AAAFF needs your help! We have organized a panel of talented Asian American film professionals to speak at SXSW 2018 on the need for diversity in the film industry. Vote for our proposal on PanelPicker before the voting period ends on August 25!

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

Click here to vote before August 25!