|eNews : October 12, 2007|
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 party-rocking with flavor.
To get on the discounted guest list, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Justin Lin & Crew @ SDSU Today
Come meet Justin Lin, critically acclaimed director of the blockbuster hit "," 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 to Finishing the Game." Also, get a sneak peak of the new release "Finishing the Game," which premiered at the 2007 and was the opening night film of the 8th Annual Asian Film Festival.
Featuring special guests:
Friday, October 12, 1-2 PM
Get more details here.
Meet Yul Kwon at theStarting 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:winner, Yul Kwon, who shares a personal story of losing his best friend to leukemia. The will be outside in front of the UltraStar Hazard Center and Saturday, October 12-13, .
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, , , 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)
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 (SevenOhFive.com), Dr. Eric Pierson (USD). Panel is free and open to public.
Dishing with the Stars: A Celebrity Panel
Our favorite Asian American celebs give us a dose of reality when it comes to surviving in. 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 pages, a no-holds bar discussion.
Moderated by Lee Ann Kim & Martin Wong, Giant Robot Co-Editor
Scheduled to speak:
Shanghai Kiss (Rush line only)
Justin Lin & Crew @ SDSU
Live Coverage from Theater
Blowfish Music Party
Live Coverage from Gala Awards
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