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Our Guide To The 2012 SF Asian American Film Festival

This year’s Asian American Film Festival begins Thursday, March 8th and ends on the 18th.  I managed to see 11 of the films so far and plan on seeing a few more during the festival.  Obviously, films are a subjective medium, but if you’re looking for my take on the 11 festival films that I’ve already seen and the ones I’m excited for seeing, please follow the jump Read More…


This Year’s Asian American Film Festival Winners Are…

Hold up… Before I announce the winners, especially the audience choice award winners, I’m officially going on the record to say that whomever was in charge of coming up with the new balloting process is in need of a serious talking to.

This year’s ballots simply read “Should this film win, Yes or No?”  Now how am I supposed to know if a certain film should win if I haven’t seen all the others yet?  My point being, given my already defiant stance on awarding subjective art in general, this year’s audience awards are a pathetic joke.  But, with all that said, follow the jump to see which films won along with all of filmbalaya’s festival reviews. Read More…

29th Asian American Film Festival

This March marks the return of the Asian American Film Festival.  Now in its 29th year, the festival promises to be yet another exciting one.  Going over all of the films and programs I can assure you that there is plenty of entertainment covering a vast array of genres for everybody to enjoy.  Whether your thing is horror, action, comedy, drama, documentary, or shorts, this festival has you covered.

And as always, be sure to check back to Filmbalaya in the coming weeks, as we review films from the festival for you, putting in our two cents on whether they’re worth your time and money to see.

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