CAAMFest 2021: Film Festival Celebrating Asian American Stories Begins May 13

[Note: The film festival has ended. It ran from May 13-23, 2021.]

In the United States, May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of the AAPI community.

One way to showcase the best in Asian and Asian American stories is through CAAMFest, a film festival that runs from May 13-23, 2021. Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the film festival offers three ways to view the films: live virtual, on-demand, and in-person screenings at San Francisco’s only drive-in theater at Fort Mason FLIX. 🎞

For the drive-in events, tickets are $44-50 per vehicle. For the virtual and on-demand screenings, you can purchase a general admission ticket ($8-10) to view individual films or a festival pass ($50) to see all of them. There are also free events and screenings available.

A couple of films that I wanted to see are already sold out! Other films that I want to check out include: The Donut King (special presentations section); Inbetween Girl (narratives); The Race Epidemic (documentaries); and Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust (gala presentations).

I saw The Debut when it came out in 2001 and I’m happy to see it’s available to view (on-demand) during the film festival.

Check out the CAAMFest Festival Guide and tell me which ones sound interesting to you! 🍿


  1. I actually heard of the Donut King, and I’m intrigued! What a great way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month; I’ll be celebrating it with different Asian cuisines every weekend! Can’t wait to see which films you check out. 🙂

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