Get Your CAAMFest 2023 On May 11-21

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Get read for this year's CAAMFest with a completely in-person program over the 11 day festival.

Some information on this year's fest from the CAAM site:

We’re thrilled to announce that CAAMFest 2023 will take place May 11-21, 2023 with a completely in-person program, featuring a wide array of films and panels, plus an expanded slate of food and music events. The entire festival program is scheduled to be announced and tickets will go on sale mid-April on the CAAMFest website.

CAAMFest screenings, receptions, and events will be held in San Francisco and Oakland, including venues in neighborhoods rich with Asian American history, such as San Francisco’s South of Market and Chinatown. This 11-day festival will be more experiential than ever.

“The recent Oscars was a historic night for Asian Americans,” says Stephen Gong, CAAM Executive Director. “We hope to continue seeing more of our stories not only just represented on the big screen, but present throughout our communities. Since our first film festival over 40 years ago, CAAM has been working to lift these stories and change perceptions about our ever-evolving Asian American narratives.”

“All of our communities have been so completely transformed these last few years. As we emerge from a place of isolation, CAAMFest becomes a necessary space and practice in how to gather once again,” says Festival and Exhibitions Director Thúy Trần . “CAAMFest is a call to gather, an open invitation to everyone to join us in reimagining how we connect through acts of joy, healing, advocacy, and discovery. ” CAAMFest emerges from the liminal with new energy and momentum behind fresh ways of pushing storytelling from observational to interactive.