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San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012


2012 Gala Awards Night

Saturday, November 3
Town & Country Hotel
500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley


Seats: $165 for members or $225 for non-members

Table of ten: $2,000 or $2,500 for VIP Table

Online registration for the Gala has closed.

Dress to impress and walk the red carpet at the 13th San Diego Asian Film Festival Awards Gala, presented by Wells Fargo, on Saturday, November 3. Enjoy live performances by Culture Shock, cast members of Allegiance, and the stars of Daylight Savings – Goh Nakamura and Yea-Ming Chen. Also scheduled to attend: actors George Takei, Jamie Chung, Lynn Chen, Parry Shen, and Karin Anna Cheung. Emcees:  Randall Park & Jae Suh Park.


While the Gala is an awards program, it is also our main fundraiser of the year. We will be auctioning a pair of Japan Airlines business class tickets for the new San Diego-to-Tokyo non-stop flight, a cocktail party for 40 on Solar Turbine’s “Spirit of Solar” yacht, and an evening of Padres baseball in the Sycuan Suite at Petco Park. Additionally, we will be asking for your support for our Reel Voices program. All donors will receive a DVD of our 2011 Best Feature Narrative Winner Surrogate Valentine, and an opportunity to win a seven-day cruise for two on Holland America Line!


We will have complimentary appetizers and sushi compliments of Sushi on a Roll during our pre-reception. Dinner will be Surf and Turf. If you prefer the vegetarian meal (tofu steak with brown rice and vegetables) or have special dietary needs, please email us at


We will have hosted Stella Artois during the pre-reception, along with mixed sake samples thanks to Gekkeikan Sake. During dinner, wine will be hosted by Cafe Merlot.


Following the Gala, stay with us for an after-party sponsored by Valley View Casino. And please be safe! If you plan on getting your drink on, please consider booking a room (limited $119 rate rooms available – just mention SDAFF) or ask our friends at UBER to drive you home.

For a video recap of the 2011 Gala click here.

For photos from the 2011 Gala red carpet, click here. For photos from the awards presentation, click here.