“Owl and the Sparrow” and “New Year Baby” Among Top SF Asian Film Fest Winners

"Owl and the Sparrow" and "New Year Baby" Among Top SF Asian Film Fest Winners

The silver edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival concluded with Stephane Gauger‘s “Owl and the Sparrow” taking the best narrative feature prize, with a special jury mention going for Eric Byler‘s “Tre” and actor Ken Leung (“Shanghai Kiss“) receiving a special mention. Socheata Poeuv‘s “New Year Baby” won best doc, while a special jury prize went to Tami Yeager‘s “A Dream in Doubt.” The audience prize for best narrative went to Desmond Nakano‘s “American Pastime” and best doc went to “Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula” by Lisette Marie Flanary. SFIAAFF included 128 films and videos from 20 countries with screenings in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose drawing 30,000 admissions. [Brian Brooks]

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