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The Center for Asian American Media welcomes journalists and media representatives to CAAMFest, running May 13-23, 2021.

For Media Accreditation, please contact Larsen Associates, our Festival Publicists, at

For other PR-related questions, please contact:

Alexandra Giordani
Public Relations & Content Coordinator
415-863-0814 x 112

2021 Press Releases

CAAMFest 2021 Wrap Release

CAAMFest 2021 Features Films That Add Nuance to the COVID-19 Pandemic Discussion

CAAMFest 2021 Features Over 40 Female Mediamakers and Spotlights Margaret Cho

Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong Films at CAAMFest 2021

LGBTQ+ Films Ignite CAAMFest 2021’s Vibrant Program

CAAMFest 2021 Overview Release

CAAMFest 2021 Local Films Release

CAAMFest 2021 Brief Overview Release

CAAMFest 2021 Early Bird Release

Press Coverage

Asian Movie Pulse, June 7, 2021 – CAAMFest 2021 Award Winners announced

San Francisco Chronicle, May 19, 2021 – H.P. Mendoza closes CAAMFest with party and virtual, animated musical crafted from new album ‘Folx’

KCBS Radio, May 15, 2021 – Women-Helmed Projects the Focus of This Year’s Center for Asian American Media Festival

KQED, May 13, 2021 – Now Playing! CAAMFest Brings Grit, Wit and Guts

KALW, May 13, 2021 – CAAMFest Celebrates The Richness & Diversity Of The Asian American Experience

San Francisco Examiner, May 12, 2021 – Gay Chinese filmmaker Will Zang has a dilemma in ‘The Leaf’

India Currents, May 10, 2021 – CAAMFest 2021 Celebrates Asian American Heritage

48 hills, May 10, 2021 – Asian American visions at CAAM Fest, from Lowell High to Koreatown ghosts

The Mercury News, May 10, 2021 – CAAMFest 2021: East Bay Filipino American director does Pittsburg proud

San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2021CAAMFest 2021 celebrates cinema and brings light to the COVID era

San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2021 – Dante Basco and his family looking to grow its entertainment empire

San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2021 – Hollywood wouldn’t cast a Filipino American as a leading man. So Dante Basco made his own movie

Asia Pacific Arts, May 4, 2021 – The Rocky Path To Higher Education: A Review Of Try Harder!

Asia Pacific Arts, May 4, 2021 – Interview With Debbie Lum, Director Of Try Harder!

NBC Bay Area: Asian Pacific America, May 2, 2021 – Award-Winning Filmmaker Debbie Lum on Asian Pacific America

Marin Magazine, May 1, 2021 – 31 of the Best Things to Do in Marin and the Bay Area This May

Asian Movie Pulse, April 30, 2021 – Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong Films focus at CAAMFest 2021

Asian Movie Pulse, April 27, 2021 – Interview with Debbie Lum: It’s Unfair, But We’re Just Going to Try Harder

San Francisco Chronicle, April 19, 2021 – CAAMFest 2021 lineup begins with Lowell High documentary, ends with a dance party

The Bay Area Reporter, April 16, 2021 – Filmfests offer a queer eye: Frameline presales, OUTshine, CAAMfest host online, drive-in screenings

San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2021 – Bay Area independent film festivals, events continue to provide that glow