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Narrative Feature Competition

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of North American Narrative Feature nominees.

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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…