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13 MILES FOR TOILET PAPER

Film

13 MILES FOR TOILET PAPER

Directed by Chalisa Phiboolsook
When filmmaker Chalisa Phiboolsook’s half marathon was cancelled due the COVID 19, she didn’t didn’t let that stop…

OFF DUTY

Film

OFF DUTY

Directed by Shetal Shah
During a quiet afternoon, a Muslim American woman’s life is interrupted when she meets a pregnant homeless woman.…
Documentaries

BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS w/ HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME?

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS w/ HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME?

Directed by Baljit Sangra
A heartbreaking secret emerges for an Indo-Candian family: a relative sexually abused three of the sisters for years.

CHINATOWN PRETTY

Film

CHINATOWN PRETTY

Directed by Roy Chan
In San Francisco, Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) is using storytelling and arts projects highlighting the lived experiences...

CLUB QUARANTINE

Film

CLUB QUARANTINE

Directed by Aurora Brachman
Every night during the Covid-19 lockdown, hundreds of people from around the world gather in a massive queer…

DANNY, DANNY

Film

DANNY, DANNY

Directed by Huan Cheng
It is in the silent spaces of our lives that we often wrestle with ourselves. Follow the solitary…

DISTANT LEARNING

Film

DISTANT LEARNING

Directed by Elena GK Rapu, Sergio M. Rapu
A Rapanui filmmaker and father living in the American Midwest never imagined he would lose his ability to…

ELLA JAY BASCO’S GOLD FEATURING RUBY IBARRA

Film

ELLA JAY BASCO’S GOLD FEATURING RUBY IBARRA

Directed by Leslie Alejandro
CAAMFest is thrilled to showcase GOLD, the brand new music video by Ella Jay Basco, featuring CAAMFest Alum...

F1-100

Film

F1-100

Directed by Emory Chao Johnson
Art, animation, archival footage, and digital video are interwoven in this transnational meditation through time and space of…

FAMILY INGREDIENTS

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

FAMILY INGREDIENTS

Directed by Ty Sanga
Family Ingredients follows a beloved food memory or family recipe from a Hawaiʻi home to its origin.

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME?

Film

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME?

Directed by Baljit Sangra
In this emotionally compelling short, acclaimed director Baljit Sangra shines light on North American's oldest running Sikh Temple…

HIGH STRUNG

Film

HIGH STRUNG

Directed by Melissa Kan
When two brothers must play each other at a junior tennis tournament, is there really a winner?

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Film

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Directed by Neil Tinkman
As Raph wanders through the jungles behind his house, he encounters a human figure that resembles the taotaomona,…

IN THE SHADOWS OF THE PINE

Film

IN THE SHADOWS OF THE PINE

Directed by Anne Koizumi
In this stunning animated short documentary, filmmaker Anne Koizumi taps into her memories of her childhood and her…
Narratives

INBETWEEN GIRL

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

INBETWEEN GIRL

Directed by Mei Makino
In filmmaker Mei Makino's new feature film, INBETWEEN GIRL she explores a story straight from Texas with an…
Narratives

JUNHO

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

JUNHO

Directed by David Seok Hoon Boo
Juhno wanted nothing more than to be a great actor. But when his prestigious acting troupe in Korea…

KOREATOWN GHOST STORY

Film

KOREATOWN GHOST STORY

Directed by Minsun Park, Teddy Tenenbaum
In this supernatural horror tale based on a Korean ritual starring legendary Margaret Cho and Lyrica Okano, a…

LET’S REMEMBER OUR ANCESTORS (TA HASSO I MANAINA)

Film

LET’S REMEMBER OUR ANCESTORS (TA HASSO I MANAINA)

Directed by Neil Tinkham
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Chamoru cultural foundation attempts to continue its mission by having members create a…

LINSANITY

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

LINSANITY

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong
The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.
Narratives

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Film

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Directed by Patricio Ginelsa
Nearly 20 years after the first appearance of a mysterious, lumpia-wielding avenger, Kuya is back. Together with overly…

LUNAR: THE JEWISH-ASIAN FILM PROJECT EP. 1: THE TASTE OF CONNECTION

Film

LUNAR: THE JEWISH-ASIAN FILM PROJECT EP. 1: THE TASTE OF CONNECTION

Directed by Jared Chiang-Zeizel, Jenni Rudolph
In the first episode of a docuseries exploring the stories of Asian American Jews, several of them discuss…

MAHÅLANG

Film

MAHÅLANG

Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
Chamorro Filipino choreographer and dancer Caili Quan pays tribute to the family and culture on Guam that sparked…

MAHALO COVID-19

Film

MAHALO COVID-19

Directed by Matt Yamashita
When a filmmaker and his small island community take on the pandemic, they unsuspectingly find a clearer path…

MICHELLE

Film

MICHELLE

Directed by Kenya Gillespie
Growing up can be hard, especially a shy Asian American girl who’s being picked on by high school…

ONCE UPON A SCREEN: EXPLOSIVE PARADOX

Film

ONCE UPON A SCREEN: EXPLOSIVE PARADOX

Directed by Kevin B. Lee
A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre in Daly City.

