San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Festival
Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA), the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is the largest annual exhibition event in North America dedicated to showcasing the best in Asian American and Asian cinema. The SFIAAFF annually presents over 130 films and videos across 11 days in three cities: San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose.
Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has served as an important launching point for new works from Asia, the U.S. and the Asian diaspora by filmmakers such as Ang Lee, M. Night Shyamalan, Gurinder Chadha, Kayo Hatta, Mina Shum, Wong Kar-Wai, Tony Bui and Justin Lin, to name a few. Screened works include both feature-length and short films and videos of all genres (narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and music video). The SFIAAFF's programmatic mission is to present compelling stories about the Asian American experience through moving images and to support the ongoing development of Asian American independent cinema.