CAAM: Nina Rosenburg, 3rd Annual DIY Music Video Contest, SFIAAFF 2010 Opening Night, Hyphen Trailblazing Issue Release Party, CPB/PBS Producers Academy, 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest, Independent Filmmaker Labs Submissions

February 24, 2010


SFIAAFF ’10 Filmmaker Interviews: Nina Rosenburg


Watch former CAAM intern Nina Rosenburg talk about her short film, ORGANISM which will screen at the 28th San Francisco Asian American Film Festival program, TAKE ME ANYWHERE, I DON’T CARE. Read More»

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Enjoy Your First Film On Us!


Become a CAAM member today and your first movie is on us! Members also enjoy discounts on SFIAAFF screenings, panels and parties, and waived processing fees! ClickHERE to find out more about CAAM membership or email us at membership [at] asianamericanmedia [dot] org. Join us and start saving today!  Read More»

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Glitz! Glamour! Gala! CAAM turns 30!


You are invited to celebrate CAAM’s 30th anniversary at a special gala on March 15th (6-9pm) at Ana Mandara restaurant. Celebrity guests will include actress Tamlyn Tomita (Robot Stories, Picture Bride), director Alice Wu (Saving Face) and many more. Feast on signature tastings prepared by exciting Bay Area chefs such as Jeff Hubbard from Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion and Jackson Yu from Live Sushi Bar. Join us as our vibrant community of filmmakers, community leaders and supporters come together to toast our history and future!.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available through March 5th. So don’t delay! Register atonline through March 5th. Limited seating is available. For more information, contact Debbie Ng, Development Director at gala [at] asianamericanmedia [dot] org, 415-863-0814 ext.104. Read More»

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The 3rd Annual DIY Music Video Contest


This year SFIAAFF 2010 combines forces with Locus@KSWto kick off the 3rd Annual Toyota DIY Music Video Contest. The DIY Music Video teams are competing for a spot in the 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and an exciting prize provided by Toyota. Your vote by view will determine which video makes to the film festival! The two-week long voting/viewing period begins online now!  Read More»

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Festival Spotlight: Volunteer


Every year, SFIAAFF is home to hundreds of volunteers who help run the festival and make it a true success. We’re happy to spotlight one of the many special volunteers returning again this year. This week, Paula Kwok, who has been volunteering with SFIAAFF for almost a decade, talks about her favorite films from Festivals past and the funniest moments at the Festival. Read More»

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SFIAAFF Call for Returning Volunteers


Be a part of the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films! Sign up to volunteer at this year’sSFIAAFF. It’s not too late to sign up for this Saturday’s returning volunteer orientation. Every March, over 300 volunteers from around the Bay Area log almost 2,500 hours to make SFIAAFF a success! SFIAAFF volunteers serve in a variety of capacities across the festival, from the box office to galas and receptions, to ticket taking and driving festival guests. The last volunteer orientation ( for returning volunteers) takes place on February 27 at Viz Cinema from 10AM-12PM. Read More»

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SFIAAFF 2010 Opening Night Film + Gala Reception


The 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens with TODAY’S SPECIAL, a romantic comedy that hits the heart as well as the funny bone, TODAY’S SPECIAL is an ode to family, food and New york City. Steaming kitchens and Bollywood songs of yore fill this hilarious second feature from David Kaplan (YEAR OF THE FISH, SFIAAFF ’07), written by and Starring the great Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show). Screening will be held at the Castro Theatre, followed by a stylish Gala reception at the Asian Art Museum. Read More»

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Hyphen Trailblazing Issue Release Party


It’s time for the Trailblazing Issue Release Party! Come party with Hyphen as they celebrate their latest issue hot off the press and give kudos to some notable trailblazers.DJs Citizen Ten, DJL!, and Malicious Lee (Golden Age) will spin us right round and performing live will be The Gold Medalists, Jack Tung , Jelani Lateef & DJ Shawn Dub (Movimento Negro) and Power Struggle. Live art will also be on tap courtesy of Lawrence Yang.

