The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) is proud to be partnering with the largest Asian online video streaming platform in North America, DramaFever, to present DIGIFEST, the first ever virtual on-demand exhibition of the best independent movies and documentaries produced by Asian Americans. Curated by the San Diego Asian Film Festival, one of the largest Asian film festivals in North America, DigiFest has the ambitious goal of creating a new distribution channel and cultivating broader audiences for high-quality indie films from emerging Asian American artists.
“When it comes to increasing awareness and appreciation for indie films, access is the key. We are elated to partner with DramaFever to bring our film festival programming into the homes (and phones) of millions. We hope to change the landscape for filmmakers and artists who continue to be underrepresented in Hollywood,” says SDAFF executive director Lee Ann Kim.
“We are thrilled to work with SDAFF in bringing the best of Asian American indie films and documentaries to our audience. It is an excellent opportunity for all of us to experience the growing talent in filmmaking within the Asian American community and help develop the audience these artists deserve,” adds Suk Park, co-founder of DramaFever.
DigiFest will offer 20+ feature-length narratives and documentaries. The virtual film festival will launch September 1, 2011 and run through December 31, 2011 (coinciding and running alongside the 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival, October 20-28, 2011). During this time, viewers will have the opportunity to watch films online for free, engage in online conversations with filmmakers, and vote for their favorite film. The top three winners will receive a cash prize and be featured on the DramaFever homepage.
September 1-December 31, 2011 FREE
Films to be streamed on www.dramafever.com/digifest
(Clips & High Res images available)
See the list of accepted films below:
Owl and Sparrow
Cats of Mirikitani
The Trouble with Romance
And Thereafter I and II
Whatever it Takes
Macho Like Me
You Don’t Know Jack
Children of Invention
All About Dad
Make Yourself at Home
White on Rice
Miss Chinatown USA
Punching at the Sun
Shades of Ray