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1 OUT OF 30

Film 1 OUT OF 30 Directed by Vishnu Vallabhaneni On the first day of Ramadan, a young architect attempts to fast for the first time while trying…
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30

Film 30 Directed by Rahi Hasan Enter a meditative journey of intimate ritual into the filmmaker's spiritual rebirth.
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76 DAYS

Film 76 DAYS Directed by Hao Wu, Weixi Chen Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic…

THE 90 DAY PLAN

Film THE 90 DAY PLAN Directed by Gabriela Garcia Medina To save her grandma from losing her home, a high school student obsessed with heist movies convinces her…
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A THOUSAND CUTS

Film A THOUSAND CUTS Directed by Ramona S. Diaz Journalist Maria Ressa risks her life and freedom as an outspoken critic of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's war…

A YEAR

Film A YEAR Directed by Jisun Jamie Kim A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters, but the only possible…
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ACCEPT THE CALL

Film ACCEPT THE CALL Directed by Eunice Lau A father seeks to understand why his son is accused of terrorism, as they journey to repair their…

ADULT NIGHT

Film ADULT NIGHT Directed by Kevin Alejandro, Leslie Alejandro The strength of a couple's relationship is tested by a situation where it might be more important to…

AFTERIMAGES

Film AFTERIMAGES Directed by Bryan Sih Before leaving for college, a young man and his blind father are visited by a mysterious woman who…

AI BABA (LOVE DAD)

Film AI BABA (LOVE DAD) Directed by Connie Huang An intimate recording between a mother and her 7 year old daughter talking about divorce.

AN INTERLOPER’S KISS

Film AN INTERLOPER’S KISS Directed by Grace Kim A voyeuristic look at one woman's humdrum everyday life from the perspective of an unlikely love interest.
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ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN

Film ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN Directed by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo…

ATSUKO’S STORY

Film ATSUKO’S STORY Directed by William Johnston-Carter Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka's surprisingly funny coming-of-age story growing up as an undocumented immigrant from Japan.

AWAKEN

Film AWAKEN Directed by Leena Pendharkar Amidst mounting family tensions, a poised businesswoman struggles to care for her Alzhiemers stricken mother.

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Film BACK TO THE SOURCE Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia Sandra's father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country's cultural landscape.

BAICHI AND THE THREE BLIND RATS

Film BAICHI AND THE THREE BLIND RATS Directed by Jeffrey Fong A gang beats and interrogates three of their members for ratting out their boss.

BAKEMONO

Film BAKEMONO Directed by Jorge Lucas, Sumire Takamatsu After her parents tell her a scary story, a young girl invites the monster into their home.

BALLAD OF A BLOOD MOON

Film BALLAD OF A BLOOD MOON Directed by Jing Niu Determined to fulfill their mother's dying wishes, Wei fights to free their sister's imprisoned soul so their family…

BARBED WIRE FENCE

Film BARBED WIRE FENCE Directed by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson A barbed wire fence divides the Korean peninsula into North and South.

BASURERO

Film BASURERO Directed by Eileen Cabiling An embattled fisherman finds himself in a dangerous side gig and searches for a way out.

BEAM

Film BEAM Directed by Jesse Gi A teleporting thief must fulfill one final job in order to save her family.

BECOMING EDDIE

Film BECOMING EDDIE Directed by Lilan Bowden A Korean American boy in the 1980s struggles to fit in at school, so he makes a wish…

BENEVOLENT BA

Film BENEVOLENT BA Directed by Diffan Sina Norman A devout woman’s lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

Film BETWEEN THE SHADOWS Directed by Chun Chun Chang A woman is enchanted by the moonbeam and chases it up to the sky.

BILL TASHIMA: CHOOSING LIFE AND LOVE

Film BILL TASHIMA: CHOOSING LIFE AND LOVE Directed by Barney Cheng Seattle JACL leader Bill Tashima explains how he chose to live openly as a gay man.

BIND

Film BIND Directed by Emory Chao Johnson Stuck between cultures, adolescence, and gender, Jules gets a surprise visit from their mom...and their chest binder.

BITTER MELONS

Film BITTER MELONS Directed by Thavary Krouch A tough female line cook is tasked with delivering bitter melons to her estranged father.

