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

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 26, 2007 at 12:09PM

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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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]