Festival Awards

NARRATIVE COMPETITION

The Narrative Competition Award highlights the diversity and ingenuity of modern cinema and recognizes excellence in narrative filmmaking.

NARRATIVE JURY:

Hanna Huang | Executive Director, Austin Asian American Film Festival
Melanie Elvena | Artistic Director, API Cultural Center
Valerie Soe | Director, Producer and Professor

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

The Documentary Competition showcases a dynamic selection of films that fearlessly capture the challenging reality and surprising beauty inherent in the human experience.

DOCUMENTARY JURY:

Abby Sun | Curator, the DocYard, Film Programmer, Writer and Researcher, MIT Open Documentary Lab
Maikiko James | Director of Programs, Women in Film
Sophoan Sorn | Director, Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

LONI DING AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY

The Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary recognizes the film and filmmaker that most reflect the passions of late TV producer Loni Ding. Ding devoted her life to advocacy and played a key role in the founding of several public media organizations, including CAAM.

AUDIENCE AWARDS

The Audience Award lets you, our audience, honor your festival favorite. Vote for the narrative that touched your heart or the most eye-opening documentary, and give the directors much-deserved recognition. Check to see if your favorites won on the CAAM website after the end of the festival.