BLACK GHOST SON

Film BLACK GHOST SON Directed by Christopher Low Eddie, a first generation Chinese American, struggles with raising a black son, having to face deep seated prejudice…

BLAST BURN

Film BLAST BURN Directed by Jonathan Patrick Thomas, Steve Nguyen In the heart of the Louisiana Wetlands, a drifter comes across a mysterious case in the midst of…

BLOOD

Film BLOOD Directed by Adonis Emory, Guerrilla Davis A young girl awakens from her slumber to reclaim her ancestral inheritance from Maharlika.

BLOOD HANA

Film BLOOD HANA Directed by Mary Evangelista Lily, an introverted teen, develops a crush on her classmate, Alex. Later she falls ill from a disease…

BLUE SUIT

Film BLUE SUIT Directed by Kevin J. Nguyễn When a surprise party interrupts his plans, John has to find a moment to confess his feelings for…
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BORROWED DREAMS

Film BORROWED DREAMS Directed by Amritpal Kaur Two South Asian sisters struggle to maintain their relationship once their parents disappear.

BUBBLE

Film BUBBLE Directed by Alyssa Lerner A teenager is determined to avoid both her family's home foreclosure and the creeping realization that she has…

BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 PROJECT

Film BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 PROJECT Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña A free web-based educational collection of short documentaries, Minecraft activities, and lesson plans about the WWII Japanese American…

BUT YOU’RE NOT BLACK

Film BUT YOU’RE NOT BLACK Directed by Danielle Ayow A Chinese-Caribbean-Canadian, driven by people’s inability to separate her skin color from her culture, tries to own her…

CAMBODIA TOWN: NOT FOR SALE

Film CAMBODIA TOWN: NOT FOR SALE Directed by Brandon Soun, Lan Nguyen Residents of Cambodia Town in Long Beach, California collectively organize to fight against the ongoing gentrification of small…

CAPTAIN’S HAT

Film CAPTAIN’S HAT Directed by Jordan Hwang Meet Grace, an aerospace engineer who loves to dig for parts in the plane graveyard and finds peace…

CHOSEN FAM

Film CHOSEN FAM Directed by Natalie Tsui A comically unpopular all-Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) indy rock band must overcome their personal drama…

CLOSE TO YOU

Film CLOSE TO YOU Directed by Kevin Xian Ming Yu A young Asian American struggles to balance their exploration of gender identity with the expectations of their immigrant…

CLUB ULTRA

Film CLUB ULTRA Directed by Shelly Mar When her partner is murdered, Officer Janice Acorn goes looking for justice. Instead, she finds the truth.

COFFEE TALKING OUT OF COFFINS

Film COFFEE TALKING OUT OF COFFINS Directed by NamQuyen Le JR Kuo recounts his experience with the US immigration system, and the mental health issues that resulted from…

CONNECTION

Film CONNECTION Directed by Ciara Lacy, Tracy Nguyen-Chung A lifelong angler, Autumn Harry had never fished beyond the waters of her reservation — until she picked…

COVER/AGE

Film COVER/AGE Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo An elderly caregiver and a policy advocate champion the movement to expand healthcare coverage for undocumented immigrants.

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE

Film CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE Directed by So Young Shelly Yo An intimate portrait of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder, as she navigates her way through life and the…

I WANT TO MARRY A CREATIVE JEWISH GIRL

Film I WANT TO MARRY A CREATIVE JEWISH GIRL Directed by Beth de Araújo Rosy looks for love with men who have yellow fever, and ends up making an intimate connection with…

A CURE FOR ALL THINGS

Film A CURE FOR ALL THINGS Directed by Katherine Chou A young woman finds a mysterious vial in her late mother's fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and…
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CURTAIN UP!

Film CURTAIN UP! Directed by Hui Tong, Kelly Ng Asian American kids break stereotypes and discover their identities as they put on a national debut production of…

DANCING ON MY OWN

Film DANCING ON MY OWN Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo A love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T.

