The Commitment to Screen at 2013 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon7 Fluid Oz. Productions has been invited to screen its award-winning short film, The Commitment, at this year’s DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. The Commitment, written and directed by Albert M. Chan, is the story of an interracial gay couple’s attempt to adopt a baby.

DisOrient hasn’t released its schedule, but the festival will run from April 27-29 in Eugene, OR.

This screening will be the ninth festival selection for The Commitment, which also won Best Short at the Desperado LGBT Film Festival and Best Supporting Actress in a Short (Kerri Patterson) at the Asians on Film Festival (Summer).

About the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon1

Chinese American Benevolent AssociationFounded in 2006, DisOrient was created to dispel stereotypes about Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, placing social justice at the center of its juried programs.

The festival is run by the Chinese American Benevolent Association, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural arts. The CABA also runs the Chinese Lion Dance Troupe (comprised of middle-school, high-school, and college students) and provides scholarships to local Asian-American youth, as well as aspiring filmmakers.

To learn more about the CABA, please visit their official website.

To learn more about DisOrient, please visit their official website or Facebook group.

To learn more about The Commitment, please visit the short film’s official website or Facebook page.

1. "About." DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, n.d., (accessed February 25, 2013).

About Aaron Howland

Aaron Howland is a founding partner of 7 Fluid Oz. Productions. His work as a producer, director, and editor has been selected for screenings and awards by over thirty-five film festivals across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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