Friday's selection: a film fest with a focus on indigenous peoples in the US, a tech forum in Tokyo, and more.
American Indian Film Festival
The 34th annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco is scheduled during National American Indian/Native Alaskan Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture of the "First Peoples" in America. Screenings of 80 new features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and public service announcements created by US American Indian and Canada First Nation communities culminate in an awards night at the Palace of Fine Arts. The American Indian Film Institute also shows films from the Tribal Youth Touring Program.
The second edition of TechCrunch's Tokyo-camp will see 21 Japanese-based start-ups showcasing their business plans, web services, apps, tools and products to an audience of bloggers, technology journalists, magazine editors and interested members of the industry. The event is co-organized with a Japanese group called Design IT!,LLC who run the Japanese-based version of TechCrunch and a community that falls under the header of one of Japan's largest business publications, Nikkei Digital Core.
For its 16th edition SOFA CHICAGO 2009, the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair will present work from 68 top international galleries and dealers from 10 countries. The Chicago fair will also feature 5 special exhibits as well as 33 lecture series presentations.