Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. But even better than thoughts and prayers is actual aid to help those impacted by the tragedy. Following is a short list of organizations that already have a presence in Nepal that you can support through donations. If you know of others, please feel free to add to the comments.
It’s that time once again to join our friends at Visual Communications for another edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (#31 for those keeping count) running from tonight until April 30 at various locations around L.A. This year, the fest is under the leadership of new Executive Director Francis Cullado and features a number of programs featuring members of the YOMYOMF family. Check out all the full list of programs here and the following YOMYOMF-flavah-ed events:
You may have already read about our current promotional ticket giveaway for SEOUL SEARCHING, the Opening Night film of the 2015 CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which kicks off this Thursday, March 12. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it earned great reviews. Remember that our SEOUL SEARCHING Opening Night ticket giveaway ends tomorrow, March 8 at NOON PST (don’t forget it’s daylight savings), so make sure to send those tweets of your favorite thing from the ’80s to win free tickets to this Korean American ode to John Hughes movies.
Do you live in the San Francisco area? We’re also giving away a couple pairs of tickets to two other CAAMFest film programs — A horror film set in Vietnam and a love themed shorts program featuring the latest short from Wong Fu Productions!
If you’re in the Bay Area and are a fan of Asian and Asian American cinema, you won’t want to miss CAAMFest 2015 (formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival), which runs from March 12-22. YOMYOMF is a community co-presenter of a number of films this year including the opening night selection of Benson Lee’s 1980s coming-of-age feature Seoul Searching (for more info click here).
Seoul Searching premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of a group of Korean teens from around the world who meet in a government-sponsored summer program in South Korea. Think of this as a Korean American take on the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s like The Breakfast Club. The opening night gala screening will take place on March 12 at 6:30PM at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and we have three pairs of tickets to give away. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets, this is what you need to do:
(via Magnus Shaw)
A Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Holidays of your choice to all our readers! And if you have no holiday plans, may I suggest a viewing of quite possibly one of the best Christmas movies ever produced—Die Hard. Or as this Asian bootleg cover reminds us, someone please get Bruce Willis some shoes for Christmas:
Or if dying hard isn’t enough to get you into the holiday spirit, let The Guardian Peanuts of the Galaxy give it a shot:
For the third year in a row, YOMYOMF is back at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) to facilitate the New Media Camp (NMC) program for HIFF’s Creative Lab. This year’s week-long camp will end with a FREE New Media panel on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:15PM moderated by YOMYOMF’s Philip Chung and featuring a distinguished list of digital media experts including Greg Siegel (SVP Legendary Digital), YouTube beauty/lifestyle guru Weylie Hoang (who has over 1.2 million subs on her channel), Mylen Fe Yamamoto (CliqueNow) and Neil Sadhu (InterTrend). In addition to a lively discussion about the current state of digital media, the event will feature the premiere the short video produced by the NMC class of 2014.
YOMYOMF is coming back to Honolulu this November to participate at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) with another edition of the NEW MEDIA CAMP (NMC)! Last year’s NMC was a success, where we worked with 6 participants in a 4-day intensive workshop of crafting their own individual viral video. Check out the playlist of last year’s videos.
For the 2014 edition, we’re changing it up a bit and having the participants working together as a team. We’ve also extended NMC to a full week (November 1 – 9) where 6 participants will get hands-on guidance and expertise from professionals in the new media world ranging from successful YouTube partners and content producers, working filmmakers in traditional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will assist in honing their craft in the production of a short film, utilizing the theme of “mobilizing your world.” Past mentors have included director John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), KevJumba, Chester See and Lana McKissack. This year’s NMC, with the generous support of AT&T, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and interTREND, will also utilize the Hawaiian language in the short film’s story in a major way.
Were you sad that Sung Kang’s Han was killed off not just once, but twice—in both Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast 6? Well, apparently so was Sung and as you will see in this new and final episode of Car Discussion, he’s doing something about it:
Check out all the Car Discussions here.
Hey YOMYOMF readers, you may notice that our site looks different. This is actually a temporary layout that we’ll be using for the next two weeks or so, as we work on some maintenance under the hood.
And although we are not ready to announce yet, but we’re going to launch “phase two” of our site, which means basically, a revamped site with some new fangled thing-a-ma-bobs, bells and whistles, and some hootin’ and hollerin.’ We’re still in the final stages of planning but 2014 is definitely going to be a year of recharge, a redirection… a Regeneration for YOMYOMF.
First off for new changes, will be a new layout in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned and mahalo (thank you) for sticking with us!
This past summer, the YOMYOMF Network presented the first-ever YouTube adaptation of a play—our fellow Offender David Henry Hwang’s award-winning Yellow Face. All this time, we thought the plot revolved around an Asian American playwright named DHH who mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor as an Asian character in his play and tries to cover it up, but according to this streaming site, boy, were we ever wrong!
Yes, according to the description on this site, the story is apparently really about this:
A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.
Back in paradise. We kicked off our New Media Camp for the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Creative Lab yesterday with an orientation for our six selected participants and mentors followed by a group dinner at Little Village Noodle House in Honolulu’s Chinatown.
And today the real work began. The six participants have to shoot and edit their videos over the course of two days (today and tomorrow) with the guidance of their mentors so they can screen at the New Media Camp event this Saturday. So break a leg to our chosen six: Kimee Balmilero, Julia Nakamoto, Aaron Ng, Victor Nhieu, Startlet Shay and Grant Uchida. And to our mentors for providing guidance and support: Luke Aguinaldo, Gerard Elmore, Anson Ho, Ryan Kawamoto, Lana McKissack, Neil Sadha, Ty Sanga and Brian Watanabe. Let the games
and lack of sleep and abundance of stress commence…