Festivals & Events
Discretionary Film Festival Mention - Fall 2010
Asian roles in film, once played by Caucasian actors with elongated liquid-liner eye makeup (recall Mickey Rooney as “Mr. Yunioshi” in Breakfast at Tiffany’s), are now besting Hollywood itself and are at the forefront of the industry. While prospecting for the most recent anomalies in Film, AMB Publicity discovered and is proud to present to you the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, which supports the Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers in Asian Film. Whereas other foundations and festivals give a nod, honorable mention, or a single award to Asian Film, this foundation has built an entire Festival around Asian Art in Film. Their dedication to this facet of film has cast greater social awareness for it's cause and goals.
Only weeks after drama at one European Film Festival (over shutout for prizes in Asian cinema), the San Diego Asian Film Foundation hosted it’s 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival, bringing awareness to the irrefutable presence of Asian Americans in Hollywood. Rather than succumbing to polemics, the SDAFF strongly demonstrated the global creativity and capability of Asian artists in Film, while also drawing cinephiles south of L.A. into the heart of stunning San Diego.
In a beautiful and stunning Gala, the SDAFF honored seven films and filmmakers with prestigious acknowledgment for artistic productions. Hawaii Five-O superstar Daniel Day Kim was awarded the "Influential Asian American Artist" Award.
Preceded by acclaimed talent and generous supporters, the Foundation also honored participants in the Reel Voices Program, an 18-week summer internship supported by the SDAFF since 2005. Reel Voices reaches to enrich and empower local high school students through mentoring in the art of filmmaking, through all stages of writing, filming, and producing. In addition to granting scholarships, the students’ films premiered at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and at other various Festivals nationwide.
In a lively and dazzling display, the glamorous SDAFF Gala acclaimed the works of distinguished artists and thrilled supporters. As a fine testimony to the creative power and presence of a once underestimated chapter, the Gala shed light on the truly “Global Community” of Film. AMB Publicity is honored to acknowledge the poised and elegant tenor that the San Diego Asian Film Foundation brings to it’s prestigious honorees and to it’s international supporters.