13th San Diego Asian Film Festival, November 1-9, 2012
Yes, it is just around the corner, The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF). It’s one of the largest media arts organization in North America that focuses entirely on Asian American and Asian International cinema. This annual event is held all around San Diego, and this year is primarily screening films at the UltraStar Mission Valley. The festival itself is an event where anyone can gather to learn, appreciate, and experience the different facets of Asian cinema.
Asian cinema alone has many genres within it, so you’re not limited to seeing one kind of film. At Triple M Designz Productions we love them all, but two of our favorites (which happen to be polar opposites of one another) are romantic comedies and horror! Much of American horror is based off of Asian horror films. To name two, The Ring, The Grudge, were “re-invented” from Asian films with the same titles. Even the extremely popular The Hunger Games bore many similarities to the cult classic Battle Royal, but this little tidbit is another topic all together (not gonna go there).
Don’t forget, SDAFF is a film competition. This event gives individuals and small production companies like us a chance to get our work out to the public to be judged and hopefully win some recognition. Rules are, all films and videos entered into the competition must be directed, produced, or principally acted by an artist of Asian or Pacific Islander descent or whose subject matter relates to Asian or Pacific Islander culture. We are definitely eligible to complete! Unfortunately, we won’t be participating in this year’s competition, however we do have a couple of projects in the works and will possibly be ready by next year. Stay tuned for that!