Genre

Drama

A MILLION YEARS

Film

A MILLION YEARS

Directed by Danech San
A young woman recounts stories of her past experiences, finding enchantment in the flows of the river and…
Special Presentations

ACTRESS WANTED

Film

ACTRESS WANTED

Directed by Minh Duc Nguyen
A lonely janitor hires a struggling actress to reenact ten favorite memories of his dead wife.

ANDROMEDA

Film

ANDROMEDA

Directed by Emily Limyun Dean
Through her love for a child, an Andromeda android becomes alive.

CARE LESS

Film

CARE LESS

Directed by Tuan Quoc Le
When Wyatt's girlfriend Rainey awakes up from a year-long catatonic state, he discovers that their relationship may not…

CHILDREN OF THE SOIL

Film

CHILDREN OF THE SOIL

Directed by Judhajit Bagchi, Ranadeep Bhattacharyya
Sculptures made of soil collected from the barren fields of farmers who have committed suicide, are used to…
International Narrative Feature Competition

CITIES OF LAST THINGS

Film

CITIES OF LAST THINGS

Directed by Wi Ding Ho
Cities of Last Things pinpoints three extraordinary nights in the life of a common man, as told with…

COLOR-BLIND

Film

COLOR-BLIND

Directed by Sarah H. Cho
Dahlia lies to everyone - her husband, her lover, herself; but, the most dangerous lie she’s telling may…
Narrative Feature Competition

COME AS YOU ARE

Film

COME AS YOU ARE

Directed by Richard Wong
Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people…

CURD

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CURD

Directed by Varun Chounal
Ignored by her busy son, a lonely Indian mother in the US steps out of her comfort zone…

DAISY

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DAISY

Directed by Yu Yu
Daisy is a young girl who is being cared for by Ben, a robot caretaker, during wartime. After…

DAY BY DAY

Film

DAY BY DAY

Directed by Eleanor Cho
DAY BY DAY explores the changing relationship within a Korean marriage when the wife is diagnosed with Stage…

DIFFICULT PEOPLE

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DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Directed by Sohil Vaidya
A stubborn father and son must learn to deal with each other after Mother's death.

DIVE BAR

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DIVE BAR

Directed by Dorothy Xiao
A grieving woman coping with her husband's death and a strained relationship with her daughter receives a special…

DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪ

Film

DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪ

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
A janitor, frustrated with cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists, reflects on a memory that stirs…

ENGAGED

Film

ENGAGED

Directed by David Scala
Darren wants to propose to his boyfriend, but one thing after the next keeps preventing him.

GENTLEMAN SPA

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GENTLEMAN SPA

Directed by Yu Jhi-han
Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa.

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Film

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Directed by Monica Cho
A Korean mother grapples with her identity and desires in life as she comes to terms with her…

GRADUATION

Film

GRADUATION

Directed by Mahya Shakibnia-Shirazi
Mina is looking forward to her high school graduation — and especially to seeing her sister from Tehran…

HAE HAWAIʻI

Film

HAE HAWAIʻI

Directed by Ty Sanga
In the aftermath of Hawaiʻi's illegal overthrow, a secret group enlists a young thief to steal the Hawaiian…

HALWA

Film

HALWA

Directed by Gayatri Bajpai, Nirav Bhakta
An immigrant Indian woman decides to rekindle her relationship with her childhood companion through Facebook messages, until her…

HANDS IN THE AIR

Film

HANDS IN THE AIR

Directed by Reginald Espiritu
An African-American teenager must sneak out of his girlfriend's house without getting caught by her cop-father.
Narrative Feature Competition

HAPPY CLEANERS

Film

HAPPY CLEANERS

Directed by Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee
When the Choi family loses their dry cleaning business, they have to learn how to survive the crisis…
International Narrative Feature Competition

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

Film

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

Directed by Bora Kim
Seoul, 1994 -- In the year of the Seongsu bridge collapse, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city searching for…

I’LL BE A STAR

Film

I’LL BE A STAR

Directed by Sultankazy Pirzhan uulu
Azat spends quality time with his family since being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Narrative Feature Competition

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

Film

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

Directed by Ximan Li
Three strangers accidentally discover the solution to their problems may lie in a single pregnancy test.

