Genre

International

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…
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…

CURD

Film

CURD

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

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…

FINDING MAURITIUS

Film

FINDING MAURITIUS

Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia
Sandra discovers a part of her identity through an exploration of her family’s history on a small island…
International Documentary Feature Competition

FOR SAMA

Film

FOR SAMA

Directed by Edward Watts, Waad al-Kateab
FOR SAMA is a feature documentary that tells the astonishing story of a 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker,…

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…

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…
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…
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 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…
Special Presentations

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Film

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Directed by Valerie Soe
LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN looks at the Taiwan Love Boat, where young Taiwanese Americans get closer to their history,…

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…
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…
Documentary Feature Competition

ORIGIN STORY

Film

ORIGIN STORY

Directed by Kulap Vilaysack
Twenty years after learning about her biological father, Kulap Vilaysack finally asks the questions that will lead her…
International Documentary Feature Competition

OUR TIME MACHINE

Film

OUR TIME MACHINE

Directed by S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun
Shaken by news of his father’s dementia, Chinese artist Maleonn sets off to build a time machine.

RANI

Film

RANI

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

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.

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

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…

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.