CAAMFest showcases the world's most innovative Asian and Asian American artists and storytellers in food, music, and digital media experiences that play on the themes presented in its inspired film program. An annual presentation, CAAMFest was previously known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) until 2013. In the spirit of curiosity and adventure, the festival expanded from its focus on film to embrace more avenues of artistic expression and community engagement.
The program this year is broken down into 126 works.
There are 78 individual public events during festival.
There are 119 films or videos.
There are 10 narrative feature films.
There are 9 documentary feature films.
There are 12 different short programs and a total of 76 short films and videos.
There are 24 World premieres, 4 North American premieres, 3 US premieres, 10 West Coast
premieres, and 38 San Francisco Bay Area premieres.
There are 11 special events or live performances.
There are 62 female artists, filmmakers, performers, or mediamakers featured at festival.
These works come from across the United States and the following countries:
Close to 30 percent of the works have strong ties to the local Bay Area.
There are 16 works from artists from or living in San Francisco.
There are 5 works from artists from or living in Oakland.
There are 16 works with other associations to the Bay Area.