Volunteer Turned Executive Director.

A nationwide search for a new executive director guided Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), presenter of the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), a little closer to home than they thought. In September, Pac Arts welcomed past volunteer and board member Kent Lee into the executive director role taking over for Pac Arts Founder Lee Ann Kim. Prior to Pac Arts, Kent served as the Director of Development and Marketing for the Boy Scouts of America, San Diego-Imperial Council.

“As a Pac Arts volunteer in 2010, I would never have expected the incredible privilege to step into this leadership role within the organization six years later,” Lee said to Giving Back Magazine. “Year after year I’ve been continually moved by the unique way Pac Arts’ mission inspires a movement of compassion in the San Diego community.”

Kent and the Pac Arts team are looking forward to a wonderful 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival this November 3 – 12. As the largest exhibition of Asian cinema on the West Coast, SDAFF is proud to showcase more than 140 films from 15 countries in 18 languages across six venues in San Diego County. These hand selected films will hold viewers’ feet to the fire with themes of injustice interwoven with immigration, family, art, sexuality and the music industry.