not just dealing with footage that we shot a few months ago; we’re dealing with individuals whose lives continue evolve. This is real life, and sometimes things change for the better, sometimes for the worse. In this case, it was definitely the latter…