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Win a 6-Pack Tickets to the San Diego Asian Film Festival!

Want to win tickets to the 13th annual film festival? Enter the Patch contest here.

Whether you going out for family night or going on a date with a special someone, the 13th Annual San Diego Film Festival (Nov. 1-9) has films of many genres that are suitable for all ages. With more than 150 films from 20 countries, the 13th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival is one of the largest film exhibitions of its kind in North America.

This year’s festival features exclusive North American and West coast premieres at multiple screening locations throughout San Diego County. The festival kicks off Thursday, Nov. 1 with the rock documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey at the Birch North Park Theatre (2891 University Avenue  San Diego, CA 92104) and ends Friday, Nov. 9 with West Coast Premiere of Japanese romantic comedy Love Strikes! at the UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Drive #100, San Diego,  CA 92108).

Patch readers have a chance to win six film tickets to the San Diego Asian Film Festival. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you want to attend the festival. A winner will be selected at random. All comments must be in by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. 

Highlights of the San Diego Asian Film Festival:

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
(Opening Night Film)

Director:  Ramona S. Diaz

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Journey

Synopsis:  In need of a new frontman, rock band Journey discovers a golden voice in the Philippines.

Screening Date: Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.


Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
(Film Presented in 3-D)

Director:  Tsui Hark

Genre: Martial Arts

Cast: Jet Li, Mavis Fan, Zhou Xun

Synopsis: Jet Li and Tsui Hark re-team for a high-flying, corruption-fighting, identity-mixing adventure.

Screening Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.           


Shanghai Calling

Director:  Daniel Hsia

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cast: Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Zhu Zhu

Synopsis: Hot-shot attorney from New York gets schooled in life and love in cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Screening Date: Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2:15 p.m.         


Eden
(Centerpiece Film)

Director:  Megan Griffiths

Genre: Drama, Suspense

Cast: Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Matt O’Leary

Synopsis: True story of a Korean American who is kidnapped into an international trafficking ring.

Screening Date: Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.             

For more information about the festival and films, visit http://festival.sdaff.org/2012/

Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who age 18 and older. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. The winner will receive six tickets to the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Tickets are valid for the opening night film and other 2012 festival programs, excluding the closing night film and screenings at Cinepolis. Approximate retail value of tickets: $60. Click the PDF above for complete Official Rules.

Things I Learned October 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Why do you have to be a legal resident?
Batman October 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM
That's a good question. How can an illegal alien be elligible for a driver's license, food stamps and a free education but not elligible to enter a Patch contest?
Things I Learned October 22, 2012 at 04:05 PM
And why only the first 50 states? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsBKGpwi58 ;-)
Gerry Nance October 22, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Who will verify a person's status? How will such status be verified? What documents are accepted (Maybe page 5 of DHS/USCIS For I-9)? If I was running the contest, I'd open the contest to everyone, and have ICE certify the winners status.
Kevin G. Davis October 22, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I want to win because there are always so many great films at this festival.
chris marquardt October 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Sounds fun!
jake crawford October 22, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Can't wait to see flying swords of dragons gate.
SW Innis October 22, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I would like to win the tickets to the San Diego Asian Film Festival because I have been unable to get tickets to see Ramona S. Diaz's independent film documentary named Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. It is written about my wife's favorite band; Journey! The movie is about their new lead vocalist Arnel Pineda and is filmed in the Philippines. In addition to enjoying Diaz's fantastic film production we will also appreciate seeing the other three films.
Jonathan Saewert October 22, 2012 at 09:56 PM
We would love to go and see the Asian Film Festival... Sounds like a great Date Night for my wife and me!
Ramona October 23, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I always love foreign films especially Asian films, would love to see and check out some of the movies in this festival and perhaps recommends them to my family and friends.Also my son is studying Film and this will be a very good opportunities for him to watch,study and critic some of the movies in the festival.
paul potter October 23, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I love the San Diego Asian Film Festival...Have gone for several years! Exciting in that it showcases some of the best that Asian countries offers, but also showcases the local American talent of Asian decent...some even attend the festival. Whether I win or not, I'll be sure to attend a few movies and maybe an event...
Frank Howley October 23, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I'm dying to go to the San Diego Asian Film Festival because there's a ton of excellent films playing, including the American debut of Sion Sono's Land of Hope, which is my most anticipated film of the year.
Albert Chan October 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
To support Asian films, Gangnam Style lol!
Elizabeth Schmelzenbach October 23, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I would like to win tickets because my sons are Korean and I love to watch Korean films with my friends and family.
Mindy Lee October 24, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Hi! As a former Intern for the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, I've always enjoyed watching the films on my time off or during my breaks. However, this will be my first year that I will not be working the festival because I've graduated and moved back home. As a recent graduate without a job, I've been trying my hardest to at least make it to one weekend of this year's festival but because of financial issues, it does not seem possible for me. Winning these tickets would mean the world to me because it will give me the chance to drive down to San Diego to watch any film of my choice, visit my fellow SDAFFers, and embrace my Asian American heritage. Being a member in the audience is also a big deal to me because it shows that I am a supporter of Asian Films. I am SO proud to see my people up on the big screen and the best thing to do is go and watch and support! And of course, I don't want to miss out this festival under the new name, PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT! WOOHOO!
sean alonsagay October 24, 2012 at 06:37 AM
I want to go and see all the awesome movies I can!
S Chung October 24, 2012 at 06:57 AM
I've enjoyed attending SDAFF the last couple years and have seen some fantastic films I wouldn't have known about otherwise. Excited about this year's lineup as well!
Robert Bryan G Arevalo October 24, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I'am in aspiring filmaker and actor that wants to get into the bussiness and been to my first Asian Film festival last year was the best experience. I felt that the movies made me just love movies and my asian heritage and to be proud of it and to own it. I found that the movies made want to pursue a dream into reality. Besides this I really want to see a lot of movies such as Ace Attourney and the Don't stop beliving movie. And with these tickets I will be like a kid and in candy store, please can i get those tickets.
Jon Fickley October 25, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I would like to attend this festival and win tickets so I can take people who have never been to an Asian film festival and broaden their scope with the films they would not have paid for to see and show them its actually worthy to go to the smaller films than the big budget films.
Angie Kong October 25, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Would love to win the tickets to the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It's a great festival with amazing people and films! There should be more of these films show at our regular theaters.
Lillian Sarangay October 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Great festival with always many good films to watch. Been going several years now, really enjoy it.
Lawrence Jiang October 26, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I want to go to the San Diego Asian Film Festival because I have never been before. I am of Chinese descent and I will be entering college next year. This year is the only chance I have in going to the festival. I have been a passionate fan of Asian cinema since I started watching Jackie Chan's pre-Hollywood movies when I was in middle school. Asian movies, whether they are made with large budgets and elaborate special effects or with little money or government approval, make me proud of my heritage and I hope to watch some of the wide variety of pictures made by Asians and/or about Asians at the festival.
Lawrence Jiang October 26, 2012 at 05:07 AM
I want to go to the San Diego Asian Film Festival because I have never been before and this year is the only chance I have in going to the festival. I am of Chinese descent and I will be entering college next year. I have been a passionate fan of Asian cinema since I started watching Jackie Chan's pre-Hollywood movies when I was in middle school. Asian movies, whether they are made with large budgets and elaborate special effects or with little money or government approval, make me proud of my heritage and I hope to watch some of the wide variety of pictures made by Asians and/or about Asians at the festival.
Hoa Quách October 26, 2012 at 04:30 PM
...and the winner is (drum roll please)... Sunny Chung! Congratulations! Thanks everyone for playing!
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