WINNER: Documentary Feature Competition, CAAMFest, March 2015
Jury Statement: The documentary film, “9-Man,” shatters what America thinks about the Asian American male identity by putting authentic, likeable characters in focus as they seek a sense of place and victory within the game of 9-man. The story is bright and active, weaving hyperlocal histories of these American Chinatowns, spiking the arc with issues that are both nuanced and complex, inviting you to invest in its outcomes through the end of the film and beyond. The jury is pleased to announce 9‑Man as the winner of the Documentary Competition for CAAMFest 2015.
WINNER: Directors' Choice Award, Seattle Asian American Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award, Boston Asian American Film Festival
WINNER: Grand Jury Award, Austin Asian American Film Festival
WINNER: Special Jury Prize: Best Director, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival