Local Chefs Showcase Asian American Cuisine To Kick Off San Diego Asian Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary On October 10

September 28, 2019

Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the San Diego Asian Film Festival returns this month for its 20th year and will kick off with Chew The Scene, a film and food event with food and drink samples from 20 San Diego chefs, restaurateurs and bartenders at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Thursday, October 10.

At Chew The Scene film buffs, festival goers and foodies will enjoy unlimited tastings from local restaurants, as well as get the chance to sip on specialty cocktails and have a first-look at the film lineup of this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival before it is released to the general public. Participating vendors serving samples at this year's event include Arterra, Camellia Rd, Common Theory, Courageous Kitchen, Crab Hut, Filipino Desserts Plus, Galaxy Taco, Gaya Gaya, Hunter’s Home Kitchen, Leaf It B, Malahat Spirits, Mein St., Mostra Coffee, Realm of the 52 Remedies, Sandwich Emporium, SNOICE, Stella Artois, Tito Boy Project, Underbelly, Well Fed, Woomiok, and Zen Modern Bistro

"Chew the Scene distinctively showcases our talented community of chefs and restaurants who share their stories and experiences through food," said Pacific Arts Movement's Executive Director Kent Lee. "This is a perfect way to launch the San Diego Asian Film Festival, as we prepare to gather communities in support of Asian and Asian American stories shared around the world."

Founded by Pacific Arts Movement, the San Diego Asian Film Festival is the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast. The 20th SDAFF is scheduled for November 7-16, 2019. In addition to the Film Festival, Pac Arts also presents the The Spring Showcase each April, to further bring awareness to, and educate the public about, Pan Asian cinema and media issues.

Tickets to Chew The Scene are available online for $60 for general admission and $80 for VIP, which includes early entry at 5:30pm, an intimate specialty cocktail showcase from renowned local bartenders and unlimited specialty cocktails.