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A festival celebrating Southeast/East Asian film. 


Over the course of two days at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa, California, we will be screening several celebrated feature-length films from Southeast/East Asia and its diaspora.

In addition to our highly anticipated short film competition, we'll also have panel discussions from artists, creators, and community members, giving filmmakers and festival goers the opportunity to celebrate the diverse and vibrant SEE Asian community of Orange County and beyond. 


Since the early days of cinema, voices from Southeast/East Asia have played a vital role in transforming the art form, from legends like Akira Kurosawa and Wong Kar-Wai to more recent auteurs like Bong Joon-ho, Chloe Zhao, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In celebration of these contributions, we'll screen several feature films from some of today's most critically acclaimed international directors. The program is being determined but will likely include films from South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and others.



Celebrating acclaimed cinema from Southeast/East Asia is an important goal of the SEE Asian Film Festival, but equally as important is giving voice to a new generation in the community. This is why we're thrilled to curate the inaugural SEE Asian Film Festival Short Film Competition.



SEE you there!

SEE Asian Film Festival Audience Award winner to be announced June 1st!

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