This year’s Gala Presentations explore the strength and resilience of the human spirit, from the spiked heels of the fashion world to the underground world of Korean organized crime to the fight in the streets and fields to secure social justice, this year’s Gala Presentations are sure to inspire.
Each year, CAAMFest’s Special Presentations highlight the works of significant media makers and their impressive contributions to modern cinema. This year is no different as we celebrate the latest documentary from filmmaker Grace Lee, re-examine the careers of White Crane Films producers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, and rediscover WHITE POWDER AND NEON LIGHTS, Hong Kong’s first full-length color film.
DIRECTIONS IN SOUND & EVENTS
Discover the hip-hop and rock beats from Korea, Vietnam and the Bay Area, preview the SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, and experience the flavors of our foodie films with our exclusive CAAMFeast collaborations.
Film, as a medium, has an extraordinary way of exposing the human condition we all share. CAAMFest’s Documentary Competition brings to the Bay Area a batch of documentaries from around the world that chronicle the lives of people from all over the globe in their boundless search for home, identity, human connection and perhaps even fame.
CinemAsia is a global cinematic snapshot of what’s new and buzzworthy in international Asian film. Featuring the official Academy Award submissions from Cambodia, Japan and Singapore, this year’s diverse collection includes provocative documentaries, blockbuster successes and emotional family dramas.
The films that make up the festival’s Shorts Program are vast and varied, making up what they lack in length with tremendous talent and limitless imagination. This year’s program converges the fantastical worlds of genre films with the equally unbelievable realities of global injustice and illuminates the joys and heartbreaks inherent in familial relationships, romantic love and being an outcast. Diverse and plentiful, there is bound to be a short for everyone.