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Announcing the 24th San Diego Asian Film Festival Awards Winners

November 11, 2023

Announcing the 24th San Diego Asian Film Festival Awards Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented at the festival awards ceremony on November 10. 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.

International Short Film Competition
Jurors: Pearl Chan, Jason Tan Liwag, Alongkot Maiduang

Best International ShortPrimetime Mother directed by Sonny Calvento

Asian American Film Competition
Jurors: Tanuj Chopra, Hanna Huang, Joshua Minsoo Kim

Grand Jury Prize: When You Left Me on That Boulevard directed by Kayla Abuda Galang

Best Documentary Feature: Rally directed by Rooth Tang

Best Narrative Feature: Egghead & Twinkie directed by Sarah Kambe Holland

Best Experimental FilmTeetering Graphite directed by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

Best Documentary Short: Tracing History directed by Jalena Keane-Lee

Best Narrative Short: Invasive Species directed by Annie Ning

Special Jury Mention: Through Sunless Ways directed by Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo

George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award: Joseph Mangat, director of Divine Factory

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.

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