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  1. 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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  2. Welcome Melody to the SDAFF University Marketing Team!

    Posted March 7th, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Hello, my name is Melody Cheng and I am currently a third year at UCSD majoring in Communications. I am a big foodie and love to eat, eat, and eat! I am also known as the roommate in my apartment for putting on random concerts with the help of my old friends, Nysnc and Backstreet […]

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  3. IN THE FAMILY Earns Independent Spirit Award Nomination

    Posted November 29th, 2011 by in Announcements

    It’s the time of year toward the end of November when “Movie Awards” season kicks off. It begins with various groups and organizations announcing nominations for their upcoming awards show. It’s the usual and obvious  process where films are given recognition  for their execellence. I got up this morning with extra enthusiam to look up the nominees for […]

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  4. SDAFF on Air

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Last week, Executive Director Lee Ann Kim and I visited the KSDS studios to chat with Dave Drexler on his show Inside Art. Check out our 19-minute session, during which we talked about the origins of SDAFF, recent transformations in Asian cinema, and some highlights of this year’s festival. And earlier this week, I swung […]

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  5. Interview with Patrick Wang, director of the film IN THE FAMILY

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer Eric Lallana chats with Patrick Wang, director, writer, co-producer, and lead actor of the riveting custody drama IN THE FAMILY.   How did the idea of the film come about? A couple years ago, I met Evan Wolfson. He’s a civil rights attorney unlike any lawyer I’ve ever met. He was talking about […]

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  6. Interview with S. Casper Wong, director of THE LULU SESSIONS

    Posted October 17th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Great documentaries have the power to capture a beautiful moment before it disappears forever. In the captivating – and often hilarious – LULU SESSIONS, filmmaker S. Casper Wong captures her final months spent with a best friend. The director talks to SDAFF about turning personal memories into a documentary that has played the world.  You […]

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  7. Interview with Kimberly-Rose Wolter, writer/producer/star of KNOTS

    Posted October 16th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Programmer Eric Lallana chats with writer-producer-actress Kimberly-Rose Woltor about her Hawaii-set romantic comedy KNOTS, directed by Michael Kang. What was the inspiration behind KNOTS and how long was the journey from writing the story to making it a movie? I really wanted to write a fun, sweet story. I was coming off of TRE which […]

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  8. 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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  9. From TORA! TORA! TORA! to BANG BANG: Asian American Filmmaking in San Diego

    Posted October 12th, 2011 by in Essays

    Asian and Asian American filmmaking in San Diego is a lot like most of the productions in the nation’s seventh-largest city. Filmmakers take advantage of the city’s many ecological and historical resources: the beach, the Gaslamp district, and especially Balboa Park. And given its proximity to Hollywood, San Diego locations are conveniently located, yet not […]

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  10. Interview with Hiram Chan, Jeff Mizushima, and Emily Yoshida, directors of SALAD DAYS

    Posted October 7th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF’s Brian Hu makes no secret his love for director Jeff Mizushima’s Etienne! (SDAFF ’09). Mizushima’s latest film SALAD DAYS, co-directed with Emily Yoshida and Hiram Chan, looks at infatuation in the time of Facebook. The following interview was conducted via email because Brian no longer has the facility to speak to people face to […]

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