DEAR SALLY,

Film DEAR SALLY, Directed by Patty Fong A long distance pen-pal relationship unexpectedly evolves into something more.
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DEATH OF NINTENDO

Film DEATH OF NINTENDO Directed by Raya Martin Set in 90's Manila, four friends go on a journey of self-discovery as they play videogames and wrestle…

DESIREE THOMPSON: EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN SUPPORTED BY A LOVING COMMUNITY

Film DESIREE THOMPSON: EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN SUPPORTED BY A LOVING COMMUNITY Directed by Barney Cheng Lesbian activist Desiree Thompson recounts growing up in Hawai’i and how she came to accept her sexuality.
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DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL

Film DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL Directed by Ursula Liang A Chinese American police officer kills an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell, igniting a complicated fight…

DOXXED

Film DOXXED Directed by Elaine Loh Rebecca Lo posts a racist comment online that goes viral, forcing her to deal with being hated by…
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FAITH – A DREAMER’S JOURNEY

Film FAITH – A DREAMER’S JOURNEY Directed by Lidieth Arevalo A short documentary that chronicles a Dreamer's personal story as a low-income, undocumented, Latina immigrant who is also…

DRIFTING

Film DRIFTING Directed by Hanxiong Bo Yan, who is treated as an outcast in a conservative society, finds escape in drifting his father's taxi…

WHY DON’T YOU EAT MORE?

Film WHY DON’T YOU EAT MORE? Directed by George Du, Sinclair Neff A quiet, up-close reflection on masculinity and the meaning of the word "skinny."

EPHEMERAL

Film EPHEMERAL Directed by Alexander Phuc Khang Nguyen A juxtaposition of life before Saigon 1975, during the Fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975, and the…

ETA

Film ETA Directed by Justin Ricafort A middle-aged father who moonlights as a ride share driver encounters the most awkward of passengers: his college-aged…

EVAN AT THE CRACK OF DAWN

Film EVAN AT THE CRACK OF DAWN Directed by Roxy Shih When Evan wakes up stranded in the desert, he meets a not-so-angelic messenger angel named Dawn who is…
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FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH

Film FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH Directed by Larissa Lam A Chinese American family’s search for their roots leads them to Mississippi, where they stumble upon surprising revelations…

FIGHTING FOR FAMILY

Film FIGHTING FOR FAMILY Directed by Lan Nguyen A refugee family from the indigenous tribes of Vietnam is separated by deportation and fights for reunification.

FINALS

Film FINALS Directed by Nathan A Murthy TJ is a full-time college student with a side hustle that could get him into a lot of…

FINDING DOHI

Film FINDING DOHI Directed by Amber McClure Holding a stack of letters she cannot translate, a 3rd generation Japanese American sets out on an uplifting…
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FINDING YINGYING

Film FINDING YINGYING Directed by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi A Chinese family travels to the U.S. for the first time to look for their daughter, an international…

FINE CHINA

Film FINE CHINA Directed by Tiffany So A determined daughter uses music and dance to express all that goes unsaid in her Chinese household.

FIREWORKS

Film FIREWORKS Directed by Weldon Wong Powers An outdoor acoustic performance of the song "Fireworks" by Shanon Serikaku and Lamar Woods.
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FIRST VOTE

Film FIRST VOTE Directed by Yi Chen A vérité look at Asian American voters in battleground states.

FRANCIS WONG: CHINATOWN REVOLUTIONARY

Film FRANCIS WONG: CHINATOWN REVOLUTIONARY Directed by Jeff Chop An activist saxophone player uses music to stand against oppression in hopes of a better tomorrow.

FROM A DISTANCE

Film FROM A DISTANCE Directed by Liang Zhao During summer break, a young woman secretly travels back to her hometown in Guizhou, China.

FRONT OF THE HOUSE

Film FRONT OF THE HOUSE Directed by Sum Yi "Ashley" Ma When a young girl of a generationally owned fishball noodle stall gets a chance to change her life,…

GAMERS

Film GAMERS Directed by Searit Huluf A gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming…

GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH

Film GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH Directed by Barney Cheng Gary, a former representative of an ex-gay ministry, explains how he became part of the LGBTQ+ community and…

WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Film WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL? Directed by Niki Ang Two queer women recall their awkward, closeted high school days of kissing boys and straight-girl crushes.
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GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Film GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP Directed by Deann Borshay Liem Four adoptees return to their country of birth and reconnect with their roots.