ONE VOICE + LET’S REMEMBER OUR ANCESTORS (TA HASSO I MANAINA)

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

ONE VOICE + LET’S REMEMBER OUR ANCESTORS (TA HASSO I MANAINA)

Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary
CAAMFest is thrilled to rescreen CAAMFest Alum, Lisette Marie Flanary's beautiful and touching documentary, ONE VOICE.

RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD

Film

RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD

Directed by Valerie Soe
CAAMFest’s Spotlight Alum Valerie Soe is back with a powerful documentary that shines a light on the Auntie…
Narratives

SEE YOU THEN + F1-100

Film

SEE YOU THEN + F1-100

Directed by Mari Walker
It's been a decade since Naomi and Kris have seen or heard from each other. A quick dinner…
Documentaries

SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION

Film

SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION

Directed by Richard Lui
SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION is a powerful and eye-opening documentary by award-winning anchor, storyteller…

SMILEY DEATH FACE

Film

SMILEY DEATH FACE

Directed by Andrew Patrick Torrez
You have a new message. In this terrifying short film, a young girl stumbles into a text message…

STAND UP

Film

STAND UP

Directed by Dasha Masaltina, Kitty Hu
When a genuine friendship develops between two Black women a generation apart, comedic chaos ensues as they encounter…

SUMMERWINTERSUMMER

Film

SUMMERWINTERSUMMER

Directed by Thy Tran
Struggling to deal with Martin's disappearance, Duy resorts to anonymous hook-ups to escape the emptiness.

SYNCHRONIZED

Film

SYNCHRONIZED

Directed by Corinne Manabat Cueva
SYNCHRONIZED is an experimental documentary short that embraces 5 women of color as they collectively reflect about their…

THE COMPLAINT

Film

THE COMPLAINT

Directed by Nelson Kim
Filmmaker Nelson Kim (SOMEONE ELSE) is back at CAAMFest with his new short film, THE COMPLAINT.

THE LEAF

Film

THE LEAF

Directed by William J. Zang
THE LEAF is a personal, poetic, documentary film about Director Will J. Zang’s experience as both a filmmaker…
Documentaries

THE RACE EPIDEMIC

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

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THE RACE EPIDEMIC

Directed by Tony Shyu
The Race Epidemic is about another outbreak caused by Covid-19 - An epidemic of racism against Asian Americans.

TRACE

Film

TRACE

Directed by Wesley Chan
TRACE is a wild, sci-fi action film brought by creative minds at Wong Fu Productions and OSU Films.…

WE STAY IN THE HOUSE

Film

WE STAY IN THE HOUSE

Directed by Kiyoko McCrae
Filmmaker Kiyoko McCrae follows mothers who have to balance working from home with taking care of their children.

WHEELCHAIR WENDY

Film

WHEELCHAIR WENDY

Directed by Shaina Ghuraya
An eager-to-please doll in a wheelchair is placed in the perfect world of the narcissistic Barbara, and must…
Narratives

WHITE ELEPHANT + MICHELLE

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

WHITE ELEPHANT + MICHELLE

Directed by Andrew Chung
Pooja is a 90’s kid caught in a struggle between her Indian heritage and Canadian nationality. She thinks…
Documentaries

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Available to watch
May 13, 2021 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Directed by Jeff Mizushima
From her early career in Japan to the underground music scene in Los Angeles. From sculptural designs on…
Gala Presentations

TRY HARDER!

Film

TRY HARDER!

Directed by Debbie Lum
CAAMFest is elated to kick off our 2021 festival with TRY HARDER!, a skillfully crafted documentary by local...
Gala Presentations

SNAKEHEAD

Film

SNAKEHEAD

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong
CAAMFest is thrilled to showcase SNAKEHEAD as our Centerpiece Presentation.
Gala Presentations

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Film

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Directed by Ann Kaneko
Celebrated filmmaker Ann Kaneko is back at CAAMFest with her stunning and eye-opening documentary, MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER…
Gala Presentations

AMERICANISH

Film

AMERICANISH

Directed by Iman Zawahry
In Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, two career-driven sisters (Maryam and Sam) and their newly-immigrated cousin (Ameera) must…
Special Presentations

RICOCHET

Film

RICOCHET

Directed by Adachi Jeff, Wimbush Chihiro
RICOCHET is directed by Jeff Adachi and Chihiro Wimbush and is an eye-opening documentary about the tragic death...
Special Presentations

THE DONUT KING

Film

THE DONUT KING

Directed by Alice Gu
The American Dream with a *glazed* twist. THE DONUT KING is Ted Ngoy’s rags-to-riches story of a refugee...