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SEPTEMBER 2009

Bummed that summer’s coming to an end? VC has the answer to your end-of-the-season blues. Go back to school with VC Academy, our professional media training workshops. Join us for the multi-award-winning WHITE ON RICE, where you’ll laugh and fall in love with the goofy, dinosaur-obsessed Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe).

Things looking up already, right? Read on for more!

(photo from WHITE ON RICE)

IN THIS ISSUE
2010 Film Fest Submissions
WHITE ON RICE | Best of the Fest
Storyboard Workshop
Support Asian Pacific Community Fund

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
audience

FILMMAKERS, IT’S TIME TO SUBMIT!
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is announcing a Call for Entries for its 26th Edition, set for April 29 through May 6, 2010. Submissions will be accepted starting FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2009, AT 5 PM.

Productions for consideration include features and shorts in the following categories: dramatic/narrative, documentaries, experimental and animation/graphic films in all genres. Entries by and/or about Asian Pacific American and Asian international producers with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific culture, history and experiences are welcome and encouraged.

To submit, follow the link below to submit your film via the Web at Withoutabox.com. For more information, call (213) 680-4462 x68, or visit http://www.vconline.org.

BEST OF THE FEST
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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 9 | 7:30 PM
WHITE ON RICE
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7
673 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena


Join us as we close out BEST OF THE FEST for 2009 with this multi-award-winning feature, a “40-year-Old Virgin”-styled romp that looks at what happens when love comes a knocking at the doorstep of a loveable loser. Featuring an all-start cast Hiroshi Watanabe (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA), James Kyson Lee (HEROES), Lynn Chen (SAVING FACE), and Joy Osmanski (GREY’S ANATOMY).

This very special screening features Q & A with Director Dave Boyle and cast!
Ticket & Venue info here.

VC ACADEMY NOW IN SESSION
StoryboardSATURDAY SEPT. 12 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM
STORYBOARD WORKSHOP
Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles

Want to learn how to outline your scene sequence and major changes of action before production? Enroll in VC Academy’s Storyboard Workshop! Veteran animator & educator Mar Elepano will show you the ropes.

$25 Students, Seniors, & VC Members
$30 General

Only 10 spaces available! Advance RSVP & payment required. Call Kennedy at 213-680-4462 x32 or email kennedy@vconline.org.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Support the Asian Pacific Community Fund
Does your company/employer have a workplace giving program?  Many workplace giving campaigns will take place over the next few months as employees are encouraged to give to various charitable organizations.  The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) represents Visual Communications as well as 28 others all providing vital health and human services to communities in need throughout Los Angeles County.

APCF will be participating in many workplace giving campaigns including the following and many others.  Please check with your employer if your organization is not listed below.

Kaiser Permanente
City of Carson
City of Los Angeles
City of Monterey Park
City of Santa Monica
County of Los Angeles
State of California
Federal Government

Please make a payroll deduction or one time donation to APCF through your employer’s workplace giving program today.  Your donation is tax deductible!

Funds generated through APCF support 29 agencies providing programs and services to 250,000 people each year in a total of 27 Asian languages plus English and Spanish.  Programs and services include after-school programs, child care, disabled assistance, health care, legal services, low income housing, senior services, violence prevention and much much more.  Your donation helps to enhance the quality of life for all by building healthy sustainable communities.  For more information on APCF and its affiliate agencies, please visit www.apcf.org.

Would you like to set up a Workplace Giving Campaign in your company/business or donate to APCF?  Please contact Debra Fong at dfong@apcf.org or (213) 624-6400 ext. 2.

About Visual Communications

Founded in 1970, Visual Communications is the nation’s premier Asian American media arts organization. Our mission to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans.

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Connecting Communities Through Media Arts
Phone: (213) 680-4462
Fax: (213) 687-4848
Email: info@vconline.org
Web: http://www.vconline.org

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