Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

First Ever Virtual Asian American Film Festival

Fri, September 16, 2011
First Ever Virtual Asian American Film Festival


Contact: Daniel Matthews





San Diego Asian Film Foundation and DramaFever

Launch First Ever Virtual Asian American Film Festival



(San Diego, CA – August 25, 2011) – The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) is proud to be partnering with the largest Asian online video streaming platform in North America, DramaFever, to present DIGIFEST, the first ever virtual on-demand exhibition of the best independent movies and documentaries produced by Asian Americans. Curated by the San Diego Asian Film Festival, one of the largest Asian film festivals in North America, DigiFest has the ambitious goal of creating a new distribution channel and cultivating broader audiences for high-quality indie films from emerging Asian American artists.


“When it comes to increasing awareness and appreciation for indie films, access is the key. We are elated to partner with DramaFever to bring our film festival programming into the homes (and phones) of millions. We hope to change the landscape for filmmakers and artists who continue to be underrepresented in Hollywood,” says SDAFF executive director Lee Ann Kim.


“We are thrilled to work with SDAFF in bringing the best of Asian American indie films and documentaries to our audience. It is an excellent opportunity for all of us to experience the growing talent in filmmaking within the Asian American community and help develop the audience these artists deserve,” adds Suk Park, co-founder of DramaFever.


DigiFest will offer 20+ feature-length narratives and documentaries. The virtual film festival will launch September 1, 2011 and run through December 31, 2011 (coinciding and running alongside the 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival, October 20-28, 2011). During this time, viewers will have the opportunity to watch films online for free, engage in online conversations with filmmakers, and vote for their favorite film. The top three winners will receive a cash prize and be featured on the DramaFever homepage.



September 1-December 31, 2011 | FREE

Films to be streamed on

(Clips & High Res images available)


List of accepted films:


  • Half-Life
  • Owl and Sparrow
  • Finding Face
  • Raspberry Magic
  • Cats of Mirikitani
  • The Trouble with Romance
  • And Thereafter I and II
  • Red Doors
  • Whatever it Takes
  • Macho Like Me
  • You Don't Know Jack
  • Children of Invention
  • All About Dad
  • Shanghai Kiss
  • Make Yourself at Home
  • White on Rice
  • Family, Inc. 
  • Green Dragon
  • Miss Chinatown USA
  • Punching at the Sun
  • Shades of Ray
  • American Pastime


For more information or interviews on behalf of SDAFF (, contact SDAFF Marketing and Publicity Director, Daniel Matthews at or 619.400.5906.

To contact DramaFever (, contact David Hou at or 917.855.8342.





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