The AAAFF is proud to announce our SXSW 2018 panel “An Asian American Lens on Diversity in Film” featuring four talented Asian American film professionals! The panel will be held between March 9th and March 14th (date and time TBA). Stay tuned to the AAAFF or the SXSW Schedule for updates!


A panel of top independent Asian American film professionals will discuss the shifting landscape of Asian American cinema, unique challenges faced by underrepresented filmmakers from idea to distribution, and the winding path towards true inclusion in the film industry.


  • Does race matter behind the camera?
  • What can the Asian American community learn from other grassroots efforts to support diverse voices in film?
  • How do we move towards true inclusion in the industry?


  • Mynette Louie, Producer, Syncopated Films
  • Yen Tan, Filmmaker/Graphic Designer, Otto is the One
  • Julie Whang, Director, Non-Theatrical Sales, Tugg, Inc.
  • PJ Raval, Filmmaker, Unraval Pictures