San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Festival is an annual event of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts.

This year, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is partnering with the Foundation. We especially invite interested civil libertarians to attend the festival on:

    • Saturday, October 13
      Know Justice, Know Peace
      A 90-minute collection of short films that focus on civil liberties, criminal justice, and immigration. One of the entries is Pilgrimage, about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II


    • Sunday, October 14
      Sentenced Home
      A documentary that follows three Cambodian Americans through the deportation process


  • Tuesday, October 16
    Youth Day

Since 2000, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has premiered hundreds of films and videos from around the world, gaining an international reputation as one of North America’s premiere Asian American film festivals for our excellent programs, outreach to the community, and support for independent artists.

While the emphasis is on Asian American cinema, the festival also showcase international films, along with shorts, animation, experimental films and music videos.

All screenings and panel discussions will be at the UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center. Hazard Center has plenty of free parking and is accessible by the Trolley.