CAAMFest 2018

Event has passed (Thu May 10, 2018 - Thu May 24, 2018)
Herbst Theatre
Film / Television, Music, Festival / Fair


The Center for Asian American Media presents CAAMFest36, a 15-day celebration of film, music and food. This year, we moved our fest to run right in the heart of Asian Pacific Heritage month, May 10 through the 24th. Featuring a diverse showcase of over 100 narratives, documentaries, concerts and special events, CAAMFest comes to life in over 20 venues across San Francisco and Oakland.

Highlights from this year's program include:

Gala Presentations:

An American Hero: Norman Mineta and his Legacy (Opening Night)
Bitter Melon
Origin Story
Aunt Lily’s Flower Book (Closing Night)

Special Presentations

Meditation Park
Come Drink with Me
Golden Swallow

Music and Live Performances

Heritage SF
Directions in Sound -
Anatomy of a Music Video with Warren Fu -
Anatomy of a Music Video with Ruby Ibarra


First Kitchen
Jimami Tofu
Lumpia (15th Anniversary)
Ulam: Main Dish


20 Weeks
Dead Pigs
Eat a Bowl of Tea (Out of the Vaults)
Go for Broke: An Origin Story
Half Window
I Can, I Will, I Did
Saving Sally
Stand Up Man
White Rabbit


A Little Wisdom
A Time to Swim
Havana Divas
Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
Looking For?
Minding the Gap
Nailed It
The People’s Republic of Desire
The Registry

Shorts Programs:

Altered States
Fighters & Dreamers
In Transition
Life, Animated
Made you a Mixtape
Women on the Rise

Check out the full program, watch trailers, and get tickets at .


CAAMFest is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.



  1. Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
  2. Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA
  3. Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
  4. Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA
  5. Curran Theater 445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
  6. San Francisco Main Public Library 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA
  7. Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA
  8. Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
  9. AMC Kabuki 1881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
  10. New People 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
  11. Piedmont Theatre 4186 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA
  12. The Walt Disney Family Museum 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
  13. The Midway 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA
  14. Starline Social Club 2236 Martin Luther King, Oakland, CA
  15. 41 Ross Gallery 41 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA
  16. Black Cat 400 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA
  17. China Live 644 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA
  18. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA