Local Filmmakers Featured at CAAMFEST Festival

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) produces CAAMFEST, the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. CAAMFEST which will return for its 37 annual season May 9-19.

The festival features films and performances made by local artists, two of whom are from San Francisco’s west side.


FINDING THE VIRGO, directed by Barre Fong.

Finding_The_Virgo_01Nearly 40 years ago, Lauren Vuong and her family were rescued from the South China Sea by a fuel tanker LNG Virgo. Vuong seeks to reunite her family with the ship’s crew, who rescued many other migrants during the second wave of South Vietnamese refugee migration.

  • Director Barre Fong lives in Inner Sunset.
  • The subjects of the film, the Vuong Family settled in San Jose, CA.
San Francisco Premiere Screening: Saturday, May 18 – Roxie, 7 p.m.



THE MAGPIES OF SEOUL, directed by Dan Lee.

Magpies_of_Seoul_03Dan Lee (from the rock band Scrabbel) premieres a dynamic, new live music performance based on the Korean fairytale, “Chilseok”.

  • Director Dan Lee lives in Inner Richmond.
World Premiere
Sunday, May 12 – AMC KABUKI 8, 3:30 p.m.

About CAAMFest:
CAAMFest, formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), celebrates the world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food, and music programs. Annually presenting over 120 works in the Bay Area, CAAMFest presents its 37th year from May 9-19, 2019. For more information, please visit


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