Awards

The Film Festival confers a complement of awards for feature-length and short films. Awards are announced at a ceremony prior to Festival Closing Night; Audience Awards, determined by ballot, are announced shortly thereafter.

Awards include:

Festival Golden Reel Award – Excellence in Short Film (Narrative/Animation)

  • Presented to a narrative or animated short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

Festival Golden Reel Award – Excellence in Short Film (Documentary)

  • Presented to a documentary short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

 Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award

  • Presented to a short film that demonstrates an innovative and creative use of cinematic language.

Grand Jury Awards – Feature-Length Film (Narrative, Documentary, International Narrative, International Documentary)

  • Presented to select feature-length Asian Pacific American narrative and documentary, and Asian Pacific international narrative and documentary films.

Festival Audience Awards – Feature-Length Film (Narrative and Documentary)

  • Presented to an audience favorite feature-length film, as chosen by audience ballot.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards. Recipient(s) of the Film Festival’s Golden Reel Award for Narrative Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live-Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®.