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28-May-2015 11:18pm PDT  


CAAMFest presented by The Center For Asian American Media

33 Annual March 12, 2015 to March 22, 2015

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San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: 415.863.0814 x120
Fax: 415.863.7428

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Asian American Documentaries
Asian American or Asian Canadian documentary productions 50 minutes or longer in length.
Asian American Narratives
Asian American or Asian Canadian narrative productions 50 minutes or longer in length.
International Documentaries
Documentary productions originating from outside North America that are 50 minutes or longer in length. Must be by or about Asians and/or Asian Americans.
International Narratives
Narrative productions originating from outside North America that are 50 minutes or longer in length. Must be by or about Asians.
Short productions 50 minutes or shorter in length made by or about Asian Americans or Asians of any nationality.
Digital and Interactive Media Projects
Open to projects that combine film, art, and new media technologies, including web series, installations, multimedia performances and transmedia experiences.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

The Center for Asian American Media presents CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival ) every March. CAAMFest is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting films, live music, and interactive programs in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. Since 1982, CAAMFest has been an important launching point for independent American mediamakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema. The 2014 festival drew an attendance of 26,000, including more than 250 filmmakers and industry guests.
Lin Kung (Festival Assistant Director) ; Masashi Niwano (Festival and Exhibitions Director)

Submission Guidelines

CAAMFest accepts films, videos, and digital and interactive media projects that are made by or about Asian Americans and Asians of any nationality. All lengths and genres will be considered.

Eligible formats for exhibition at the CAAMFest are: 35mm Film, DCP, HD Cam and Digital Betacam. No PAL tapes will be accepted.

Payable online by credit card or via check or money order sent to the festival. Checks and money orders must be issued through a U.S. banking institution. Make checks payable to Center for Asian American Media.

Acceptable formats for preview are DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only), quicktime file or secure online screener. No PAL DVDs will be previewed.

Please include a press kit with your entry, including:
* Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images.
* Synopsis
* Director's biography
* Director's filmography
* Cast and crew listing
* List of other festivals screened
* List any Bay Area Connections

(If your feature-length film is selected, the festival will also request the following items to maximize exposure for your film: posters, director's photo, trailers, clips.)

To have your screener returned after the festival, please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with the appropriate postage. Preview copies of films selected for CAAMFest will be archived into CAAM's internal film library with the filmmaker's permission

If selected, exhibition prints or tapes must be sent to the festival prepaid to arrive by February 2, 2015. ONLY return shipping will be covered by the festival.

The festival does not pay rental fees. We choose instead to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work and promoting your work as widely as possible.

You will be notified of festival selections by late-January 2015.

For frequently asked questions, visit the website at


Signatory grants CAAM permission to screen the above-mentioned work at the 2015 CAAMFest (formerly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) if accepted and warrants that all necessary steps have been taken to obtain the rights to use and display the work. Signatory also gives CAAM permission to use stills and excerpts from accepted works for promotional purposes.