Genre

Human Rights

Documentary Feature Competition

A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Film

A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Directed by Yu Gu
Football and feminism collide in this documentary that follows former NFL cheerleaders battling the league to end wage…
Special Presentations

AN AMERICAN STORY: NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY

Film

AN AMERICAN STORY: NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY

Directed by Dianne Fukami
An inspirational story of Norman Mineta's life beginning as a son of immigrants and imprisonment during WWII to…

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 Documentary Feature Competition

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Film

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Directed by Kavich Neang
When Phnom Penh’s landmark White Building, home to 493 families, faces demolition, director Kavich Neang records his family…

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Film

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Directed by Matt Kay
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change…

RANI

Film

RANI

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

SEADRIFT

Film

SEADRIFT

Directed by Tim Tsai
A fatal shooting in a small Texas fishing village ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along…

SISTER

Film

SISTER

Directed by Siqi Song
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China…

TO LIVE AND DIE IN MANILA

Film

TO LIVE AND DIE IN MANILA

Directed by Angela Stephenson
Manila's underground music scene is unearthed to reveal what motivates local artists and how they navigate an oppressive…

“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.
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…
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…