Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) was founded in 2005 by EDI Media Inc. (USA). It is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of world’s largest film markets. Every year in November, which coincides with the American Film Market (AFM), CAFF hosts its Opening Ceremony and Golden Angel Award in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Hundreds of top box office films from China-US participate in CAFF, of which the Top 10 are selected and awarded with the Golden Angel, named after the city of Los Angeles.
CAFF is the only Chinese American cultural event in the United States that is officially recognized by both the U.S. and Chinese governments. In 2014, it became the only China-US film festival recorded in the 5th Round of China-US High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and Cultural Activities as national event. CAFF is also the only China-US film cultural events formally written in the U.S. Congress report, as part of U.S. History.
During the month of November, CAFF showcases 700+ full feature films in 20+ screening locations in Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities, with 2,300+ total number of screening. CAFF main activities include the Opening Ceremony & Golden Angel Award Ceremony, China-US Co-production Film Summit, CAFF Film Signing Ceremony, CAFF Theater Launch Event, CAFF Meet the Star Conference, CAFF Recap and Exhibition, CAFF Charity Concert, CAFF screening in Colleges, Theaters, and other community centers.