2011 Fantasia International Film Festival

Celebrating its 15th year, the Fantasia International Film Festival is the largest and most influential genre film festivals in North America. “With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.” Running July 14 through August 7, 2011, Fantasia International Film Festival features over 120 films and several hundred shorts from around the world. Link Fantasia International Film Festival July

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Korea Design Heritage Exhibition

Iconic industrial designs of Korea from the 1960s to 1980s are now on exhibit at the Korea Society Gallery in New York. Organized by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF), The Korea Design Heritage Exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on items associated with Korea’s economic modernization era. The exhibition features Korean nostalgic products and designs such as Korea’s first domestically manufactured radio (Goldstar A-501), Korea’s first black-and-white television (VD-19), Flower patterned kitchen appliances of the 1970s, and Korean alphabet

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International Lao New Year Festival 2011

Pii May or Lao New Year is considered the most important and largest traditional festival in the country. The festival coincides with the end of the dry season and the beginning of the monsoon season – seen as a day of rebirth and purification. The upcoming third annual International Lao New Year Festival held in San Francisco is one of the largest Southeast Asian American cultural festivals in the country. Presented by the Center for Lao Studies, Laotian American National Alliance, and the Lao Heritage

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