We’re thrilled to announce this year’s student delegates! Chosen from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students, the Student Delegates are a small but diverse group of students who undergo Festival “boot camp.” Guided by Festival staff, students participate in a rigorous schedule of film screenings, discussions, and exclusive meetings with filmmakers and special guests. The program aims to cultivate the next generation of filmmakers, activists, educators, and community leaders.
“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 is thrilled to present the 3rd annual Verizon Student Delegate Program! Aimed to cultivate and engage the next generation of scholars, filmmakers, artists, and administrators in the field of Asian and Asian American media, these students were selected from a competitive pool of applicants from around the nation.
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is proud to continue its annual Verizon Student Delegate Program. Aimed to engage students with Asian and Asian American cinema, the program strives to cultivate the next generation of scholars, artists, administrators and activists invested in the field of Asian American media.
I’m writing this from my uncle-in-law’s house in San Leandro, squeezing in some time with my fourth aunt and her daughter, visiting from Arizona. In the hour after I arrived at San Leandro’s BART station shortly before 10 PM, my aunt called my fifth aunt and her children in Seattle, talked about her health, my fourth aunt’s health, my grandmother’s health, then called my grandfather in Saigon’s Chinatown.