I’ve covered the SF Int’l Asian-American Film Festival‘s annual Asian and Asian-American music video fest (Music Video Asia) every single year I’ve gone to the SFIAAFF! This year, though, they moved the screening outside, as basically a preview for their free Saturday night movie Big Man Japan. I was a little bummed about it, but given the bad state of the music industry and the ubiquity of YouTube, it looks like they only got a very small number of submissions this year — in fact, they only screened seven videos.
You know I love Chi-hui Yang, the curator for Music Video Asia — so you can imagine my concern about how cold poor Chi-hui seemed in the high winds of the Japantown Peace Plaza (I was cold too, Chi-hui! Call me!) The cold didn’t stop the enthusiasm of the crowd, though, particularly for the two videos made by festival participants at the do-it-yourself music video event. I particularly liked “Holdin’ Up The Wall,” one of the DIY videos for Denizen Kane, directed by Jason Mateo (above).