Think one-part TED talk, one-part Townhall and we have the PRESENT/FUTURE Summit. In a fast-paced, provocative dialogue engaging today’s most interesting thinkers and creators, presentations by five featured speakers will be answered by five designated respondents and audience talk back. Covering topics of technology, new content production, television, socially conscious media, and exhibition. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind meeting of minds!
Join us for SFIAAFF’s largest event, FESTIVAL FORUM, a FREE outdoor showcase of lively artists, performers and media makers in San Francisco’s historic Japantown Peace Plaza! Featuring a tremendous line-up of acts, including NYC-based dance-rock band, PaperDoll! This year’s event will feature commemorative programs to mark the one-year anniversary of the March 11 Japanese tsunami and earthquake.
Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen star in NICE GIRLS CREW, a raunchy Bridesmaids‐meets-Arrested Development, no-holds-barred comedy series. Assembling an all-star cast of actresses, Nice Girls Crew pushes the boundaries of traditional comedy…and then some. Created/Written by CAAM staffer Christine Kwon and written/directed by Tanuj Chopra!
As Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for Oscar Sunday, we here at CAAM know exactly which film we’re rooting for: Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Doc, THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM, which makes its Bay Area Premiere at SFIAAFF30. The first screening of this documentary will be part of our FESTIVAL FORUM, our largest event, bringing a FREE showcase of artists, performers and media makers to SF’s historic Japantown Peace Plaza. This year’s event commemmorates the one-year anniversary of the March 11 Japanese tsunami and earthquake.
For the first time ever, SFIAAFF is proud to present a WEB SERIES as our Closing Night Gala Presentation. Inspired by the 2009 Youtube sensation, the “Dancing Inmates of Cebu,” PRISON DANCER is an original, interactive musical web series featuring a cast of Youtube stars and some of the hottest, rising Filipino musical talent in North America. This special “performative cinema” event will include video, live performances by cast members, and maestro-led audience participation. A once-in-a-lifetime program, this unprecedented experience rethinks what media is and can be.