IN FULL BLOOM

Film

IN FULL BLOOM

Directed by Maegan Houang
An older Vietnamese hoarder has her life upended when worms open a black hole in her house and…
Special Presentations

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

Film

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

Directed by Bishrel Mashbat
With time running out and desperate for cash, two Mongolian immigrants turn to crime as their only solution.

JUST FOR YOU

Film

JUST FOR YOU

Directed by Carol Shubin
A young man questions his life's journey searching for answers to happiness. A total stranger changes his life's…

LAST TAXI DANCE

Film

LAST TAXI DANCE

Directed by Brayden Yoder
In 1940s Honolulu, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of…
International Narrative Feature Competition

LONG TIME NO SEA

Film

LONG TIME NO SEA

Directed by Heather Tsui
FREE PROGRAM | A pair of new shoes, a cross-sea competition, and a tribesman of oceans interweave a…

LUCY IN THE SKY

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LUCY IN THE SKY

Directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
LUCY IN THE SKY follows 14-year-old Lucy on the autism spectrum as she starts mainstream high school, and…

MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY

Film

MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY

Directed by Andrew Stephen Lee
An estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress the patriarch of the family.

MASKS

Film

MASKS

Directed by Mahaliyah Ayla O
A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family when she is targeted in a mass shooting…

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Film

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Directed by Eugene Suen
An ex-seminarian and now-struggling filmmaker begins to panic after his wife tells him that God is calling her…

MAUKA TO MAKAI

Film

MAUKA TO MAKAI

Directed by Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
Set in Kāneʻohe on the island of Oahu, two cousins grapple with their own internal struggles while trying…

MEN HELPING WOMEN

Film

MEN HELPING WOMEN

Directed by Isue Shin
An conversation on gender politics through the way objects open and break, voiced by you and me.

MERRY-GO-ROUND

Film

MERRY-GO-ROUND

Directed by Ray Wu
A despondent security guard of an aging amusement park must grasp the last redemption as he reunites with…

MOONWALK WITH ME

Film

MOONWALK WITH ME

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
A Korean American girl named Juno is haunted by her drifting father's disappearances.

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Film

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Directed by Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo
A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared…

MY MOON

Film

MY MOON

Directed by Eusong Lee
A relationship between three celestial bodies; a romance between Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Narrative Feature Competition

NORMAL.

Film

NORMAL.

Directed by Mragendra Singh
After having their first child, an interracial couple struggles to hold onto their marriage while dealing with temptations…

NOWHERE

Film

NOWHERE

Directed by HyeonJeong Cho
While attending a social event at a bar, John tries to fit in by changing his personality to…

PASSENGER

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PASSENGER

Directed by Xin Li
A woman recounts the last moment of a crumbling relationship in the form of a journal entry.

PINEAPPLE

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PINEAPPLE

Directed by Jane Chow
At an international school in Hong Kong, a teenager attempts to prove herself a local, rejecting her so-called…
Narrative Feature Competition

PLUS ONE

Film

PLUS ONE

Directed by Andrew Rhymer, Jeff Chan
To survive a summer of weddings, single friends Ben and Alice agree to be each other’s plus one…

PORRIDGE

Film

PORRIDGE

Directed by Leatrice Ching
Eric’s family dinners are just like any other. They come with its fair share of drama, discomfort, and…

RANI

Film

RANI

Directed by Hammad Rizvi
A Pakistani transgender woman sets out to take care of an abandoned child.

SCENES FROM A REAL MARRIAGE

Film

SCENES FROM A REAL MARRIAGE

Directed by Michelle Krusiec
This digital short series follows bi-racial couple Marissa and Mark, a married couple with young children struggling with…

SECRET LIVES OF ASIANS AT NIGHT

Film

SECRET LIVES OF ASIANS AT NIGHT

Directed by Keff
A half-real, half-imaginary romp through a rich, stylized whirlwind world of Asian nightlife in America.
International Narrative Feature Competition

SONG LANG

Film

SONG LANG

Directed by Leon Le
An unlikely bond forms between an underground debt collector and a cai luong "Vietnamese opera" performer against the…

SPEAK EASY, B

Film

SPEAK EASY, B

Directed by Becca Park, Jun Shimizu
In therapy, B breaks through cultural conditioning, past loves, and psychological defenses to arrive at True Self.

