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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

“Connecting and inspiring communities through stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders from Silicon Valley and America”


“The Silicon Valley Asian American Pacific Film

 Festival provides a platform for the artistry of story 

telling of the Asian and Pacific Islander through the 

lens of the American experience, the imaginable and 

the unimaginable connecting our lives and communities 

through written words, song and performance.”


Wednesday evening June 26, 2019 7pm - 9pm
 Japanese American Museum of San Jose JAMsj

Filmmaking can be as simple as recording an event, such as taking a cell phone video. However, the art of Visual Storytelling delves much deeper. Visual Storytelling captures not only an event,  be it fictional or historical, but also the nuances surrounding the event that provide richness and depth, making the story that much more compelling. Such Asian stories could be a box office success like Crazy Rich Asians, a recently previewed biography of Mayor Ed Lee, or a Filipino folktale about mythical creatures. Hear from independent filmmakers who are telling Asian stories through film - why they do it and the challenges they face.

Matthew Abaya , Filmmaker, Vampariah
Dianne Fukami, Director/Co-Producer, Mineta Legacy Project
Jon Osaki, Filmmaker, Alternative Facts
Rick Quan, Television Anchor, Mayor Ed Lee

Moderator: Stephen Chun, Reporter, iHeart Radio

Panelist and Moderator Bios: CLICK HERE

7pm Networking
7:30 Panel Discussion
9pm Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free, but please consider a donation at the door for the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. A special 1-year Membership to NAAAP San Jose is available to attendees at the rate of $30, 25% off our normal annual membership. Discounted All-Access passes for the  Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Fest will be available at the event.

Event Partners:

NAAAP San Jose
Kollaboration San Francisco
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Fest

Japanese American Museum of San Jose JAMsj

Japanese American Museum of San Jose 535 N. 5th St. San Jose CA 95112

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who spent many hours working on the
2018 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Contemporary Asian Theater Scene
Chinese Historical Society
Japanese American Museum of San Jose

2019 Community Partners


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With gratitude to the past support of the community, we are able to continue to present films that celebrate this vibrant multi-ethnic AAPI community.  Please join us by becoming a sponsor.

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