SDAFF – Day 2

The 8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival is October 11-18, 2007
eNews : October 12, 2007

Festival News

Blowfish Music Party, Tonight at Aubergine

Come kick off SDAFF 2007 with our second annual music and video showcase. A dynamic convergence of Asian American talent, Blowfish is an exploration of the intersection of beats, rhymes and film, through live performance and projected videos. Don't miss this party, a deadly but delicious mix of Los Angeles party-rocking with San Diego flavor.

To get on the discounted guest list, RSVP to by noon today.

Featured performers include the new school sounds of Far*east Movement, the classic hip-hop vibe of The Upstarts, and the Middle Eastern tinged beats and incendiary rhymes of Timz.

Friday, October 12
10 PM (doors open at 8)
Aubergine (Downtown San Diego)
500 4th and Island
San Diego, CA 92101

Click here for more details.

Justin Lin & Crew @ SDSU Today

Come meet Justin Lin, critically acclaimed director of the blockbuster hit "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," and the cast of "Finishing the Game" as they speak about Asians and Asian Americans in U.S. mainstream media. Watch the documentary "Building a Journey: From Better Luck Tomorrow to Finishing the Game." Also, get a sneak peak of the new release "Finishing the Game," which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film of the 8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Featuring special guests:
Justin Lin, director of "Finishing the Game"
Roger Fan, Sung Kang, and Leonardo Nam, cast of "Finishing the Game"
Lee Ann Kim, anchor and reporter for San Diego KGTV Channel 10 and Executive Director, San Diego Asian Film Foundation

Friday, October 12, 1-2 PM
San Diego State University, Montezuma Hall in the Aztec Center

Get more details here.

Meet Yul Kwon at the Bone Marrow Drive Starting Today at the Festival

Help save lives by registering with the national bone marrow registry! It just takes a simple cotton swab of the mouth.

This drive is dedicated to little Jonah Chuang, born in August with a rare bone marrow disease. Meet Survivor: Cook Islands winner, Yul Kwon, who shares a personal story of losing his best friend to leukemia. The bone marrow drive will be outside in front of the UltraStar Hazard Center on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, 4-9 PM.

Opening Night Photos by the Regala 3

Festival photographers, the Regala 3, were busy snapping away on opening night. See their pictures from the "Finishing the Game" Q&A, post-film reception, and the opening night party at Airport Lounge. Celebrities include "Finishing the Game" director Justin Lin, MC Hammer, Dustin Nguyen, Roger Fan, and Sung Kang.

Additional opening night coverage is available on The Buzz.

Engaging Panel Discussions on Saturday, Oct 13

The New Media: A Web 2.0 Panel (free event)
Saturday, October 13 at 11:30 AM
UltraStar Hazard Center

Industry experts and filmmakers share advice in this free panel on how to best market your film on the web, and examine the latest in technology. Moderated by Dean Lim (XDL films, "On the Lot") who brings his expertise on digital filmmaking and marketing to the masses. Scheduled panelists including Tom Defanti (CineGrid), Ben Cote (DivX), Roman Cortez (, Dr. Eric Pierson (USD). Panel is free and open to public.

Dishing with the Stars: A Celebrity Panel
Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 PM
UltraStar Hazard Center

Our favorite Asian American celebs give us a dose of reality when it comes to surviving in Hollywood. It's not all glitz and glamour, so why do they do it? From type-casting and scoring the dream role to indie projects and their MySpace pages, a no-holds bar discussion.

Moderated by Lee Ann Kim & Martin Wong, Giant Robot Co-Editor

Scheduled to speak:
Joy Bisco (Days of Our Lives)
Roger Fan (Annapolis)
James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
Leonardo Nam (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Perfect Score)
Jelynn Rodriguez (Host of The Drop)
Ron Yuan (CSI, Baby)
Yul Kwon, (Winner of Survivor: Cook Islands)

Films Today

Browse the festival schedule

And Thereafter II
5:15 PM

New Year Baby
5:30 PM

Bridging the Gap
5:15 PM

Shanghai Kiss (Rush line only)
6:45 PM

Air Guitar Nation
7:00 PM

Queer Delight: Sweet Buns and Sticky Rice
7:15 PM

Tazza: The High Rollers
8:30 PM

The Trouble with Romance
9:15 PM

9:30 PM

The Victim
9:45 PM

Upcoming Events

Justin Lin & Crew @ SDSU
Oct 12, 1-2 PM
Montezuma Hall
event details

Bone Marrow Drive w/ Yul Kwon
Oct 12, 4-9 PM
UltraStar, Hazard Center
event details

Live Coverage from Theater
Oct 12, 6-7 PM
UltraStar, Hazard Center
see it live on The Buzz

Blowfish Music Party
Oct 12, 9 PM-2 AM
Aubergine (downtown)
event details

Live Coverage from Gala Awards
Oct 13, 8-9:30 PM
Doubletree Hotel, Mission Valley
see it live on The Buzz

Live Coverage from George Takei
Oct 14, 1-2:30 PM
UltraStar, Hazard Center
event details
see it live on The Buzz

From Our Sponsors

Conceptual Options is looking for Asian American egg donors, ages 25-30, to help infertile couples. Substantial compensation for qualified donors.

Thank you for supporting Asian American cinema.

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