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About the SDAFF Spring Showcase

Welcome to the 13th SDAFF Spring Showcase, an 8-day presentation of films from Asia and beyond.

The San Diego Asian Film Festival 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 each fall.

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. Check out our Membership page 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.

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.

The 25th edition of SDAFF will showcase over 100 films this fall.


Past Editions

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, and Outdoor Screenings. 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 2011, 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: An 8-week summer documentary program training local high school students to become socially conscious digital storytellers. Reel Voices High Tech High is annual collaboration between Reel Voices and High Tech High Point Loma that empowers 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.