Asian American film festivals are not just about movies anymore, and they haven’t been for years.
The history of Asian American film festivals is both expansive and long.
The Asian American International Film Festival, which is held by Asian CineVision in New York City, dates to 1978.
The San Diego Asian Film Festival celebrates its 20th festival this month, while the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival marked its 35th anniversary.
“The Paradise We Are Looking For” is a series of four short documentaries commissioned to mark the San Diego Asian Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.