SPINSTERHOOD

Film

SPINSTERHOOD

Directed by Jhanvi Motla
Sara Chatterjee is forced to come out when her girlfriend Spencer discovers she secretly goes on dates with…
Special Presentations

STAYCATION

Film

STAYCATION

Directed by Tanuj Chopra
A modern millennial codependent couple in Downtown Los Angeles have their relationship thrown for a loop when he…

SWIMMING

Film

SWIMMING

Directed by Anna Chi
Struggling with her sexual identity, Michelle, a Chinese American teenager girl, cuts herself while her Chinese-born immigrant mother,…

THE BAY

Film

THE BAY

Directed by Neil Tinkham
As his new life starts to fall apart, an isolated man must reconnect with his past in order…
International Narrative Feature Competition

ANJING (THE DOGS)

Film

ANJING (THE DOGS)

Directed by Dean Yamada
In a country of haves and have nots, the fates of two dogs from opposite ends of society…

THE KIDS TABLE

Film

THE KIDS TABLE

Directed by Adina Luo
A group of Chinese-American family friends, forever relegated to the kids table, confront eachother on approaches to Asian…

THE LITTLE THINGS

Film

THE LITTLE THINGS

Directed by Barbara Kagawa Shore
A day meant for cleaning the garage takes an unexpected turn when an old, forgotten box is discovered.…

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Film

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Directed by Mragendra Singh
On the night before her wedding, Shae, a deaf Indian-American bride, pays a visit to her ex, Nikki,…

THE PATIENTS

Film

THE PATIENTS

Directed by Tess Paras
How do you explain #MeToo to your immigrant parents?

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

Film

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
A father and son reunite around the family 'imu of their Wai'anae farm.

THE SUNFLOWER CHILD

Film

THE SUNFLOWER CHILD

Directed by RJ Siu
A young pregnant Chinese-American woman struggles with her decision to keep the baby in the face of disapproval…
Special Presentations

THE UGLY MODEL

Film

THE UGLY MODEL

Directed by Doris Yeung
THE UGLY MODEL examines the paradox of a handsome male model who feels ashamed, ugly, and emasculated in…

THE VISIT

Film

THE VISIT

Directed by Roxy Shih
A pregnant woman and her husband visit her lonely, aging grandmother in the rural mountains of Taiwan only…

TIDES

Film

TIDES

Directed by Masami Kawai
TIDES is a glimpse into a family’s attempt to repair their estrangement with an outing to the beach.

TUNDRA

Film

TUNDRA

Directed by Carol Nguyen
A mother dreams and hallucinates about her daughter, trying to cope with her loss.
International Narrative Feature Competition

VAI

Film

VAI

Directed by ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, Nicole Whippy
A film about female empowerment telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the…

WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORY

Film

WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORY

Directed by Angelo Manese, Justin Ocampo
The final battles of WWII were waged on Saipan and Tinian. 933 indigenous civilians did not survive. This…

ZERO ONE

Film

ZERO ONE

Directed by Nick Neon
When Jimmy Park visits home for the first time in years, he's forced to make peace with the…

ZOETIC

Film

ZOETIC

Directed by Julie Zhan, Wesley Chan
A coming of age story about a single, 60-year-old Chinese immigrant mother navigating the world of online dating.

ANGELS LANDING

Film

ANGELS LANDING

Directed by David R. Liu
Two estranged brothers visit their childhood spot in downtown Los Angeles in an attempt to reconcile.
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

YELLOW ROSE

Film

YELLOW ROSE

Directed by Diane Paragas
OPENING NIGHT FILM | Rose, an undocumented Filipino teenager, dreams of one day leaving her small town in…
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

GO BACK TO CHINA

Film

GO BACK TO CHINA

Directed by Emily Ting
CENTERPIECE FILM | After blowing through her trust fund, rich girl Sasha is forced by her father to…
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

MS. PURPLE

Film

MS. PURPLE

Directed by Justin Chon
CENTERPIECE FILM | Kasie, a girl who works as a hostess at a local karaoke bar, reconnects with…
Gala Presentations, Narrative Feature Competition

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Film

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Directed by Andrea A. Walter
CLOSING NIGHT FILM | Two people find themselves back in the Philippines, brought together by their loneliness and…