GEORGE TAKEI: NO MORE FEAR

Film GEORGE TAKEI: NO MORE FEAR Directed by Barney Cheng Icon George Takei shares about his childhood crushes and the challenges of navigating his gay identity in Hollywood.

GLIMMER

Film GLIMMER Directed by Arianna Basco Javi and Elsa just lost their grandmother. This is them coping.

GODZILLA PARTY

Film GODZILLA PARTY Directed by Stanley Wong, Travis Ashkenasy A couple heads to a party to scout out a "unicorn," believing it to be the key to…

GOLD

Film GOLD Directed by Gi Gonzales A group of teenagers play a game of Russian Roulette with a twist.

GOLDEN BOY

Film GOLDEN BOY Directed by Kitty Hu Within the confines of their home, a father and daughter navigate caretaking, coming to terms with reality, and…

HAENYEO

Film HAENYEO Directed by Jaehee Cho Experience the incredible world of the Jeju Haenyeo in VR.

HARANA

Film HARANA Directed by Marie Jamora A cover band singer in a Vegas casino tries to connect with her daughter who is growing up…

HELLO AHMA

Film HELLO AHMA Directed by Siyou Tan Unable to return home to attend Grandma’s funeral, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for Grandma’s…

HELLO FROM TAIWAN

Film HELLO FROM TAIWAN Directed by Tiffany Frances A poetic drama about a Taiwanese American family who struggles to reunite across language and cultural barriers, told…

A HERO’S HERO

Film A HERO’S HERO Directed by Robert Shoji Learn about an uncle and nephew who had shared convictions and extraordinary lives.

HERSELVES

Film HERSELVES Directed by Kristy Choi As the filmmaker imagines her mother’s life before motherhood, questions of freedom, authorship, and filial responsibility emerge.

HIGHBREAD – C’EST LA WEED

Film HIGHBREAD – C’EST LA WEED Directed by Jayesh Jaidka A collegiate comedy that highlights the lives of a baker, a burnout, and an international student as they…
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HOʻI KA ʻŌLELO: THE REVITALIZATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Film HOʻI KA ʻŌLELO: THE REVITALIZATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM Directed by Liʻua Tengan After the ban of the Hawaiian language in schools, Hawaiians fought hard to ensure that the language was…

HOME

Film HOME Directed by King Lu An elderly Chinese grandma wakes up in a motel room in America, with no recollection of how she…

HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGE

Film HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGE Directed by David Caprara, Kira Dane Despite the taboos surrounding traditional horimono tattoos in Japan, a group of tattooed pilgrims practice a centuries-old, holy…
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HOW ARE YOU

Film HOW ARE YOU Directed by Paolo Rein A first generation college student is caught navigating between her college and home life, revealing the deep emotions…

I KNOW HER

Film I KNOW HER Directed by Fawzia Mirza In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too…

I SOUND ASIAN

Film I SOUND ASIAN Directed by Jeffrey Fong A Vietnamese man assimilates into an American lifestyle, but his life gets derailed after a sexual accident causes…
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I’LL MEET YOU THERE

Film I’LL MEET YOU THERE Directed by Iram Parveen Bilal A Muslim cop goes undercover at his estranged father's mosque while his daughter hides her passion for a…

ILLIPINO

Film ILLIPINO Directed by Maritte Lee Go A Filipina teenager from a troubled home finds her strength in street dance.

I’M OKAY (AND NEITHER ARE YOU)

Film I’M OKAY (AND NEITHER ARE YOU) Directed by Drama Del Rosario While documenting his personal recovery from a sexual assault by a stranger, the filmmaker realizes how much his…

INTERMISSION

Film INTERMISSION Directed by Amiahlina Figueroa Tenants of an apartment building in San Diego share their stories of living.
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IZEL

Film IZEL Directed by Wil Prada A homeless teenager finds peace and wonder in astronomy and a telescope that he builds.

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL

Film JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL Directed by George Wada There is only one war memorial that honors all Japanese Americans that have sacrificed their lives in service…

JESA

Film JESA Directed by Kyungwon Song Using stop motion animation, the filmmaker interviews and questions her parents about jesa, a ritual tradition of Korea.

