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2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Posts by Brian

Brian Hu is the Artistic Director of Pacific Arts Movement.

  1. Festival First Timer: THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

    Posted November 13th, 2014 by Brian in Guest Post

    What is it about human nature that makes us wonder about the unknown? The Search for Weng Weng, is a perfect example of why that is a good thing. The Search For Weng Weng follows the story of the film’s director, Andrew Leavold, in his search for a B-list Filipino action star by the name […]

  2. Festival First Timer: THE TEACHER’S DIARY

    Posted November 11th, 2014 by Brian in Guest Post

    THE TEACHER’S DIARY, Nov. 13 at 8:40 PM (UltraStar Cinemas) Finally, a rom-com that I (a man) can enjoy, and one that doesn’t have Katherine Heigl in it. The Teacher’s Diary is a truly feel-good film that connects with your emotions in a way that leaves you hoping and wishing rather than checking your watch […]

  3. Festival First Timer: LOVE’S WHIRLPOOL

    Posted November 10th, 2014 by Brian in Guest Post

      LOVE’S WHIRLPOOL, Nov. 13 at 9:00 PM (UltraStar Cinemas) Love’s Whirpool dives deep into the world of racy romance, a film you should gladly see after hours, but not during business hours. To put it succinctly: It’s “The Breakfast Club of sex orgies”. Yes, you read that correctly. But, don’t be alarmed (or aroused) […]

  4. New Screenings Announced, Thurs. Nov 13

    Posted November 10th, 2014 by Brian in Blog

    After a busy opening weekend, we are excited to announce our much anticipated TBA screenings. These Thursday night screenings are intentionally left empty until we have viewed audience ballots and attendance of opening weekend to give our audiences another chance to catch sold out One Night Only screenings they might have missed and re-play films […]

  5. 2014 SDAFF winners announced!

    Posted November 9th, 2014 by Brian in Blog

      At last night’s gala, the San Diego Asian Film Festival announced this year’s awards. Join us in congratulating the winners! Grand Jury: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, directed by Desiree Akhavan Narrative Feature: MAN FROM RENO, directed by Dave Boyle Feature Documentary: MY LIFE IN CHINA, directed by Kenneth Eng Narrative Short: HYPEBEASTS, directed by Jessica dela […]

  6. 15 Questions & 15 Answers with Desiree Akhavan

    Posted November 5th, 2014 by Brian in Blog

    15 Questions and 15 Answers with APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR’s Director-writer-actress, Desiree Akhavan 1. Give us your best 15-word pitch for APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR. Woman struggles to win back her ex girlfriend and come out to her Iranian family. 2. A lot of people in film have moved on to web videos. What made you want to do the […]

  7. 15 Questions & 15 Answers with Ryan Jameson

    Posted October 31st, 2014 by Brian in Blog

    15 Questions and 15 Answers (in 15 words or less) with Director Ryan Jameson, director of Suburbanite by Brian Hu 1. Give us your best 15-word pitch for SUBURBANITE. Grice, a twenty four year old Filipino, attempts to recreate his childhood film, “Drug Island”. 2. What inspired you to make a film about young adults in the suburbs? […]

  8. Programmers’ Picks: our favorite short films from SDAFF 2014

    Posted October 30th, 2014 by Brian in Blog

    Short films often have the biggest heart. They’re also the hardest to sort through since they don’t come with the reviews and accolades of the features. So to help you navigate this year’s shorts programs, here are some favorites from members of our programming team. Thomas Gentil GRAND CANAL The melancholic and sad tone creates […]

  9. Which San Diego Asian Film Festival Program Are You?

    Posted October 21st, 2014 by Brian in Blog

    Every year, we get tons of questions online and in real life of our film suggestions for the upcoming San Diego Asian Film Festival. Those questions really mean what films we love, but subconsciously (or maybe consciously) those films reflect us at those moments. In our film programs, we see a bit of ourselves projected onto […]