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CAAM Filmmaker Summit

On Saturday May 11, we invite you to join us at CAAMFest 2019’s Filmmaker Summit to connect with Asian American documentary filmmakers, media organizations and community leaders to discuss trends and issues, and be inspired to make positive change in the world.

Since our inaugural Filmmaker Summit at CAAMFest 2018, we have launched a new Fellowship Program, created a development fund for social issue documentary and published a report on Asian American storytellers in the South.

The Fellowship Program — created in partnership with A-Doc, the Asian American Documentary Network — has an incredible initial group of fellows and mentors. We are excited to showcase their expertise and talent at this year’s Filmmaker Summit. Mentors will be leading sessions on critical areas of filmmaking including fundraising, producing, editing and relationship building. Fellows will have an exciting opportunity to pitch their projects at the Ready, Set, Pitch! Forum that’s making a return at CAAMFest 2019.

CAAM has been able to nurture Asian American makers, provide resources and cultivate new partnerships to build infrastructure that can accommodate growth because of the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Ford Foundation.

For more information, please email Sapana Sakya, CAAM’s Talent Development & Special Projects Manager @