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CAAMFest 2015



The Comcast Narrative Competition showcases this year’s eclectic compilation of films, featuring coming- of-age stories, comedy, drama, science fiction, witchery and mystery.


Gala Presentations

Ready to travel? Then let our Gala Presentations transport you! From a John Hughes-inspired dramedy, chronicling a group of international Korean teens’ sent to South Korea for a crash course in Korean culture, to the inspiring story of a young Indian women with cerebral palsy’s journey to become a writer, and closing with a delicious tour of the Asian food landscape, this year’s Gala Presentations explore the journey and the destination. Tag along for the ride!


Special Presentations

CAAMFest offers unique live events and highlight the works of significant media makers. This year, we continue that tradition with highlighting the legacy of filmmaker Arthur Dong, celebrating the newest film from Felicia Lowe, showcasing pacific islander films and presenting the works of youth media makers.


Directions in Sound

Featuring emerging and cutting-edge musicians, Directions in Sound exposes Bay Area audiences to innovative artists from the underground music scene. This year, directions in Sound expands its music programming to include music-centric films paired with special live performances from Cambodia, Vietnam, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area.



Come experience CAAMFeast FEATURES, a tantalizing new pairing of food- centric films with the cooking that inspired them. From examining the Ramen craze sweeping the country, to showcasing the Bay Area's most renown chefs, to exploring the contributions Asian Americans have made to the nation’s culinary landscape, this year's CAAMFeast is sure to satisfy.



This year’s Documentary Competition brings together many CAAM-funded and -Produced films, with subjects touching on passion, hope and success that build connections between family, food and sports.



CinemAsia is a global snapshot of what’s new and buzzworthy in the international Asian film scene. Featuring new films from award winners Ruby Yang, Lav Diaz, and Rakhshan Banietemad, this year’s eclectic collection includes inspiring documentaries, provocative drama’s, and suspenseful thrillers.



They may be short, but they pack a punch! One of the gem’s of festival is it’s imaginative and talent filled shorts program. This year, emerging and established filmmakers converge, bringing films that highlight love and loss, complex family dynamics, issues of home and land, and visions of the future. Whatever your taste, there is bound to be a short for everyone.