Asian Film Fest set for Nov. 1-9


The 13th San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented by Pacific Arts Movement, takes place Nov. 1-9 with more than 150 films from 25 countries set to premiere. For film schedule, tickets, and venues, go to

On a related note, the San Diego Asian Film Foundation changed its organization’s name to Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts).

“The name change does not affect our flagship program — the San Diego Asian Film Festival,” said founder/director Lee Ann Kim, “but we felt the change was necessary to clarify that we are a year-round organization and not just a festival. More importantly, the name Pacific Arts Movement better reflects our spirit and commitment to social change through the arts. We especially love our new tagline — Moving Pictures, Moving Minds.”

In addition to the festival, other year-round programs of Pacific Arts Movement include a weeklong Spring Showcase, Reel Voices (a documentary filmmaking bootcamp for youth), DigiFest (a free online showcase of feature-length films), and Drive-By Cinema (a new experimental mobile cinema project).