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16

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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…
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…

“Acheron” by Moki McFly

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“Acheron” by Moki McFly

Directed by Gym Lumbera
Music video for "Acheron" by Moki McFly
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.

ALL IN MY FAMILY

Film

ALL IN MY FAMILY

Directed by Hao Wu
A cross-cultural autobiographical story of how Chinese-born filmmaker Hao Wu introduces his modern LGBTQ family in the US…
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.

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Film

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Directed by Woody Fu
Sketches exploring the plight of the yellow man in a white-filtered world.

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 &…

“bbgirl” by BP Valenzuela ft. No Rome and August Wahh

Film

“bbgirl” by BP Valenzuela ft. No Rome and August Wahh

Directed by Rome Gomez
Music video for "bbgirl" by BP Valenzuela (ft. No Rome and August Wahh)

BRUSH: A FOX TALE

Film

BRUSH: A FOX TALE

Directed by Faustina Arriola, Willi Anton
A painting fox has a crush on his neighbor. When he tries to hide his feelings, his paintings…

BUDDHAHEAD BREAKFAST CLUB

Film

BUDDHAHEAD BREAKFAST CLUB

Directed by George Wada
The first wave of the third generation Japanese Americans (Sansei) linked by their shared past.

“Cards” by BP Valenzuela

Film

“Cards” by BP Valenzuela

Directed by Apa Agbayani
Music video for "Cards" by BP Valenzuela (feat. CRWN)

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…

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

Film

CURD

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

DAISY

Film

DAISY

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

DIVE BAR

Film

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…

DRAGON BOAT

Film

DRAGON BOAT

Directed by Kevin Shore
Meet Nathan Salazar, and discover the empowering world of Dragon Boat racing. See what can be accomplished when…
Documentary Feature Competition

EATING UP EASTER

Film

EATING UP EASTER

Directed by Sergio M. Rapu
Native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of his people as they face the consequences…

ENGAGED

Film

ENGAGED

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

FINDING BIG COUNTRY

Film

FINDING BIG COUNTRY

Directed by Kat Jayme
17 years after controversial Vancouver Grizzlies star Big Country leaves town, superfan Kat Jayme goes on a mission…

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…

FLO’S BUS

Film

FLO’S BUS

Directed by Dean Ishida
For 15+ years, 77-year-old Flo Matsuda has organized LA-to-Vegas buses for her friends and struggles with the decision…

FOR HERE OR TO GO

Film

FOR HERE OR TO GO

Directed by Ryan Nguyen
A Vietnamese family discusses running their restaurant to preserve their culture and how they cope with the passing…
International Documentary Feature Competition

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM

Film

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti, Vea Mafile'o
Driven by his deep faith in God and traditional culture, a flat-broke Tongan pensioner must navigate not only…

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Film

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Directed by Patrick Green
A tale of 2 street artists and 1 viral Harvey Weinstein statue that shook up the 90th Academy…

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE

Film

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE

Directed by Jun Stinson
A film about Oakland teens from undocumented families and the healing power of soccer.

“Galatians 5.4” by similarobjects

Film

“Galatians 5.4” by similarobjects

Directed by Dominic Bekaert
Music video for "GALATIANS 5.4" by similarobjects

GANJA MAMA

Film

GANJA MAMA

Directed by Mukesh Vidyasagar
When an Indian mother discovers her daughter's stash, she takes things into her own hands.

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.

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…

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…

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…
Special Presentations

GRASSROOTS RISING

Film

GRASSROOTS RISING

Directed by Robert Winn
FREE PROGRAM | This film examines the resurgence of community-based labor organizing and the role that APAs play…

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…

HALF-ASS

Film

HALF-ASS

Directed by Victor Wong Huey
The decade-old relationship of a world-weary couple who met and fell in love in China years before reaches…

HALO-HALO

Film

HALO-HALO

Directed by Bernard Badion
A 'journalist' is useless at work when his thoughts are inundated with a woman he thinks is the…

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…

HOME IS LITTLE TOKYO

Film

HOME IS LITTLE TOKYO

Directed by Steve Nagano
Artist Tony Osumi reveals how the Little Tokyo mural originated, the processes involved in its creation, and the…

“Honey (Where U At?)” by NVTHVN x ok2222

Film

“Honey (Where U At?)” by NVTHVN x ok2222

Directed by Juliet Bryant
Music video for "Honey (Where U at?)" by NVTHVN x ok2222

“Huemans” by dot.jaime

Film

“Huemans” by dot.jaime

Directed by Jaime San Juan
Music video for "Huemans" about artist Jecko Magallon featuring music by dot.jaime

HUNGER, COME TO ME!

Film

HUNGER, COME TO ME!

