2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

A new Asian American Film Festival season is kicking off. The 2010 Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which showcases the best Asian and Asian American films from around the globe takes place March 11-21, 2010 in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Festival’s presenting organization the Center for Asian America Media (CAAM). SFIAAFF is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. Here’s some of the highlights:

Opening Night Film: Today’s Special

Centerpiece Film: The People I’ve Slept With

Closing Night Film: Au Revoir Taipei

There is also a retrospective on director Lino Brocka, a spotlight on director and writer Freida Lee Mock, live events with The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and film producer Karin Chien. Definitely a strong presence of Filipino and Filipino American films this year. For those who grew up in the San Francisco Area, we sure to see Manilatown is in the Heart and A Moment in Time.

Get more details on the film festival here. You can also win FREE tickets here. (Disclosure: we’re a sponsor for the film festival.)

2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Trailer

If you know the people behind the festival, you’ll spot festival director Chi-hui Yang in the trailer. Sadly, this will be his last year programming the festival. We wish him luck on his future endeavors.

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