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Film As Collaboration (Lunch & Learn)

Filmmaking is collaborative, and every film is an ecosystem that extends beyond the creative team. This panel will explore the significance of building intentional, multi-generational teams and fostering relationships within the Asian American filmmaking community and the broader industry. We’ll discuss how filmmakers at different career stages can navigate the challenges of bringing resources into their projects without compromising their artistic vision. Panelists will share strategies for building strong networks, seeking mentorship, and creating support systems that help filmmakers thrive throughout their careers, both within and beyond the Asian American community.

The CAAM Fellowship Panel is made possible with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and The Asian American Foundation. 

Featuring CAAM Fellows:

  • Rafael Bitanga (Director, Magsayawan Ketchikan),
  • Colette Ghunim (Director, Traces of Home)
  • Lily Qi (Producer, Untitled Religion Documentary)

Featuring CAAM Mentors:

  • Tadashi Nakamura (Director, Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement)
  • Bhawin Suchak (Executive Producer, Q)
  • Diane Quon (Executive Producer, Taste of Mango, Home Court)

Join us after the Filmmaker Summit for the WBD Access Fireside Chat!

Check out our Day 2 Agenda

Dates & Times


Four One Nine

Sat, May 11
12:30 pm

Four One Nine

Sat, May 11
10:00 am