Directed by Mabel Ye
A music video about eating, comprised of a series of surreal loops

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Film

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Directed by Bridey Elliott
When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.
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.
Documentary Feature Competition

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
A visit to her artist mother's home in Texas prompts the filmmaker to explore the meaning of home…

JAPANESE AMERICAN LEGACY ON WHEELS

Film

JAPANESE AMERICAN LEGACY ON WHEELS

Directed by Mitchell Matsumura
The third generation Japanese American car subculture that sprouted in the '60s, blossomed into an international craze featured…
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…

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…

KARAOKE MAMAS

Film

KARAOKE MAMAS

Directed by Andrea Bang, Diana Bang
A divorced 62 year old Korean woman jumpstarts her new life by trying to win a TV at…

KEEPSAKE

Film

KEEPSAKE

Directed by Megan Siu Lau
A documentary following the racial stereotypes of three Asian-Europeans, and their individual struggles balancing Chinese tradition and European…

L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL

Film

L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL

Directed by Erin Li
A once-renowned Chinese painter is kicked out of her son’s home, prompting her to enroll in a controversial…

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…
Special Presentations

LEITIS IN WAITING

Film

LEITIS IN WAITING

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson
FREE PROGRAM | An intrepid group of native transgender women fight a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in…

LIGHTS UP: ASIAN AMERICAN THEATER AT UCLA

Film

LIGHTS UP: ASIAN AMERICAN THEATER AT UCLA

Directed by Arielle Frances Bagood
UCLA's Asian American theater company continues to tackle the question of identity and inclusion 23 years after its…

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…

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…
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,…

LOVE & LOSS

Film

LOVE & LOSS

Directed by Yiying Li
An exploration of the often unconventional intimate relationships of physically-impaired individuals.
Narrative Feature Competition

LUCKY GRANDMA

Film

LUCKY GRANDMA

Directed by Sasie Sealy
An ornery Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing on the wrong side of luck…and in…

LUCY IN THE SKY

Film

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…

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…

LUONG TAN

Film

LUONG TAN

Directed by Tracy Quan-Nichols
LUONG TAN, a commercial artist who lived in Vietnam during the war, now lives in Los Angeles where…

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.

MANILA RISING

Film

MANILA RISING

Directed by Barkada Worldwide
Profiles of Manila artists CRWN, RHXANDERS, and LUSTBASS created by indie music label Barkada Worldwide.

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.
International Documentary Feature Competition

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN

Film

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN

Directed by Heperi Mita
Filmmakers in attendance. Contributing to a greater breadth of media representation in indigenous cinema and recouping suppressed histories...

“Mkmehl” by similarobjects

Film

“Mkmehl” by similarobjects

Directed by Raymond Teraoka Dacones
Music video for "Mkmehl" by similarobjects
Documentary Feature Competition

MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE.

Film

MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE.

Directed by Na'alehu Anthony
MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE celebrates the historic Worldwide Voyage of the canoe Hokuleʻa that reconnected…

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.

MY RESILIENT 102 YR-OLD NISEI MOM

Film

MY RESILIENT 102 YR-OLD NISEI MOM

Directed by George Takaki
A 102 yr-old Nisei woman overcomes two major obstacles in her life.
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.
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…
Special Presentations

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Film

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Directed by Takashi Fujii
FREE PROGRAM | One of the crown jewels of Visual Communications' landmark video docu-drama series "Hidden Treasures," OMAI…
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…

OUR MAN IN TOKYO (THE BALLAD OF SHIN MIYATA)

Film

OUR MAN IN TOKYO (THE BALLAD OF SHIN MIYATA)

Directed by Akira Boch
A Tokyo-based music promoter and record label owner specializes in the difficult task of distributing Chicano music in…

PINEAPPLE

Film

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…

PUSSY TALK

Film

PUSSY TALK

Directed by Kim Tran
Kate's date is going well. Until her vagina ruins it.

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

Film

“Reflektions” by spaaawn

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

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…
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…

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.

“See You In My Dreams” by Aira

Film

“See You In My Dreams” by Aira

Directed by Cobbie Karagdag
Music video for “See You In My Dreams" by Aira

SHELL YEAH

Film

SHELL YEAH

Directed by Ridge Hirano
A sea turtle has to choose between a radical tortoise party or playing video games with his new…

SHELLS

Film

SHELLS

Directed by Justin Pixler
A young boy from a rural fishing village encounters a mythical monster.

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…
Special Presentations

THE FAREWELL

Film

THE FAREWELL

Directed by Lulu Wang
A Chinese family discover their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep…

THE FOB AND I

Film

THE FOB AND I

Directed by Meenakshi Ramamurthy
A webseries about two Indians that are different.

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 MISSING INGREDIENT

Film

THE MISSING INGREDIENT

Directed by Yue Huang
A middle-aged man indulging in the tempting world of food has to deal with his loneliness deep in…

THE MISSING PIECE PROJECT

Film

THE MISSING PIECE PROJECT

Directed by Daniel Luu
This short film paints the journey of Vietnamese community leaders as they explore how to reclaim their history…

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…

THE SYMPHONY OF TRIANGLE

Film

THE SYMPHONY OF TRIANGLE

Directed by Simo Liu
A stop motion animation using triangles.
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.

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…

“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.
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…

WALKING THE TALK

Film

WALKING THE TALK

Directed by Fran Ito, Steve Nagano
Ann Burroughs shares her journey as a young activist in South Africa to the current President and CEO…

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…

YOKO

Film

YOKO

Directed by Wesley Fuh
A female sumo challenges the champion of an amateur tournament, throwing tradition on its head!

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…