Genre

Drama

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…
International Narrative Features

A BEDSORE

Film

A BEDSORE

Directed by Shim Hye-jung
Tensions arise in a household when a woman with a cerebral hemorrhage develops a bedsore.
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…

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…

AWAKEN

Film

AWAKEN

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…
UndocuCinema

BORROWED DREAMS

Film

BORROWED DREAMS

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

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Film

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Directed by Sreylin Meas
Two women from different backgrounds encounter one another at an oceanfront resort and discover a hidden bond.

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…

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…
Special Presentations

DANCING MARY

Film

DANCING MARY

Directed by SABU
A municipal office in charge of demolishing an old building and replacing it with a modern complex fails…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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,…

FUN TIMES

Film

FUN TIMES

Directed by Matthew Victor Pastor
This is the story of Sammy's inevitable demise.

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…

GHAZAAL

Film

GHAZAAL

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

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…

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…
International Narrative Features

GOODBYE MOTHER

Film

GOODBYE MOTHER

Directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh
A Vietnamese bachelor returns home from the U.S. with a Vietnamese American boyfriend, attempting to come out to…

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…

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…

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…
UndocuCinema

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 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…

IDOLS NEVER DIE

Film

IDOLS NEVER DIE

Directed by Jerome Yoo
When Korean pop idol “N.D.” tragically dies, a dysfunctional group of high school fan girls discover a hidden…
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.
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…

KASHIF

Film

KASHIF

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

KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982

Film

KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982

Directed by Kim Do-Young
A woman suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others and the stories of the people connected to…

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…

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

LILIU

Film

LILIU

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti
An ambitious court interpreter risks everything when a wrongfully imprisoned Chief fights to get back to her stranded…

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…

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.

MAKHALISS

Film

MAKHALISS

Directed by Koji Yamamoto
A cold-hearted reaper, Makhaliss, meets a dying teenage girl who suffers from the guilt of leaving her mother…

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…

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-IN-LAW

Film

MOTHER-IN-LAW

Directed by Shin Seung Eun
A mother drops by her daughter's apartment for a surprise visit and meets her daughter's "friend."

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…

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.
UndocuCinema

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…

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…
UndocuCinema

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…

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…

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…

STASIS

Film

STASIS

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

STILL HERE

Film

STILL HERE

Directed by Sean Wang
In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a few residents refuse to leave their beloved and now-abandoned village.

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 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 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 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…

THE QUIET

Film

THE QUIET

Directed by Radheya Jegatheva
When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

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.

THE TALE OF KIEU

Film

THE TALE OF KIEU

Directed by Ray Levé
Lurid memories of a young boy’s escape from war-torn Vietnam.

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…

TO EACH YOUR SARAH

Film

TO EACH YOUR SARAH

Directed by Kim Deok-Geun
A woman tries who tries to escape her life in the city has to come to terms with…

TOGETHER

Film

TOGETHER

Directed by Ted Chung
Tom plans the moment of a lifetime, but is derailed by an unexpected interruption.
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…
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…

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…