Genre

Spiritual

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…
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…

ANDROMEDA

Film

ANDROMEDA

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

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…
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…

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…
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…