The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) has announced that the 31st San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) will take place at venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from March 14 - 24, 2013.
CAAM continues its legacy of providing innovative media experiences that tell the diverse stories of Asians and Asian Americans everywhere through this premier showcase of emerging and established Asian and American talent.
According to organizers, highlighted films, special guests and other surprises will be announced in late January and a press conference will be held on Feb. 13, 2013 at the New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown.
Characterized by its forward-looking programming and eye for innovation, 2012’s 11-
day festival brought an estimated 20,000 attendees. Through live events, multimedia
performances, and expanded ventures into the music and culinary worlds, the Festival
has embraced new forms of artistic expression with the spirit of curiosity and adventure.
The annual festival is part of CAAM’s commitment to supporting emerging Asian
American talent, providing an outlet to showcase their work. It has long been a first-look
launching point for new films and media projects, having introduced many Americans
to the early work of numerous filmmakers who have gone on to great commercial and
critical success: Wayne Wang, Mira Nair, Ang Lee, Sandra Oh, Deepa Mehta, Justin Lin,
John Cho, and Gurinder Chadha, to name a few.
For more information, visit CAAM's blog.