From the city that brought you the trio behind Wong Fu productions comes a film festival catering to Asian American online video content.
From Sept 1st- Dec 31st, the San Diego Asian American Film Foundation (SDAFF) will be partnering with DramaFever, the largest Asian online video streaming platform. The two groups plan to present DigiFest, the first ever virtual on-demand exhibition of independent movies and documentaries produced by Asian Americans.
“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,” said SDAFF executive director Lee Ann Kim.
DigiFest’s goal is to create a new distribution channel to cultivate a broader audience for high-quality indie films from emerging Asian American artists. It will offer 20+ feature-length narratives and documentaries. Throughout its’ four month running period, the virtual film festival will provide viewers with 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.
When: *September 1-December 31, 2011 | *FREE
Where: Films to be streamed here.
How: watch films online for free, engage in online conversations with filmmakers, and vote for their favorite film. Check out the trailer here: