Genre

Experimental

16

Film

16

Directed by Kristal Chan
After a bad breakup, a young woman transports herself to a time before broken hearts and when first…

A DAY BEFORE I DIE

Film

A DAY BEFORE I DIE

Directed by David Osako
A day’s reflections on the ineffable experiences of life and dying, expressed through the Japanese American director’s memories…

ASIAN IN AMERICA

Film

ASIAN IN AMERICA

Directed by Jenny Dorsey
INSTALLATION/MOBILE VR | A symbolic exhibition and dining experience that explores the Asian American identity through food &…

AYESHA

Film

AYESHA

Directed by Yanyu Dong
An imaginary biography of Yanyu Dong's mother who, in her youth, dreamed of being a Bollywood dancer.

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…

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…

GEOMETRY

Film

GEOMETRY

Directed by Simo Liu
GEOMETRY combines graphic shapes with music to show a ball's journey.

GLISSANDO

Film

GLISSANDO

Directed by Min Shi
The remnants of loss and war.

GONE

Film

GONE

Directed by Robert Shoji
GONE examines the transformation of Little Tokyo and challenges us to fight and save our community’s history and…

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.

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…
Documentary Feature Competition

JOURNEY TO IFUGAO

Film

JOURNEY TO IFUGAO

Directed by Nicanor Evangelista Jr.
Five Filipino artists and healers, living in LA, go back to their motherland uncovering their indigenous traditions and…

LITTLE BIRD

Film

LITTLE BIRD

Directed by Sun Yeo
A short animation about Mila's dream. Through whimsical poetry and music, the little bird takes her on a…

LUMPIA CAMPESINA

Film

LUMPIA CAMPESINA

Directed by Robert Karimi
An Iranian-Guatemalan cook traces his love for lumpia by taking us to a his past where he transforms…

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.

MY MOON

Film

MY MOON

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

NO DATA PLAN

Film

NO DATA PLAN

Directed by Miko Revereza
An experimental travelogue capturing the boredom, precarity and fantasies of an undocumented immigrant crossing America by train.

“No Fun” by Eyedress

Film

“No Fun” by Eyedress

Directed by Julius Valledor
Eyedress burns his face off and skates around Manila.

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…

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

Film

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

Directed by Jaime San Juan
A visual representation of the differences between two identical twins.

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.

SOUR DEATH BALLS

Film

SOUR DEATH BALLS

Directed by Jessica Yu
In SOUR DEATH BALLS, a group of kids and adults attempt to eat the world's sourest candy.

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.

“Tonight!” by Ruru

Film

“Tonight!” by Ruru

Directed by Robin Estargo
Ruru navigates the lonesome Filipino commute, as she dances and latches onto a transforming bedroom that manifests Philippine…

TRAILS

Film

TRAILS

Directed by Chris Nguyen
A personal and non-linear portrait of Orange County’s Little Saigon exploring a history of war & displacement –…

TUNDRA

Film

TUNDRA

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

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

Film

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

Directed by Sun Yeo
A bedtime story about the journey of little kids into the world of dreams and whimsy.

“Upset” by Teenage Granny

Film

“Upset” by Teenage Granny

Directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar
A boy and his younger brother search for an ocean in the city.

WAYWARD EMULSIONS

Film

WAYWARD EMULSIONS

Directed by Tina Takemoto
Queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm…