The 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival Is Back!

The San Diego Asian Film Festival is back in-theaters across San Diego County Oct 28 – Nov 6, 2021 featuring 130+ films, 20+ countries, 30+ languages! For more info or to purchase tickets, visit at

Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) presents the 22nd Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from October 28 – November 6, 2021, the most comprehensive portrait of Asian and Asian American cinema in North America. The festival is back in-theaters at the Ultra Star Mission Valley with additional screenings at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, and Angelika Film Center in Carmel Mountain.

This curated lineup of films includes the best in both award-winning and cutting-edge cinema from around the world, including 22 premieres—15 West Coast premieres, 5 North American premieres, 1 US premiere, and 1 International premiere. Festival attendees will enjoy films, Q&A’s with filmmakers, and opportunities to meet cast and crew. In addition to films from the United States, the festival welcomes works from countries around the globe that showcase the diversity of Asian representation, including Argentina, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Colombia, India, Iran, Hong Kong, Japan, The Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea.

All-Fest Passes On Sale Now


Better than a boutonnière, buy an All-Festival Pass and get guaranteed access to 130+ films and the full festival experience for a fraction of the price!

An All-Festival Pass is traditionally valued at over $500, but we want everyone to experience what our festival has to offer. So we price our All-Festival Pass at only $295 general ($195 for Pac Arts members)!

Why Get an All-Fest Pass?
GUARANTEED ACCESS* to 130+ films at all four of our venues throughout the entire 10-day festival. This includes Opening Night & Closing Night, Centerpiece, receptions, and more!

COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET with detailed program notes and high-quality prints.

FRONT-OF-LINE PRIVILEGES** to every film program and panel. No need to even wait in line for tickets.
Simply arrive at least 15 minutes before your screening and you’ll be let into the theater before the general public.

ACCESS TO post-film outdoor receptions.

SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE. Each dollar from All-Fest Pass sales pays for venue fees, shipping, and projection costs, and keeps SDAFF bringing the very best in Asian cinema to San Diego.