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Happy Sweet 16 to the San Diego Asian Film Festival + Ticket Giveaway

November 5, 2015 13

Happy opening day and Sweet 16 to The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF). I am a strong supporter of this cultural event, and I love how it highlights so many different aspects of Asian culture. Last month I had the delicious opportunity to attend the “Chew the Scene” food festival & sneak peek night for the film festival. The preview event got me excited for both delicious Asian cuisine and unique films. There were heavy appetizers from well known San Diego restaurants, a fun photo booth, raffle, silent auction and announcements of this year’s feature films, along with previews of course.

Marketing Melodie with Lee Ann Kim at San Diego Asian Film 2015 Preview

Posing with Executive Director, Lee Ann Kim after winning the Zen silent auction gift.

Marketing Melodie at San Diego Asian Film 2015 Preview

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2015 Chew the Scene

Every year I am amazed at all the variety of films, programs and events the film festival brings in. Check out my post last year of 15 Reasons to Attend the San Diego Asian Film Festival. This year is no different. Here’s the trailer for this year’s 16th annual festival. In under 2 minutes you’ll get a taste of what’s in store.


 Special highlights this year include:

  • Centerpiece Film: Seoul Searching– This film is special because it highlights exactly how SDAFF’s Executive Director, Lee Ann Kim met her husband in 1989 on the Korean Love Boat.
  • SDAFF comes to north county– If you’re a film buff, but can’t make it down to the main venue in Mission Valley, you can now see select films at La Paloma Theatre.
  • Getting intimate with Dr. Ken (Panel Discussion)– Ken Jeong is everyone’s favorite doctor-turned-comedian. He stars in Community, the Hangover films, and the new ABC sitcom, Dr. Ken. You won’t want to miss this intimate conversation from a super star who can also give you real medical advice.
  • Digital Pioneer: BuzzFeed (Panel Discussion)- The website Buzzfeed is one of the most significant platforms for Asian American artists. BuzzFeed producer and performer Eugene Lee Yang will talk about BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, changing demographics, and new opportunities for film makers.
  • 105-Year-old Chinese American Artist to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement Award– Tyrus Wong, Disney and Warner Brothers production illustrator is the oldest living Chinese American Artist. He will receive the award on Saturday November 7th, at the festival’s annual Gala Awards Night at the Mission Valley Marriott.

Full details on films, events and tickets are on the official SDAFF website.

You can also win tickets from me! To celebrate SDAFF’s Sweet 16 I’m giving away 2 pairs of tickets on my blog. All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me which film you’re looking forward to seeing the most. The first to leave a comment wins tickets. The second pair will be given away as a raffle to additional people who enter Good luck!

I can’t wait to check out some films myself, I know I’ll be happy as I am every year with my movie selection. Wishing SDAFF a wonderful opening night, and a successful 16th annual film festival!

13 comments Leave a comment

  1. Sandra Van Harken says...

    That looks like such a great, and fun event. The food looks delicious. Congrats on winning the Zen silent auction gift! Lucky Melodie! Please let me know what is your favorite film this year. They all look amazing.

  2. Kim says...

    Getting intimate with Dr. Ken will be so entertaining. Love that guy!

  3. Digital Pioneer: BuzzFeed (Panel Discussion). Because of Eugene Lee Yang. Thanks!

  4. Kelly Stafford says...

    Would love to see the films. Saw you in Nextdoor 🙂

  5. Jeff says...

    Definitely looking forward to “Getting intimate with Dr. Ken. “

    • Thanks for your comment Jeff. I think this program already happened but there are plenty other films and events to check out still!

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