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Filmmaker Summit Day 1

This year’s Filmmaker Summit at CAAMFest will feature two days of industry and community conversations that lean into the power of storytelling. The Summit brings together an intergenerational cross section of filmmakers, mentors, fellows and industry leaders to honor the beauty and impact of individual stories. The Summit space uplifts storytelling practices across the many communities we are part of, and supports one another in a shifting media and cultural landscape.

CAAM’s Filmmaker Summit is made possible with support from: Comcast NBCUniversal, Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation, Film SF | San Francisco Film Commission, Firelight Media, ITVS, and American Documentary + WORLD.

Day 1 Agenda:
Friday, May 10
10:00 AM
Filming with Family (Opening Panel)
Co-sponsored by Firelight Media and American Documentary + WORLD

11:30 AM
Will You Be My Angel Funder? (Lunch & Learn)
In partnership with A-DOC

Join us after the Filmmaker Summit for NBCU Launch Talks!

Check out our Day 2 Agenda

In this program

Filming with Family (Opening Panel)

How do storytellers approach familial relationships across generations and geographies to create a narrative that’s true to the…

Will You Be My Angel Funder? (Lunch & Learn)

Fundraising for documentary films is never easy when it is an Asian American story. However, there is a…

Dates & Times


Four One Nine

Fri, May 10
10:00 am