Genre

International

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…
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…

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.

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,…
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…

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…

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…
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…

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.
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…
International Narrative Features

THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A

Film

THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A

Directed by Kiel McNaughton
A young man struggles with the legacy of his wrestling father, as he follows in his deceased father's…
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…

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…

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…

THE MORTICIAN OF MANILA

Film

THE MORTICIAN OF MANILA

Directed by Leah Borromeo
Undertaker Orly takes us on a journey through the lives and deaths shaping the Philippines as victims of…

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…

PASSAGE

Film

PASSAGE

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

QUAN 13

Film

QUAN 13

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

TĀ MOKO – BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACE

Film

TĀ MOKO – BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACE

Directed by David Atkinson, Mick Andrews
Maori face tattooing is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire show their passion…

THE FILIAL DAUGHTER

Film

THE FILIAL DAUGHTER

Directed by Xiao-Wei Lu
A mixed-media documentary short covering the story of professional funeral mourners in Taiwan known as "filial daughters."
International Narrative Features

THE LONG WALK

Film

THE LONG WALK

Directed by Mattie Do
An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in…

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…

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.
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.

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…