FESTIVAL AWARDS & JURY
COMCAST NARRATIVE COMPETITION
The Comcast Narrative Competition Award highlights the diversity and ingenuity of modern cinema and recognizes excellence in narrative filmmaking.
The Documentary Competition showcases a dynamic selection of films that fearlessly capture the challenging reality and surprising beauty inherent in the human experience.
21CF Cinematography Award
In partnership with 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, CAAMFest is proud to present our inaugural Cinematography Award. This award is presented to an Asian-American Director of Photography whose work on a CAAMFest film elevates storytelling and exemplifies creativity and vision.
InspirASIAN Student Film Award
Recognizing promising voices in Asian and Asian American media, the InspirASIAN Student Film Award is presented to college students who exemplify the voice of a new generation.
Co-sponsored by InspirAsian, a nonprofit organization focused on the representation of Asian Pacific Islanders employed by AT&T Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries.
SF FILM CRITICS AWARD
In partnership with the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, we proudly celebrate cinematic achievements in global cinema. Award winners are selected by members of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, a nonprofit service organization of Bay Area film critics, reviewers, writers, authors and editors.
The Audience Award lets you, our audience, honor your festival favorite. Vote for the narrative that touched your heart or the most eye-opening documentary, and give the directors much-deserved recognition. Check to see if your favorites won on the CAAM website after the end of the festival.
LONI DING AWARD
The Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary recognizes the film and filmmaker that most reflect the passions of late TV producer Loni Ding. Ding devoted her life to advocacy and played a key role in the founding of several public media organizations, including CAAM.
COMCAST NARRATIVE JURY
Clint Bowie, Artistic Director, New Orleans Film Society
Holly Lim, Educator, Laney College
Sudeep Sharma, Senior Programmer, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Frank Wu, Professor of Law, UC W. Hasting
Rachel Caplan, Executive Director, SF Green Film Festival
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens, Director, The Documentary Film Institute, SFSU