Become a CAAM Sustaining member and bring Asian American stories to light. Receive instant CAAMFest ticket discounts and other fantastic benefits!

Member benefit: CAAMFest40 Call for Entries submission fee waiver

Current CAAM members receive a waiver for one free submission for CAAMFest as a member benefit. If you are a media or filmmaker and have a project that you want to submit for consideration for CAAMFest, take advantage of your opportunity to submit one entry for free.

Please note that submitting an entry does not guarantee that your project(s) will be accepted to CAAMFest40. For more information about the CAAMFest Call for Entries, visit our blog.

If you are not a CAAM member or if your membership has recently expired, join today or renew your membership on CAAM’s secure website or by using a credit card over the phone. Once your membership has been activated/renewed, you can receive the submission fee waiver.

Early Bird Deadline: November 3, 2021: $35
Normal Deadline: December 1, 2021: $40
Late Deadline: December 15, 2021: $45

To request a submission fee waiver, please do the following:

  1. Fill out this Google form with your contact information and the title of the project you plan to submit for consideration.
  2. We will review your request and determine if you are eligible for the fee waiver.
  3. Once your request has been approved, our Festival team will email you the submission fee waiver code.

After you receive your submission fee waiver, you can then submit your entry online using FilmFreeway by one of the submission deadlines.


COVID-19 Membership Updates
Visit our COVID-19 Membership and Donation Updates page for updates about membership benefits and acknowledgment letters and donation acknowledgment letters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Membership Cards and Acknowledgment Letters

Our entire staff, including our Development team members, are working remotely until California’s statewide shelter-in-place order is lifted.

Please note that membership cards will no longer be provided by CAAM. Your membership number and the date your membership expires is listed under Number and Expires in the membership payment confirmation email you will receive from For questions, please email CAAM’s Development Associate Jonathan Hsieh at

You are also welcome to email CAAM’s Membership and Donor Relations Manager, Jennifer Chu at to request your membership number and membership expiration date and for any questions about your membership benefits.

Please note that is primarily used to send membership and donation confirmation emails. Please do not contact CAAM’s team using


“I wouldn’t have a filmmaking career without CAAM. They introduced me to a local PBS station that broadcasted my first historical documentary, and they’ve been there reading through proposals and treatments of project ideas (both good and bad) giving me feedback and support. My relationship with the people from CAAM are for life. And through their film festival, they’ve shown me the world of the Asian and Asian American filmmaking. They have made me see that being an Asian American and, in particular, a Filipino American, is an asset as a storyteller, a perspective on the world that has not been mined and that people are hungry to take .” – Marissa Aroy, Filmmaker

What is a CAAM Sustaining Member? Join at any of our paid levels, starting at $50  per year for an individual student or senior and $65 for an individual. All paid CAAM members are Sustaining Members!

Membership Benefits Chart

 Student/ SeniorFriend Supporter    
SingleDual SingleDual SingleDual DirectorVisionary SilverVisionary Gold
Cost$50.00 $95.00 $65.00 $120.00 $175.00 $330.00 $1,000.00 $5,000.00 $10,000.00
Membership Benefits
Subscription to CAAM's e-newsletter, CAAM Connect
Invitations to year-round events, including exclusive members-only screenings and programs
Complimentary ticket to two (2) exclusive virtual programs
Members-only advance CAAMFest ticket purchase/reservation period
Discounted tickets to CAAMFest screenings and programs
Limited Edition CAAM organic cotton tote bag 12124
CAAMFest: Complimentary CAAMFest Opening Night Screening Ticket(s)
Complimentary CAAMFest Pass122
One (1) complimentary ticket to the CAAMFest Centerpiece Screening2
One (1) complimentary ticket to the CAAMFest Closing Night Screening2
Opportunity to help curate a members-only program
Opportunity to sponsor a CAAMFest film

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