YTF Concert Contest
Author: Gina Kim
Posted: March 6th, 2012
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I don’t know if you all are ready for this one!

KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine present the YTF Concert Giveaway! We are offering an exciting Grand Prize VIP Ticket Package to any one of YTF’s six upcoming Spring 2012 shows!

What’s YTF, you say? YTF is the new media celebrity group made up of a talented group of the biggest YouTube stars today, such as Ryan Higa (“NigaHiga”), Kevin Wu (“KevJumba”), Victor King (from Quest Crew), Chester See, JR Aquino, Dominic Sandoval (“D-Trix”), and Andrew Garcia. Continue Reading »

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Author: Gina Kim
Posted: February 23rd, 2012
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It’s that time of year again! The 30th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), the largest of its kind, celebrates the past, present, and future, honoring pioneers in Asian and Asian American media-making, but also new directions in digital and interactive media, sound and youth culture, culinary arts and gaming. Continue Reading »

College Voter Challenge
Author: Gina Kim
Posted: February 14th, 2012
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Calling all Korean American or Asian American Pacific Islander college student groups in Southern California who need a little extra cash!

The Korean Resource Center would like to invite you to participate in the first-ever College Voter Challenge. The College Voter Challenge is a competition for Korean American or Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) student groups in Southern California to participate in a three-week voter registration competition in April. Whichever group registers the greatest number of voters will win $1000 for their student group!

KRC believes that Korean American college students are facing critical challenges (tuition hikes, reduced course offerings, scholarship cuts, weak economy, and barriers to higher education for undocumented students), but that through voting and registering friends, classmates, family, & community members to vote, young people can promote change.

If your student organization is interested in participating in the College Voter Challenge, please contact Dayne Lee at dayne@krcla.org or (909) 525-8565 or go to krcla.org/en/challenge, where you can download the registration form. This competition is open to the first eight student groups to register and the deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 29, so sign up soon! A thousand dollars never hurt anyone!

Korean Resource Center (KRC) in Los Angeles was founded in 1983 to empower the Korean American community through a holistic model that combines education and social services with effective community organizing and policy advocacy. The Korean Resource Center provides services for over 11,000 community members in Southern California annually.

Monday Giveaway: Hinge for iPad
Author: Gina Kim
Posted: January 30th, 2012
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Just a hinge, two arms, and a magnetic clasp and you’ve got yourself a Hinge for iPad, compatible with first and second-generation iPads and Smart Cover.

Simple in design, compact, and environmentally friendly.

Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, Hinge for iPad holds your iPad at the perfect angle, from a comfortable typing position on your lap to any upright position on your table for watching movies or a FaceTime conversation. They don’t scratch up your iPad and can be used for both portrait and landscape. How versatile! Continue Reading »

KA Comes Out to His Parents Through Film Now Playing at Sundance
Author: Gina Kim
Posted: January 24th, 2012
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by Gina Kim

When Andrew Ahn decided to make a film about a gay Korean American living in Los Angeles, he had only two audience members in mind: his mom and dad. And just one message for them: “I’m gay.”

The 25-year-old had wanted to tell his parents that for some time, but couldn’t bring himself to do it. Instead, he hoped his short film, Dol (First Birthday), would speak for him. Dol, which started out as his thesis work for an MFA in film directing at California Institute of the Arts, would later be accepted into this year’s Sundance Film Festival for the Short Narrative Fiction Competition.

What was intended to be an intimate story is now screening at the largest film festival in the country.

“It’s such a small, personal film that it almost feels kind of strange that it’s big and public now,” Ahn tells KoreAm.

Read more about Ahn’s journey in making his film and coming out to his parents in the upcoming February issue of KoreAm. To check out Dol at Sundance, in progress now in Park City, Utah, click here for festival information and details on screening times.

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