JUNE LAGMAY: A PIONEER ASIAN-AMERICAN LESBIAN CONNECTS COMMUNITIES

Film JUNE LAGMAY: A PIONEER ASIAN-AMERICAN LESBIAN CONNECTS COMMUNITIES Directed by Barney Cheng At age 16, activist June met the love of her life: another student who was her opposite. June…
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KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH

Film KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH Directed by Gerard Elmore A dancer, a kumu hula (teacher of hula), and a former Miss Aloha Hula go on a journey…
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KĀLEWA

Film KĀLEWA Directed by Mitchel Viernes In the future, a Hawaiian astronaut makes the next great leap for his planet, his family, and himself.…
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KAMAʻĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)

Film KAMAʻĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND) Directed by Kimi Howl Lee A queer teenager navigates life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge at the Puʻuhonua…
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KAPAEMAHU

Film KAPAEMAHU Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson The hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them.

KATANA

Film KATANA Directed by Don Bannai A 250 year old sword is brought to the US at the end of WWII. Explore the sword's…
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KAYAMANAN NG LAHI – Pamana Media Project

Film KAYAMANAN NG LAHI – Pamana Media Project Directed by Ajani Veluz-Abraham, Anastasia Nicdao, Andrea Nicdao, Asante Veluz-Abraham, Aurora Nicdao, Kamdyn Gutierrez, Keianu Jacinto, Kenobi Walters, Lucca Salazar, Natilyn Gutierrez, Nica Apeles, Noah Avoungnassou, Sakura Walters, Siena-Adélie G. Craig, Sophie Viray Short videos created by Kayamanan Ng Lahi youth that explore identity through media storytelling.

KID SISTER

Film KID SISTER Directed by Ysabella Smiley In this love letter to childhood fantasies, a born entertainer uses her love of performing to honor her…

KINOKO

Film KINOKO Directed by Erika Gomi A couple of mushrooms have a fun day out!

LA GLORIA

Film LA GLORIA Directed by Mary Evangelista A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her illiterate abuela through the secret…

LEXICAL GAP

Film LEXICAL GAP Directed by Yoko Okumura Punk singer Lex looks back at the mistakes she made as a teen girl that stemmed from her…

LIFE AFTER

Film LIFE AFTER Directed by Irene Nam LIFE AFTER tells the story of four women across the world who should never have met but unexpectedly…

LIGHTS OUT CHINATOWN

Film LIGHTS OUT CHINATOWN Directed by Mark Tran After the murder of a masseuse, a forensic artist must win the trust of the witness in order…

LILY CHAN AND THE DOOM GIRLS

Film LILY CHAN AND THE DOOM GIRLS Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang A repressed Chinese American girl joins a group of misfits who adopt her and challenge her to find…

LOGAN LEE & THE RISE OF THE PURPLE DAWN

Film LOGAN LEE & THE RISE OF THE PURPLE DAWN Directed by Raymond C. Lai DJ Logan’s Fun inadvertently discovers a strain of marijuana that allows him to see that certain people aren’t…

LONELY BLUE NIGHT

Film LONELY BLUE NIGHT Directed by Johnson Cheng A portrait of a Chinese family in which a mother and daughter reunite on one lonely blue night.

LOREEN’S GOTTA BOOGIE

Film LOREEN’S GOTTA BOOGIE Directed by Bobby Yan A Filipina American has big dreams of dancing on Soul Train.

LOVE IN THE RAIN

Film LOVE IN THE RAIN Directed by Rajendra Thakurathi A couple decides their fate on a rainy summer night.

MADE WITH LOVE

Film MADE WITH LOVE Directed by Sophia Lee The owners of three Korean-inspired restaurants in San Diego share their stories about how food brings families together.

MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY

Film MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY Directed by Cassie Shao A sheep-man waits for a continuously delayed train.

MAKE IT SPARKLE!

Film MAKE IT SPARKLE! Directed by Steve Nagano Hundreds of volunteers annually descend upon Little Tokyo, Los Angeles to make it sparkle.

MANGO BABY

Film MANGO BABY Directed by serena violet hodges A glimpse at a grandparent's extension of care through sharing mango.

