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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

About Us

The Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (formerly, San Jose J-Town FilmFest) is a celebration of the multi-ethnic community and rich history of Silicon Valley. An all volunteer-run effort by a diverse team of community members, the film festival showcases independent films primarily by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) filmmakers and offers quality programming, giving the community a chance to interact with the creative talents behind these films.

Steve Yamaguma - Co-Chair

Cindy Toy - Co-Chair

Duane Kubo - Founder

Film Review Committee

LaDonna Yumori-Kaku

Victoria Taketa

Sandra Komo Gauvreau


Venue Logistics

Cindy Toy

Chris Hioki


Joanne Ho


Laurie Yoon

Sponsorship Committee

Jerry Hiura

Lin Tso

Reiko Iwanaga

June Tanaka

Marketing, PR

Steve Yamaguma

Reiko Iwanaaga

Howard Lui

Vic Jang

Jessica Savage

Caleb Jo

Social Media

Kathy Vo

Kelly Toy

Iszac Gaton


Terra-Lynn Tokiwa

Samantha Mark

Promotional Videographer

Alex Nguyen

Community Relations

Leianne Lamb

Trami Nguyen Cron

Jackie Maruhashi

Reception and Hospitality

Robertino Ragazzi

Kathy Higuchi

Judy Higuchi

Committee members

Nathan Louie

Henry Nakata

Bruce Akizuki

Amy Hsueh

Kevin Pascual

Miiko Mentz

Terri Nguyen

Kensho Yamamoto

Christina Wong

Advisory Board

Ron Muriera

Sheridan Tatsuno

Lewis Kawahara

Marvin Wong

Lloyd LaCuesta

Mona Lisa Yuchengco

"Looking for a creative outlet? Like taking on big challenges? Excited about making a (positive) difference in our society? Then join our family as we prepare to stage the 2019 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest.  Contact for more info.

Our last meeting before the 2018 SVAP FilmFest.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

May 2018 - Home stretch.  The guests and films have been finalized and confirmed. Now the hard work of getting the word out. 

March 2018 - We are dedicated team.  If you can't make the meeting, we will Facetime you in.
January 2018 - Second meeting, done!  We have chosen the day, Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.