Genre

Coming of Age

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30

Film

30

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

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.
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…

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.

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.

GHAZAAL

Film

GHAZAAL

Directed by Ragini Bhasin
A 13-year-old Afghan refugee hustles around in a refugee camp as she experiences her period.

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

HINEKURA

Film

HINEKURA

Directed by Becs Arahanga
The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.
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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…
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 NOT YOUR F***ING STEREOTYPE

Film

I’M NOT YOUR F***ING STEREOTYPE

Directed by Hesome Chemamah
A Muslim girl from Southern Thailand falls prey to racism in school and spirals into an identity crisis.
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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.
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…

KASHIF

Film

KASHIF

Directed by Haaris Qadri
Kashif feels trapped by his struggle of being a dutiful son and a supportive friend.
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.

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…

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…

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…

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…
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.

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.

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…

PARACHUTE

Film

PARACHUTE

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

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…

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…
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…

THE OTHER SIDE

Film

THE OTHER SIDE

Directed by Josh Leong
Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being…

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…

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.
Special Presentations

WHAT ISN’T THERE

Film

WHAT ISN’T THERE

Directed by Marie Jamora
In this lyrical exploration of love, music, and expression, a self-imposed mute returns home for Christmas and the…