MARKINGS

Film MARKINGS Directed by Yasir Masood With the ghosts of his father and brother haunting his household, Reza gets pressured into getting his first…

MAY 35

Film MAY 35 Directed by Tina Takemoto A haunting commemoration of the Tiananmen Square uprising made from fragments of censored archival imagery transferred onto film…

MELVIN FUJIKAWA: THRIVING IN THE PAIN

Film MELVIN FUJIKAWA: THRIVING IN THE PAIN Directed by Barney Cheng Vocalist Melvin explains how he learned the importance of not rushing through the pain of grieving. He also…

MIA FRANCES YAMAMOTO: A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION AT 60

Film MIA FRANCES YAMAMOTO: A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION AT 60 Directed by Barney Cheng Mia explains making the momentous decision to transition so she can live authentically as her true self.

MICHELLE

Film MICHELLE Directed by Kenya Gillespie A shy 10-year-old girl fights off her bullies with a little help from her idol: decorated U.S. figure…

MIRROR

Film MIRROR Directed by Christina Yoon A Korean immigrant with a severely scarred face visits a black market hospital in Queens to seek plastic…

MIZARU

Film MIZARU Directed by Sudarshan Suresh When a young couple tries to steal some private time in a very public place, they're paid a…
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MOLOKAʻI BOUND

Film MOLOKAʻI BOUND Directed by Alika Maikau A wayward Hawaiian man freshly released from prison struggles to reunite with his son and heritage.
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MOʻO!

Film MOʻO! Directed by Anela Ling A short film about grief, and the steps we take to bury the things that haunt us.

MOTHER DAUGHTER JOURNEY

Film MOTHER DAUGHTER JOURNEY Directed by Fran Ito A mother and daughter journey to the northern-most part of the United States and encounter nature at its…

MOTHER OF THREE

Film MOTHER OF THREE Directed by Jun Hee Han A karaoke hostess working in Los Angeles' Koreatown tries to pimp out her teenage daughter.

MR. ORANGE & BABY SNOT

Film MR. ORANGE & BABY SNOT Directed by Kana Hutchens Mr. Orange lives a lonely life, but one day finds companionship in the strangest place.

NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Film NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR) Directed by Flor Kaneshiro Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, an emigrant journeys from Okinawa to Argentina in…

NOVENA

Film NOVENA Directed by Nolan Valerio On their 40th day of mourning, a rift within a Filipino American family comes to a head.
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ONE MEAL

Film ONE MEAL Directed by Yuechen Hao A woman dreams of being a chef, but when her father plans to pass down the restaurant to…

ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES

Film ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES Directed by Halsey Burgund, Sue Ding A location-based, participatory audio documentary about place, memory, and injustice.

OUR HOME HERE

Film OUR HOME HERE Directed by Angela Chen Parallel stories of broken relationships between parents and their children striving for the American Dream, all revolving around…

PAPAYA

Film PAPAYA Directed by Kayleb Lee A Southeast Asian American story, PAPAYA is spoken through the metaphor of the cultural recipe, papaya salad.

PARACHUTE

Film PARACHUTE Directed by Katherine Tolentino A Chinese teenager struggles to adapt to her new American life.

PASSAGE

Film PASSAGE Directed by Asavari Kumar An Indian woman in pursuit of the American dream revisits her immigration journey.

PHOENIX BAKERY: SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

Film PHOENIX BAKERY: SWEETS FOR THE SWEET Directed by Janet Chen For over 80 years, the Chan family has made sweets for the sweet at Chinatown's Phoenix Bakery.

PHONY

Film PHONY Directed by Jess dela Merced Sunny returns home to seek respite from her recent career failures, but a grocery trip with her mother…

POW! WOW! JAPAN

Film POW! WOW! JAPAN Directed by Kyle Perron, Nico Serneo Pow! Wow! Worldwide, an artist collective, travels to Japan.

PUSH

Film PUSH Directed by Trilina Mai A 2D animated short film of a grandfather and grandson's everchanging relationship through time.

QUAN 13

Film QUAN 13 Directed by Hieu Gray QUAN 13 is about the Vietnamese diaspora in Paris told through the lens of food.

