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Special Events

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Film festivals aren’t just about showing films, they’re about celebration! So come party with us at some of this year’s special events.

Opening Night Party

Nov. 3: Opening Night Party
Join us in celebrating the start of this year’s festival immediately following the screening of THE TIGER HUNTER.
Museum of Contemporary Art (700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037)

Nov. 4: Taiwan Cinema Showcase Reception
Ticketholders for HANG IN THERE, KIDS! and Badgeholders are welcome to attend a food reception immediately before the screening.
6:00PM UCSD Atkinson Hall

Gala

Nov. 5: Gala Awards Dinner
The biggest awards ceremony in Asian American cinema celebrates achievements in independent filmmaking. Tickets are available here.
5:00PM Pre-Gala Reception Hosted by Stella Artois & Sushi on a Roll
6:30PM Dinner, Entertainment, Live Auction & Awards Program
9:30PM After-Party
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101)

UltraStar reception

Nov. 6: Centerpiece Reception
Mingle with the team from our centerpiece film AKA SEOUL immediately after the screening.
UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)

Nov. 7: Member and Badgeholder Reception
If you’re a Pac Arts Member or a SDAFF 2016 Badgeholder, join us for an exclusive reception prior to the screening of SONITA, which is this year’s free member screening.
UltraStar Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr. #100, San Diego, CA 92108)

MCASD party

Nov. 11: Closing Night Party
Toast the end of the festival after the closing night screening of MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI.
Museum of Contemporary Art (700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037)