The Female Jeremy Lin?

What’s the connection with Jeremy Lin, a rising NBA basketball phenom, and the 30th SFIAAFF? It turns out, Emily Tay, the FEMALE Asian-American Harvard basketball rock star of the documentary, NO LOOK PASS, was friends with Jeremy Lin at Harvard, and her inspirational story can be seen at this year’s Festival!

The countdown begins… It’s 30-to-30!

Drumroll please… the 30th SFIAAFF is here! The Festival’s 30th anniversary program celebrates the past, present, and future – not only honoring pioneers in Asian and Asian American media-making, but also new directions in digital and interactive media, sound and youth culture, culinary arts and gaming.

Calling All Wannabe Ukulele Stars!

Calling all wannabe ukulele stars! Are you ready for a little YouTube fame that’ll get you onstage to open for ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro? Enter now to compete in an online ukulele contest and the chance to open for Jake at SFIAAFF30!

Apply to the SFIAAFF Student Delegate Program

“I thought SDP would be a great opportunity to participate in the festival’s programs and meet people in the field of Asian American media. My actual experience exceeded my expectations because we had so many opportunities to get to know interesting people and be inspired by all the great work that is happening. This inspires me to continue to pursue my path to be a film producer and to continue with film studies.” —Yen Le, SDP 2011

SFIAAFF ’11 Films Eligible for Gotham Independent Film Audience Award

The Gotham Independent Film Audience Award celebrates audience award winners from across the Top 50 US and Canadian film festivals. SFIAAFF 2011 audience award winners SURROGATE VALENTINE (Best Narrative Feature) and ONE VOICE (Best Documentary Feature) are currently included in the first round of voting for the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award.

Submit Your Film to the 30th SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival

Submit your film to the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March 8-18, 2012). Be part of the largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema in North America!

Submit your film early and save on entry fees.

Early deadline – Sept 2, 2011
$25 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Late deadline – Sept 30, 2011
$35 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Withoutabox extended deadline (available only through Withoutabox) – Oct 7, 2011