Genre

Family

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…
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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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,…

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…

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.

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…

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…

IN PASSING

Film

IN PASSING

Directed by Esther Cheung
A portrait of seventies Hong Kong, as remembered by the filmmaker's parents.

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.
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…

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…
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…

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.

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…
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.

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…

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.

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…

QUAN 13

Film

QUAN 13

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

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…
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…
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.

STILL HERE

Film

STILL HERE

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

THE MISEDUCATION OF BINDU

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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 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…

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…

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…
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…

YAI NIN

Film

YAI NIN

Directed by Champ Ensminger
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family, who hustled for her fortune by founding a…