Friday, February 26, 2010 | 9 pm – 2 am
111 Minna Gallery | 111 Minna St, San Francisco)
$10 | $20 w/ a subscription (50% off) | 21+
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Plastic Life: New Stories from the Edge of Asia at SJMA


San Jose Museum of Art kicks off its new exhibition seriesNEW STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF ASIA with PLASTIC LIFE, showcasing new work in film, video, animation, and other dynamic media by artists from Taiwan, Japan,  Korea, and the U.S. recent work by Pacific Rim artists who push the boundaries of narrative, weaving the past with the present, the local with the universal, and the ancient with the futuristic. From Hye Rim Lee’s 3-D animation Crystal City Spun to Taijin Takeuchi’s comic stop-motion films, the exhibition presents inventive and paradigm-shifting art that explore moving imagery and storytelling. Artists also include Ma Kuang-Pei, Chiang Chung-Lun, Charlene Shih, Tao, Mei Yu, and Su, Hui-Yu. March 13-September 19, 2010. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.mRead More»

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CAAM Co-Presents at the Viz Cinemas!


Happy Valentine¹s! This month VIZ Cinema features two love stories both directed by an up and coming Japanese director Isshin Inudo. Don¹t miss the super rare West Coast premiere of these masterpieces. How far would you go in the name of LOVE?

Upcoming Films: February 19-March 4: La Maison de HIMIKO, Dir. Isshin Inudo
February 21: Gurren Lagann: The Movie 1 & 2
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CAAM Educational Distribution: Day of Remembrance


Over 65 years ago on February 19th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the mass internment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Commemorate this dark time in America’s history with educational films from the Center for Asian American Media for the classroom, libraries, community groups and more. Browse our catalog of films about Japanese American internment and visit our interactive educational website, Exploring Japanese American Internment.

For more information or to order, please contact distribution[at]asianamericanmedia[dot]org or call 415-552-9550.  Read More »

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CPB/PBS Producers Academy


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and thePublic Broadcasting Service (PBS) invite you to participate in the 2010 Producers Workshop at WGBH, an initiative of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy, which offers professional development activities designed to identify public broadcasting’s next generation of creative talent. It is open to both station-connected and independent producers; to producer/writers and producer/directors; to individuals who have worked locally as well as nationally. Please note that the workshop is not for beginners. The Workshop will be held in Boston, June 19 – 25, 2010. Applications are due at PBS by 5:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Read More »

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2010 Asian American Short Story Contest


Are you an unpublished writer, waiting to be discovered? Think you have what it takes to win a national, pan-Asian American writing competition-the ONLY one of its kind? Here’s your shot at showing off your roots and writing.  Hyphen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop proudly present the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest.  Ten finalists will be named and one grand prize-winner will win a cash prize of $1000 and have their story published in an upcoming issue of Hyphen. Read More »

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Independent Filmmaker Labs Submissions


IFP’s Labs are the only program in the U.S. supporting first-time featuredirectors at the crucial rough cut/post production stage; pushing directors to realize the full potential of their stories with creative and professional guidance.Maximize the reach of your film with mentorship providing the tools and support you need to launch your film. Documentary Lab – April 12-16; deadline FEBRUARY 12. Narrative Lab – June 7-11 deadline MARCH 26  Read More »

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Featured Community Partners of the Month

KoreAm Journal |


KoreAm Journal is a monthly magazine that highlights the news, stories and issues of Korean Americans. Written entirely in English, the magazine has featured prominent Korean Americans leaders, entertainers, sports athletes, and entrepreneurs. 2010 will mark its twentieth year in publication, making it one of the longest running ethnic publications in the the United States. To subscribe, visit their online community at

CAAM Members: Get your subscription to KoreAm Journal for only $20. Email membership [at] asianamericanmedia [dot] org for more info or to take advantage of this great offer.

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Social Studies: Connect with CAAM

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The Center for Asian American Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing,distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

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