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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.

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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