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James Paguyo is a programmer for the San Diego Asian Film Foundation.
  1. The Diary of a SFIAAFF Virgin

    Posted March 21st, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Executive Manager, Elgin Aguilar, attends the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival for the very first time!   On the screen, we see credits rolling and a static-toned voice in the back, “House lights up.” The sniffling was audible as the audience started to slowly shuffle their way to the exits in the […]

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  2. SDAFF @ SFIAAFF: An “Old Timer’s” Perspective

    Posted March 20th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Artistic and Animation Programmer Sam Chen recaps his experience at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival!   You know you’ve been around a bit too long when you’re asked to blog about the San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival as an “Old Timer.”  Having been a SDAFF programmer since 2001, […]

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  3. JIMJAE’s Love-scapades in SF

    Posted March 19th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF power couple Jimmy Lee and Eunjae Kim enjoy their free time while at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Hello! This is Eunjae, but most of you know me as the smarter and prettier half of “JimJae” (Jimmy + Eunjae = JimJae). This past weekend, we had the privilege of attending […]

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  4. Beverly Kim-Chee Spice

    Posted March 16th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Executive Director Lee Ann Kim spends some quality time with family at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival!     As exciting  – and harrowing – as it was watching my sister, Beverly Kim, compete through ridiculous challenges on Top Chef this past season, it was even more thrilling to see Bev work her magic […]

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  5. Look Who We Found at SFIAAFF!

    Posted March 14th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Programmer Eric Lallana sees some familiar faces at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival!     My second trip as a programmer for SDAFF to the 30th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF30) was extra rewarding as I reunited with familiar people who have been a presence at […]

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  6. SDAFF Gets Prepared: Ready, Set, Pitch!

    Posted March 12th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Managing Director Phil Lorenzo attends the live presentation “Ready, Set, Pitch!” at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival!     It’s Sunday, and daylight savings has driven the clocks forward by one hour. Despite this, plenty of motivated inspired filmmakers, advocates, and nonprofit arts advocates came together to hear some great […]

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  7. Festival Nights: Cafe Mums & Milo Lounge

    Posted March 11th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Board Member Stephen Lew recaps an evening of food, family and karaoke at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival!     Coming from a family of restaurateurs of Asian cuisine, I consider the gathering of people around food to be an important fabric of culture, friendship and family. That is what […]

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  8. Opening Night Trilogy: The Film/The Party/The After Party

    Posted March 10th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    SDAFF Chair Stephen Chin details the excitement and magic of Opening Night at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.     Opening Night at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFAAIFF).  The anticipation is palpable. Will Opening Night deliver on it’s promise as the kickoff for the “largest showcase of […]

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  9. Q&A with Director of Viette/former SDAFF Artistic Director Mye Hoang

    Posted March 8th, 2012 by in SDAFF Stories from SFIAAFF30

    Lee Ann Kim interviews former SDAFF Artistic Director, Mye Hoang, about the world premiere of her first feature film, VIETTE, at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.   LA:  First, I must say how weird it is doing a Q&A with you after working with you behind the scenes at SDAFF for so […]

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  10. What to Watch: From the Mind of an Intern

    Posted October 13th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    As a regular SDAFF festivalgoer the past three years, my favorite thing to do was to pick a film at random to attend and hopefully [usually] be blown away by inventive, original cinema that I typically wouldn’t be exposed to. This year, I was fortunate enough to be an intern on the programming team, where […]

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