CAAMFest 2017: Richness, Diversity in Film, Music & Food

22 Feb, 2017

In its 35th year, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible, unveils its line-up for CAAMFest (March 9-19, 2017), (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, or SFIAAFF.)

[Featured Image: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Directed by Steve James), courtesy of CAAM]

CAAMFest offers the best in film, music and food from the world’s most innovative Asian and Asian American artists with stories from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United States and Vietnam. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media , CAAMFest offers new, cutting-edge dramas, unflinching documentaries, innovative short films, special retrospective programs, inspiring musical talent and culinary creatives.

This year’s festival will include 113 films and videos, 6 shorts programs, 22 feature narrative films, 26 documentaries, 65 short films and videos, 7 special events, 10 world premieres (CARDINAL X, Angie Wang, USA, 2017,) 4 North American premieres, 3 US premieres (BACHELOR GIRLS, Shikha Makan, India, 2016,) 14 West Coast premieres (WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?, Scott Drucker and Yu Gu, USA, 2017,) 36 Bay Area premieres (CHEE AND T, Tanuj Chopra, USA, 2016; GOOK, Justin Chon, USA, 2017; THE TIGER HUNTER, Lena Khan, USA, 2016) and 1 special sneak preview (UNTITLED THAO NGUYEN DOCUMENTARY, Todd Stan Krolczyk, Vietnam, USA, 2017.)

Learn more about the films and festival!

CAAMFest programs will be held at the following venues:

Screening Venues:

The Alamo Drafthouse At New Mission, 2550 Mission St, San Francisco (There will be a special food and drink menu exclusive to CAAMFest festival screenings)

Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, San Francisco

Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St, San Francisco

The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland

New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, San Francisco

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland

The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco

Event Venues:

41 Ross, 41 Ross Alley, San Francisco

Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco

Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, 2665 Mission St, San Francisco

Mercer, 255 Rhode Island St, San Francisco

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland

About the author

Cindy Maram

Cindy Maram is Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Dig In Magazine. She is an accredited film journalist for Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and CAAMFest, as well as fashion & style blogger for New York Fashion Week, professional sports photographer/writer and art critic. She is a writer, vlogger, designer, digital, online & social media marketer possessing a B.A from UC Davis and a M.A. in Mass Communications + Popular Culture Studies emphasis in Film/Marketing/Writing from Cal State Fullerton.

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