Slant Film Festival Call For Entries

January 21, 2007

So, for a couple months out of the year, my other unpaid job besides Hyphen is curating a film festival in my hometown, Houston. Slant: Bold Asian American Images features an eclectic mix of short films (30 minutes and under). Some of the filmmakers we’ve featured like Greg Pak, Alice Wu and Michael Kang have gone on to make notable feature length films (“Robot Stories, “Saving Face” and “The Motel,” respectively). This will be our 7th year and I’m starting my search for films again, so if you know of anything good, let me know!

We’re a small festival, but we’re unique in that we don’t charge an entry fee and we pay the filmmakers who get accepted. To find out more about what we’re looking for, please visit the website of our host venue, the Aurora Picture Show. Postmark deadline is March 1st.

In other film news, the Northwest Asian American Film Festival kicks off next week. Seattle people, it’s January 25-28th. Get your tickets now on the site.

Highlights of the NWAAFF include “Journey From the Fall” by Ham Tran, “Eve and the Fire Horse” by Julia Kwan, Georgia’s Lee family drama “Red Doors,” and “Colma: The Musical” (which I still haven’t seen yet but really want to!) They’ve also got a special animation showcase curated by the folks at San Diego Asian Film Festival who always have a kick-ass animation program every year at their own fest.

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