So Good Asian Film and Food Festival to make debut in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The So Good Asian Film and Food Festival will make it's debut in Phoenix next month, putting a spotlight on local restaurants and filmmakers.

It's called the So Good Asian Film and Food Festival for a reason, focusing on so good films and so good food.

"Featuring Mahalo Made, we have twisted munchies coming, Genbu Bubble Waffles, Hong Kong style waffles topped with ice cream," said Cindy Louie, festival organizer.

Organizer Cindy Louie also touched on the box office success of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' but she says there's more work to be done.

One of the main featured films, Mahal, a short film directed by Filipino-American actor Jay Espano, tells the story of a retired musician's journey with his Asian wife, diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

The film festival will feature six short films not only with Asian-Americans actors, but also directors and writers.

"Be more aware of okay, there is a big Asian community out there, Asian directors, Asian actors out there who are willing to work," says film director Aniwat Pluemjit.

The Asian Chamber of Commerce will be awarding one winner at the So Good Fest with $1,000 as a prize.

If you're interested, the film festival will take place at Vintage 45 in Downtown Phoenix on November 3.