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LGBTQIA+

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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.

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…

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.

BLOOD

Film

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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…

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.

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’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…

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…
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.

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…

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…

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.

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."

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.

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…

STASIS

Film

STASIS

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

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.
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.

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…

YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY

Film

YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY

Directed by David Ng, Jen Sungshine, Kendell Yan
An experimental documentary on queer East Asian diasporic culture, following the story of Vancouver-based drag artist, Maiden China.