(Los Angeles, CA) - 3AD, Gold House, and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), in partnership with several major Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and multicultural partners, today announced the official AAPI House at the Sundance Film Festival. Under the unifying banner of the Sunrise Collective, these three organizations will host three days of interactive programming during opening weekend, January 20 to 22, 2023, at Riverhorse on Main Street.
The Sunrise Collective will convene notable AAPI and multicultural creative and business leaders in conversations and panels around the current and future state of AAPIs and AAPI representation in front of and behind the camera. The weekend will feature appearances by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Apoorva Guru Charan, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Randall Park, and Saim Sadiq, and creative collaborations with James Jean (artist), and Joe Hahn (from the band Linkin Park), with more to be announced.
In addition, the Sunrise Collective will host evening tentpole events including intimate dinners provided by Michelin-starred COTE Korean Steakhouse and proprietor Simon Kim and Chinese Peruvian fine-casual restaurant, Chifa 國偉. The Sunrise House will also host a Lunar New Year bash to ring in the new year.
Earlier this year, the Sundance Institute and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) launched the “Sundance Institute | The Asian American Foundation Fellowship and Collab Scholarship” to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander storytellers with creative and tactical support to develop their skills and bring their projects to life. The Fellowship and the Scholarship aim to improve AAPI representation in the film, theater, and television industries long-term by cultivating AAPI artists and elevating their stories.
For more information, visit sunrisecollective.us.
It has been said that most great stories have already been told. Though that may be true, 3AD believes that there are many new voices that have yet to tell them.
We at 3AD are committed to celebrating those voices by creating content in all media and genres featuring those who have been traditionally underrepresented. We believe in a diverse, inclusive world whose stories deserve to be told in a way that is thought-provoking, challenging, and above all, entertaining.
ABOUT GOLD HOUSE
Gold House is the leading changemaker organization and platform for Asian and Pacific Islanders (API). Gold House powers cultural change by uniting, investing in, and elevating API creators and companies through a suite of innovative programs and platforms, including: membership systems and community movements to fortify relationships among APIs and with other marginalized communities (#StopAsianHate); investments in the next generation of top API founders, creatives, and social impact leaders (Gold House Futures, Gold House Ventures); and promotion of affirming API narratives and success (Gold Story Consultation, Gold Open, Gold List, A100 List). To learn more, visit www.goldhouse.org or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
ABOUT THE ASIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION (TAAF)
The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is a convener, incubator, and funder committed to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for AAPI communities. TAAF supports advocates and organizations committed to AAPI causes so that together we can more effectively take action against hate and violence, and build the infrastructure needed to improve AAPI advocacy, power, and representation across American society. We were founded to solve for the longstanding lack of investment and resources provided to AAPI communities and we strive to be a catalyzing force for creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for the 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org.
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