First-ever DigiFest begins September 1
The San Diego Asian Film Foundation and Dramafever present the first virtual on-demand Asian American film festival.
by Mai Nguyen
Date Published: 08/31/2011
Zachary Levi and Brian George in Shades of Ray. Photo courtesy of ShadesofRay.com
Want to catch a film festival at your own convenience? Now you can "attend" one by watching films on your computer. The San Diego Asian Film Foundation and the online Asian film-streaming site Drama Fever will partner to host the first ever virtual Asian American film festival, DigiFest. The film festival will run from September 1 to December 31 and feature an extensive collection of Asian American independent films and documentaries for free viewing at www.dramafever.com/digifest.
A unique feature to DigiFest is that participants can engage in online conversations with filmmakers and vote for their favorite films. The top three winners will receive a cash prize as well as feature on DramaFever's home page.
Films playing include Stephane Gauger's Owl and the Sparrow, Tze Chun's Children of Invention, Dave Boyle's White on Rice, Tanuj Chopra's Punching at the Sun, Desmond Nakano's American Pastime, Timothy Bui's Green Dragon and Jaffar Mahmood's Shades of Ray.
For more information, visit SDAFF's official website here. For the full lineup, go to Dramafever's page.