QUEERING MOVEMENTS

Film QUEERING MOVEMENTS Directed by Ceci Sheng, Rino Kodama Nonbinary South Asian artist Spun reflects on the evolution of their dance practice, as well as the healing…

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL

Film RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Directed by Jenesssa Joffe Asian American kids explore the power of their identities, revolution, and social justice.

RED LADIES

Film RED LADIES Directed by Parida Tanti Olivia returns home to stop her mom from becoming a Republican assemblywoman, but is instead blackmailed into being…

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI

Film REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI Directed by Renea Veneri Stewart, Taylour Chang A film series about local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i history and culture through film.

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS

Film REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS Directed by Alexander Kaye, Alice Yuan Zhang Plant elders come together through sound and spirit, AR filters, and a virtual vigil, to resurrect a distant…
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ROCÍO

Film ROCÍO Directed by Darío Guerrero After a terminal cancer diagnosis, an undocumented mother of three must choose between facing certain death in the…

ROOTS AND WINGS: YANA GILBUENA

Film ROOTS AND WINGS: YANA GILBUENA Directed by Irene Yadao, Lisa Yadao, Michelle Sampior ROOTS AND WINGS highlights innovative, culture-bridging female chefs, their stories, cuisine, and heritage.

ROY KAWASAKI: LIVING WITH GRATITUDE

Film ROY KAWASAKI: LIVING WITH GRATITUDE Directed by Barney Cheng Artist and community member Roy shares about the formation of A/PLG, the first Asian queer organization in Los…

SAFE AMONG STARS

Film SAFE AMONG STARS Directed by Jess X. Snow After surviving sexual trauma, a queer Chinese American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother why she left…
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SHADED COMPLEXION

Film SHADED COMPLEXION Directed by Paolo Rein When Dante is given a chance to make a film, he must go back to his hometown to…

SI

Film SI Directed by Thomas Kim A young Asian American boy navigates his day after baseball practice with his friends, encountering microaggressions in seemingly…

SIGNAL

Film SIGNAL Directed by Chloé Hung A couple surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape reaches a crossroads in their relationship, and must decide whether to…
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SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION

Film SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION Directed by Richard Lui A raw, candid look at today’s teens and millennials who are caring for a disabled parent.

SOREJYA TAKA

Film SOREJYA TAKA Directed by Jason Guerrero In a time of personal crisis, a woman reaches out to her friends, but finds all the solace…

SRKANA (THE STOP)

Film SRKANA (THE STOP) Directed by Dinesh Das Sabu On the Oklahoma-Texas border, a truck stop run by a Punjabi family is a nexus for a small…

STALLED

Film STALLED Directed by Shilpi Roy Shalini gets entangled in a stranger's failed wedding proposal, forcing her to face her fears about being alone…
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STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Film STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

STASIS

Film STASIS Directed by Patrick Nan In a dystopian parallel world, police artificial intelligence interrogates innocent people for unsupported crimes.

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Film THANK YOU, COME AGAIN Directed by Nirav Bhakta An undocumented convenience store clerk crashes into his subconscious as he grieves the death of his father.

THE 80 YEAR OLD ROCK CLIMBER

Film THE 80 YEAR OLD ROCK CLIMBER Directed by Lisa Chiya The inspiring story of an 80 year old man that shows us all that it’s never too late…

THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF EVERYTHING

Film THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF EVERYTHING Directed by Erin Li A fable about love and loss, told through dance.

THE BREATHTAKING COURAGE OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Film THE BREATHTAKING COURAGE OF HARRIET TUBMAN Directed by Yan Dan Wong An educational animation about the inspiring life and legacy of American heroine Harriet Tubman, created for TED-Ed.
Documentary Features

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Film THE CELINE ARCHIVE Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu Adulteress, traitor, heroine, or prey? In 1932, Celine Navarro was buried alive by her community in Northern California.…

THE CHEF

Film THE CHEF Directed by Hao Zheng An old Chinese chef teaches a robot to cook, which places him in a dilemma between artificial intelligence…

THE COIN

Film THE COIN Directed by Siqi Song A young woman loses her coin jar on her journey to a new country, and ends up finding…
Documentary Features

THE DONUT KING

Film THE DONUT KING Directed by Alice Gu The unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in America and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite…

THE FINAL PIECE

Film THE FINAL PIECE Directed by Rommel Andaya While packing for college, Tala and her mother discover a long lost cargo box that they forgot to…
North American Narrative Features

THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME

Film THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME Directed by Mallorie Ortega After finally breaking into a lead role on stage, a woman's father suddenly passes away, leaving her responsible…

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN

Film THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN Directed by Kevin McTurk A lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.

