SDAFF 2022 Blog
Announcing the Jury Awards for the 2022 San Diego Asian Film Festival
November 6, 2022
We are pleased to announce the winners of 2022 San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented at the festival awards ceremony on Nov. 5. Winners were announced in multiple categories, along with the Grand Jury Prize (the top prize of the Asian American film competition) and a Special Jury Mention. Additionally, the SDAFF programming team selected the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award given to a first-time feature filmmaker.
Asian American Film Competition
Jurors: Roddy Bogawa, Bedatri D. Choudhury, Masashi Niwano, Mila Zuo
Grand Jury Prize: Wisdom Gone Wild, directed by Rea Tajiri
Best Documentary Feature: Bad Axe, directed by David Siev
Best Narrative Feature: Riceboy Sleeps, directed by Anthony Shim
Best Experimental Film: Declarations of Love, directed by Tiff Rekem
Best Documentary Short: In Loving Memory (of Who We Used to Be), directed by Vicky Lee
Best Narrative Short: Last Hawaiian Sugar, directed by Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt
Special Jury Mention: Lucky Fish, directed by Emily May Jampel
International Short Film Competition
Jurors: Victor Fan, Joel Shepard, Doris Yeung
Best International Short: Will You Look at Me, directed by Shuli Huang
George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award
Winner: So Yun Um, director of Liquor Store Dreams
Bios of jurors in each competition can be found here.
The final award of the festival, the audience award, will be announced at the conclusion of the film festival.