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 https://youtu.be/-5OXvBA_xR4
Dianne Fukami, Director/Co-Producer, Mineta Legacy Project http://minetalegacyproject.com/)
Jon Osaki, Filmmaker, Alternative Facts https://www.facebook.com/alternativefacts9066/
Rick Quan, Television Anchor, Mayor Ed Lee https://tinyurl.com/RickQuanProductions
Moderator: Stephen Chun, Reporter, iHeart Radio
Panelist and Moderator Bios: CLICK HERE
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.
Japanese American Museum of San Jose JAMsj https://www.jamsj.org
SVAPFilmFest members Leianne Lamb, LaDonna Yumori-Kaku, Vickie Taketa, Nathan Louie, Victor Jang, and Steve Yamaguma attended the opening night CAAMFest Gala at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Pictured: Vickie Taketa, LaDonna Yumori-Kaku, CAAMFest Festival & Exhibitions Director Masashi Niwano, and Steve Yamaguma
Our very own Nathan Louie (in white top hap) with Miss Chinatown San Francisco and USA.
Karen Fang at the CAAMFest Gala, May 9, 2019
SVAPF recently connected with film scholar Karen Fang, who has been writing about Asian and Asian American film and media for nearly two decades. She has interviewed or written about prominent filmmakers and artists like Justin Lin, John Woo, Wong Kar-Wai, Wayne Wang and David Henry Hwang, and she runs a media studies initiative at the University of Houston. Her 2017 book, Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film, was featured at Asia’s biggest book expo, and shows how one of the world’s most successful cinemas outside of Hollywood offers illuminating insights on the pressing contemporary topics of surveillance, security, and social control. Karen is on the advisory boards of the Houston Cinema Arts Society and the Film Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; has been a jury member of the CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival in Bellingham, Washington; and is a frequent contributor to the catalog of the Five Flavours festival of Asian cinema, in Warsaw, Poland. Her newest project is a biography of celebrated Chinese American artist and illustrator, Tyrus Wong.
Stanford University Press, 2017