SDAFF 2021 Blog
ANNOUNCING THE 2021 SDAFF AWARD WINNERS
November 6, 2021
Still from Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was A Simple Man, 2021 winner of the SDAFF Grand Jury Prize.
The 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at the SDAFF Awards Gala, held virtually on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Top honors went to I Was A Simple Man for the Grand Jury Prize, Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust for Best Documentary Feature, and 7 Days for Best Narrative Feature.
See below for the full list of winners.
Asian American Juried Competition
Jurors include Peter X Feng, Keisha N. Knight, Phuong Le, and Meena Nanji
Grand Jury Prize
I Was a Simple ManDirected by Christopher Makoto Yogi
Best Documentary Feature
Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes DustDirected by Ann Kaneko
Best Narrative Feature
7 DaysDirected by Roshan Sethi
Best Documentary Short
An Uninterrupted View of the SeaDirected by Mika Yatsuhashi
Best Narrative Short
AmericanizedDirected by Erica Eng
Best Experimental Short
Rumi and His RosesDirected by Navid Sinaki
Special Jury Mention
To Live HereDirected by Melanie Dang Ho
International Juried Competition
Jurors include Martin Edralin, Kristine Estorninos, Maggie Lee
Best International Short
Lemongrass GirlDirected by Pom Bunsermvicha