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Pusan International Film Festival Video Blog


Live Octopus, A Giant Mall, and a Gazillion Movies (well, not exactly). SFIAAFF Program Manager Christine Kwon chronicles her first trip to the “Cannes of Asia” , the Pusan International Film Festival. Now in its 14th year, the festival is characterized by its charming city surroundings and ambitious scope of programs.   Read More»

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Gabe Bondoc at Polenge Lounge Photos online now!


An evening with Gabe Bondoc at Poleng Lounge was fun filled with great music and people! Thank you to everyone who came out to support CAAM. To see the photos from the event go to our Photo Gallery on the CAAM Channel.   Read More»


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Leading the Way for a Diverse and Thriving Society


A message from our Executive Director, Stephen Gong: Greetings! It has been an eventful year here at CAAM – one wrought with exciting achievements and new challenges. I’d like to first and foremost thank you for your support. In tough economic times, it is the support of individuals like you that allows us to continue to serve our mission – to fund, produce, exhibit and distribute rich, authentic and diverse stories of Asians in America.  Read More»

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3rd I San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival


CAAM is proud to co-present five films at the 3rd i San Francisco Int’l South Asian Film Festival (SFISAFF) : November 5 – 8, 2009. Four days of shorts, documentaries, and feature films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora, including: India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and the USA.  Read More»

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Still Lives: Unseen China and the Films of Jia Zhangke


Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Still Life, 24 City, Unknown Pleasures) is perhaps the most significant artist working in China today. In this session at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, Chi-hui Yang, Director of SFIAAFF, will discuss and show clips from Jia’s films, and illustrate how his works reveal the invisible side of China’s modernization. The event is Free and Open to the public and takes place Wednesday, November 4 at 5:45 PM, Fromm Hall, USF Main Campus. Reservations recommended.  Read More»

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FRUIT FLY with H.P. Mendoza – Film Screening and Q&A


Townsend Center for the Humanities presents FRUIT FLY at UC Berkeley on Friday November 6. Filmed in San Francisco’s Castro and Mission Districts, the indie musical FRUIT FLY celebrates everything from public transportation and low-rent housing to performance art, gay nightlife, and unexpected connections between strangers.This free screening will conclude with a question-and-answer discussion with director/composer H.P. MENDOZA.

Valley Life Sciences’ Chan Shun Auditorium
Friday, November 6 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
Due to explicit lyrics, no children
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The San Francisco Film Society presents Taiwan Film Days, November 6-8 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema. This exciting three-day showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema, with unique opportunities to view bold new films and engage with visionary filmmakers. The festival opens Friday, November 6 with Taiwan’s biggest-ever box-office sensation, Wei Te-sheng’s CAPE NO. 7; other notable films include NO PUEDO VIVIR SIN TI, the country’s official entry for the 2010 Academy Awards.  Read More»

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Mr. Hyphen 2009


Hyphen and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) present the fourth annual Mr. Hyphen competition on November 14, 2009, celebrating the men of the Asian American community. Each year, Hyphen and OACC celebrate Asian American men who devote themselves to worthy community causes. While structured like a pageant with rounds of talent, fashion and Q&A, Mr. Hyphen turns stereotypes on their heads in front of a sold-out crowd. Striking a blow for equal-opportunity all-in-good-fun ogling, Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity. Rounds will be decided alternately by an audience vote and by an illustrious panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization. Check out all the worthy contestants, including Mr. RJ Lozada representing CAAM!

Join CAAM today at any level and get two free tickets to Mr. Hyphen! Tickets are extremely limited so hurry and join today! And remember, in addition to all the neat CAAM member benefits your support allows us to be the leading Asian American media arts organization.

Saturday, November 14 7PM-10PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
(Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor)
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA
All ages welcome, 21+ for alcohol
Subscribe to Hyphen for only $5 at the event with ticket purchase!  Read More»

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Call for Entries: Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund


The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing funds to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films are driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of world affairs, domestic issues and social conflicts, the documentary has become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to the serious issues facing our world today. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points-of-view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the internet. Submissions are open from October 5, 2009 through January 11, 2010.  Read More »

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U.S. Input Pre-selection Submission Now Open


Submit your program online and send three DVDs to SCETV! The deadline for submitting U.S. films for Input consideration is Friday, November 6, 2009. All genres and lengths of public television programming will be considered. The International Input organization requires that countries submit an equal number of dramas, documentaries and “other” television program formats. INPUT is dedicated to the proposition that television should be public service in the public interest. That access to the most honest, innovative, provocative, courageous and challenging broadcasting is a universal fundamental human right.  Read More »

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Apply for the 2010 BAVC Producers Institute


Applications are now available for the 2010 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. The Institute is a ten-day residency for eight creative documentary teams with the shared goal of developing and prototyping an interactive, multiplatform project that has social justice and human rights impact. Funded by generous lead support from the MacArthur Foundation and additional support from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and our industry partners, the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) launched an annual institute to connect independent producers and their socially relevant content to emerging models of storytelling and distribution. Read More »

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ITVS International Call 2010


International Call provides production funds for independent producers who are non-U.S. citizens, helping them create documentaries for American television. This production funding initiative is designed to showcase international documentaries with powerful global stories that inform, inspire and connect Americans to the world at large. International Call is an initiative of the International Media Development Fund-a project created by ITVS in partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Read More »

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Featured Community Partners of the Month

KoreAm Journal |


KoreAm Journal is an award-winning monthly magazine that covers and analyzes the news, culture, entertainment, sports, politics and people of Korean America. Recently re-launched,, official website of KoreAm Journal, features the most talked-about stories from the magazine. delivers timely news updates, hosts exclusive web interviews and giveaways, and serves as a vibrant online community for everyone interested in the Korean American experience.

***CAAM members: Get your KoreAm Journal for only $20 a year! Email membership[at]asianamericanmedia[dot]org to take advantage of this great offer!



Hyphen and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) present the fourth annual Mr. Hyphen competition on November 14, 2009, celebrating the men of the Asian American community. Hyphen is a magazine about Asian America for the culturally and politically savvy. Built around a clarity of image, word and social awareness, Hyphen takes form from the artists, thinkers and creators who are shaping a new multiethnic generation. Hyphen is non-profit supported and run by an all-volunteer staff. Buy a subscription if you want to support Hyphen and want to it continue. Each subscription counts!

***Join CAAM today at any level and get two free tickets to Mr. Hyphen!  Tickets are extremely limited so hurry and join today!  And remember, in addition to all the neat ,CAAM member benefits your support allows us to be the leading Asian American media arts organization.

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