A little more than a year ago, I was burning DVD screeners, reviewing films at weekly meetings, editing press materials, and being an all-around badass in preparation for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
Now, it’s time for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival to roll around again but this year, with an all-new moniker: CAAMFest. CAAMFest will not only to continue to showcase the latest and greatest works in Asian American cinema, but will also be a celebration of music, food, and culture. I’m not only excited to immerse myself in the brand new offerings, but I’m proud to say that I was able to contribute to the 2013 festival too.
This past summer, I served on the Screening Committee for the Shorts program. I had the chance to view and evaluate some of the short films that you may be seeing at the festival. I think the Shorts Curators put together some great programs with themes and films that will speak to everyone, in terms of the types of films they enjoy and what’s important to them.
Furthermore, I got to write a couple of program notes for the official festival program guide, so you’ll see my name underneath a couple of blurbs when you pick one up. It’s always fun to watch films and write something catchy to get other people to watch them!
I”m so grateful for those at CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) for allowing me to make these contributions and I’m so excited for what they’re accomplishing in the rebranding of one of San Francisco and the Asian American and film communities’ largest and most important events.
So if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, please support this amazing organization and the incredible filmmakers, acting talent, musicians, taste makers, and media makers that will be featured at this year’s festival. There are lots of social events and galas too, so it’s also a perfect excuse to party!
Click on the banner below to be directed to the official festival website, which lists all the offerings for CAAMFest. Plan now and don’t miss out. See you there!