Chicago Fest Shows Best Of Pinoy, Fil-Am Films

September 4, 2007 at 10:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Filipino American Network (FAN) is pleased to announce that the 4th annual Chicago Filipino American Film Festival (CFAFF) has been scheduled for the second weekend of November.

This unique festival showcases the best works by Filipino and Filipino-American filmmakers. For the third straight year, the film festival will be held at the Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division St., in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The festival will begin Friday, November 9, and run through Sunday, November 11.

For the past three years, the mission of the film festival has been to highlight and celebrate the works of emerging Filipino-American filmmakers, as well as cutting-edge cinema from the Philippines.

Previous years have included acclaimed features, such as Cavite, Imelda, Panaghoy Sa Suba (Call of the River), Slow Jam King, The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Crying Ladies, Magnifico and Leave It to Chance.


The Chicago Filipino American Film Festival is currently seeking films for inclusion in its 2007 program. All entries must be received by October 5. Filipino and Filipino-American filmmakers are invited to submit shorts, documentaries and feature films for consideration.

To submit a film, or to learn more about the 2007 festival program, visit Please spread the word your network, especially aspiring filmmakers.


The Chicago Filipino American Film Festival is presented by the Filipino American Network (FAN). FAN is a not-for-profit organization that calls, challenges and supports Filipino American young adults by providing resources, connections and opportunities to enrich their lives, support their growth and deepen their self-awareness of their Filipino heritage.

In addition to hosting the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival, FAN also sponsors the Holiday Gift Basket Drive for Seniors and hosts other events for Chicago’s Filipino American community.

For more information, including ticket sales, submission information,sponsorship opportunities and final schedule, please visit or contact:


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