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GALA PRESENTATIONS

From an intimate portrait of a 105-year old living artistic treasure and the epic romance of Jackie Chan's real-life parents, to the stories of resilience of Khmer Rouge survivors and the world's only armless airplane pilot, this year's Gala Presentations celebrate the cultural accomplishments and bring to light the generational struggles of the Asian and Asian American experience.

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

CAAMFest 2016’s Special Presentations are stronger than ever, featuring a diverse lineup of local and international spotlights, Asian Americans in Animation, youth workshops, a Pacific Islander showcase, community screenings and even a special sneak preview.

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PANELS

Join in the conversation with MASTER OF NONE'S Alan Yang and Kelvin Yu, and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S Vincent Rodriguez III. Celebrate the 21st-century Asian American in Media - welcome to the new normal.

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DIRECTIONS IN SOUND

Featuring emerging and cutting-edge musicians, Directions in Sound exposes Bay Area audiences to innovative artists from the underground music scene. Directions in Sound continues this year to include music-centric films paired with special live performances from Korea and the Bay Area.

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CAAMFEAST

Come experience CAAMFeast, a tantalizing new pairing of food- centric films. From examining the making of Sake to exploring the contributions Asian Americans have made to the nation’s culinary landscape, this year's CAAMFeast is sure to satisfy.

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NARRATIVE

A cornucopia of themes and subjects appears in this year's Narrative Competition, providing a visual feast of stories that thrill, reflect, shroud, transcend and, above all, highlight the diversity within the mind.

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DOCUMENTARY

The Documentary Competition unearths stories from a variety of times and places, ranging from a San Francisco neighborhood to the hills of Laos. These films shed light on trying moments in history, communities celebrating culture and efforts to make life better for future generations.

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CINEMASIA

Cinemasia widens the scope on international horizons. These films present the common threads of love, loss, exploration, conflict and self-discovery that tie us all together, regardless of the physical and cultural barriers we encounter in life.

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SHORTS

This year’s Shorts program is a buffet of tasty morsels that range from stories of American identity, life in the schoolyard and family ties to LGBTQ expression, complicated relationships and thinking outside of space and time. Get ready for a feast of the senses!

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EVENTS

Mix and mingle with CAAM staff, filmmakers and other film aficionados at our CAAMFest Events. From star-studded parties to engaging panel discussions, there's something for the party animal and film critic in all of us.

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