The San Diego Asian Film Festival is back for its twelfth year. From October 21- October 28, the festival will screen over 160 films from 21 countries at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas -- opening with Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s romantic comedy Almost Perfect and closing with David Gelb’s food documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Other highlights include the Asian American Panorama (which include Dave Boyle's Surrogate Valentine, Byron Q's Bang Bang, and Patrick Wang's In the Family) as well as Asian films including China's Aftershock, India's Udaan, the Philippines' Rakenrol, and Korea's Hello Ghost.
SDAFF has selected pioneer Asian American actress Nancy Kwan to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her long career of 50 years in Hollywood. There will also be numerous parties, including SDAFF's annual "Blowfish: The Intersection of Sight and Sound" which will feature video mash-up DJ Mike Relm. Many other celebrity guests will also attend the festival such as Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Kelly Hu and Edison Chen (Almost Perfect), Sung Kang (Knots), and musician Judith Hill (Michael Jackson's This is It).
The film festival’s schedule is currently available online.
For more information, visit SDAFF’s official website.
Asia Pacific Arts is also proud to be a major media sponsor of SDAFF this year.