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Welcome to the 9th Annual Spring Showcase, a presentation of 16 films from 9 countries, from Asia and beyond.

The Spring Showcase is one of many year-round programs of the non-profit media arts organization Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), including the popular San Diego Asian Film Festival, which takes place this year November 7-16, 2019. 

We believe film has the power to enlighten, bridge communities, and change lives. If you love world cinema and rich, independent storytelling, JOIN THE MOVEMENT by becoming a member of Pac Arts. Go to or contact for more information.

About Pacific Arts Movement

Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) is a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to sharing Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander cinema to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society. For more information about Pac Arts, click here.

About the Festival

Pac Arts’ hallmark exhibition, the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States, and has showcased everything from future classics like Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (US Premiere) to luminary independent work like Patrick Wang’s award-winning In the Family (North American Premiere). Each year, the festival brings West Coast, North American, and World premieres of films from around the world to San Diego and gives audiences unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

This year, the 20th edition of SDAFF will showcase over 160 films from 28 countries at 6 different venues in San Diego in November 7-16, 2019.

Past Editions

2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2017 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2016 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2016 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2015 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2014 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2013 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2012 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2012 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2011 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2011 SDAFF Spring Showcase
2010 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2009 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2008 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2007 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Our Programs

Pac Arts is committed to sharing powerful stories with audiences year-round through the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Spring Showcase, Spotlight Screenings, Outdoor Screenings, and Film Forums. From our award-winning high school documentary program Reel Voices to Youth Days at the festival, we are also dedicated to educating and nurturing a new generation of creative leaders and storytellers.

Spring Showcase: Launched in 2010, an 8-day presentation of the best of Asian and Asian American cinema on the other side of the calendar year.

Youth Days: Two free days of youth-oriented film screenings to culturally educate, enlighten, and enhance local students’ film literacy skills.

Reel Voices: A 10-week summer documentary program training local high school students to become socially conscious digital storytellers. Reel Voices Monarch is a year-long collaboration between Reel Voices and Monarch School that empowers homeless students to tell their stories and those of the community through digital storytelling.

Spotlight & Outdoor Screenings: Pac Arts presents year-round film programs such as Spotlight and Outdoor Screenings throughout San Diego County.

For more information about Pac Arts, visit the organization’s website here. • • 619.400.5911