Upcoming Asian American Film Festivals Nationwide

If you love films, check out these upcoming film festivals featuring the work of Asian Americans. Every once in a while we hear word of a production involving a Taiwanese American director, actor, or storyline! Let us know if you hear something so we can add it to our radar screen! Support independent film – because sometimes it’s the best way to get our stories told!

If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, take note that a couple of the festivals are accepting submissions now, and deadlines are approaching!

Some Upcoming Festivals:

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Dates: April 29 – May 8, 2010
Website: http://asianfilmfestla.org

Taiwanese American radar screen: Arvin Chen’s feature “Au Revoir Tapei,” S. Leo Chiang’s documentary “A Village Called Versailles,” Warren Fu’s short “11TH DIMENSION [Julian Casablancas],” and Karin Anna Cheung starring in “The People I’ve Slept With.”

The Silk Screen Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
Dates: May 7 – 16, 2010
Website: http://www.silkscreenfestival.org

Taiwanese American radar screen: Check out Karin Anna Cheung starring in “The People I’ve Slept With.”

The DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Dates: October 7-16, 2010
Website: http://www.apafilm.org

Filmmakers: The largest showcase of Asian Pacific American films on the East Coast is currently accepting submissions. The Regular Deadline is May 8, 2010.

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Dates: TBA
Website: http://www.phillyasianfilmfest.org

Filmmakers: The 2010 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the following festival award categories: Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Short, Philadelphia Short. Early Deadline is April 15, 2010. Final Deadline is May 30, 2010.

The San Diego Asian Film Festival
Dates: October 21 – 28, 2010
Website: http://www.sdaff.org

Filmmakers: The San Diego Asian Film Foundation is approaching its’ early deadline for the 2010 Call For Entries, April 30. Get your film in before the submission fee increases! The San Diego Asian Film Festival is competitive, seeking entries in the following categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and animation. The Early Deadline is April 30, 2010. The Late Deadline is June 11, 2010.

One Response to “Upcoming Asian American Film Festivals Nationwide”

  1. While I strongly support independent films that stars Asian actors, I question why none of these inde films and past inde films have made any progress with any of the Asian stars to take lead roles that are not stereotypical in American films. I also question studios like Sony pictures (even though it’s owned by Asia), why they haven’t been very helpful for better representation of asian Americans.

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