THE LOYAL BETRAYAL

Film THE LOYAL BETRAYAL Directed by Tom Huang In this classic film noir, two lovers weave a web of love and betrayal at the Manzanar Japanese…

THE MAINLAND

Film THE MAINLAND Directed by Conrad Ikaika Lihilihi A Hawaiian actor drowns in the concrete tsunami that is Hollywood, but his small town cousin unexpectedly shows…
North American Narrative Features

THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU

Film THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU Directed by Prarthana Mohan When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother's signature to test out of high school, she discovers she…
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THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

Film THE MOON AND THE NIGHT Directed by Erin Lau Set in rural Hawaiʻi, a Native Hawaiian girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet…
North American Narrative Features

THE PAPER TIGERS

Film THE PAPER TIGERS Directed by Bao Tran A deadbeat dad, insurance scammer, and MMA coach must avenge their Kung Fu master’s death, right after they…
Special Presentations

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Film THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada Four stories about immigrant cultures, self-expression, and living between borders, as seen through the eyes of Asian Americans…

THE SHOWER

Film THE SHOWER Directed by Mahesh Pailoor Maya’s baby shower brings her oldest friend, June, back into her life for a day of unexpected reckonings.

THERE’S SOMETHING TO IT

Film THERE’S SOMETHING TO IT Directed by Shivaani Sharma, Venk Potula Following the loss of relationships, two Indian Americans realize what's important to them in their search for a…
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THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE

Film THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE Directed by Ciara Lacy Native Hawaiian poet Jamaica Osorio shows how her activism reinvigorates her art.
Special Presentations

THROUGH THE NIGHT

Film THROUGH THE NIGHT Directed by Loira Limbal An exploration of the personal cost of our modern economy via two working mothers and a childcare provider,…

THROUPLE

Film THROUPLE Directed by Chrissie De Guzman Hungover from a bad breakup, a not-so-great stripper makes a house call to a married couple that introduces…

TOGETHER

Film TOGETHER Directed by Ted Chung Tom plans the moment of a lifetime, but is derailed by an unexpected interruption.
Documentary Features

TOKYO HULA

Film TOKYO HULA Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary Explore the explosive popularity of the hula dance in Japan, from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese perspectives.

TURF NATION

Film TURF NATION Directed by Jun Bae Street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom…

UR ASIAN FRIEND

Film UR ASIAN FRIEND Directed by Sj Son, Woody Fu SJ and Woody are your Asian friends. They have immigrant parents, were raised in the US, and value…
North American Narrative Features

WAIKIKI

Film WAIKIKI Directed by Christopher Kahunahana In this allegory of love and loss, a hula dancer struggles with her sanity and survival in the…

WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU

Film WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU Directed by Barbara Kagawa Shore Dale Inouye lived an extraordinary life until leukemia took him at age nine. The Dale M. Inouye Foundation…

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?

Film WHAT ARE YOU REALLY? Directed by Jenny Phan, Mary McHenry Explore what it means to be mixed-race through personal experiences and a glimpse through history.
Documentary Features

WHEN WE WALK

Film WHEN WE WALK Directed by Jason DaSilva The filmmaker explains the national healthcare crisis as he tries to be closer to his son, who lives…

YOU WIN USA VACATION RESORT

Film YOU WIN USA VACATION RESORT Directed by Georgia Fu A pregnant Chinese woman escapes an ICE raid on her maternity hotel, only to find herself forced to…
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ZOILA

Film ZOILA Directed by Marcos Nieves An elderly Salvadoran immigrant woman pushes her cart through the streets of Los Angeles, selling clothes to support…