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1 OUT OF 30

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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

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30

Directed by Rahi Hasan
Enter a meditative journey of intimate ritual into the filmmaker's spiritual rebirth.
Documentary Features

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…
Documentary Features

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…
Documentary Features

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.
Special Presentations

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…
Documentary Features

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.
International Narrative Features

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.
Documentary Features

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…
Documentary Features

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…
Documentary Features

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.
Documentary Features

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.
Documentary Features

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…
North American Narrative Features

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…
Documentary Features

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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.…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…
Special Presentations

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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.
Pacific Cinewaves

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.
North American Narrative Features

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…
Documentary Features

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

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…