Genre

Music

Special Presentations

ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN

Film

ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN

Directed by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura
In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo…

BLOOD

Film

BLOOD

Directed by Adonis Emory, Guerrilla Davis
A young girl awakens from her slumber to reclaim her ancestral inheritance from Maharlika.

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…

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.

FIREWORKS

Film

FIREWORKS

Directed by Weldon Wong Powers
An outdoor acoustic performance of the song "Fireworks" by Shanon Serikaku and Lamar Woods.

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…

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.

ILLIPINO

Film

ILLIPINO

Directed by Maritte Lee Go
A Filipina teenager from a troubled home finds her strength in street dance.

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.

LOREEN’S GOTTA BOOGIE

Film

LOREEN’S GOTTA BOOGIE

Directed by Bobby Yan
A Filipina American has big dreams of dancing on Soul Train.

MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY

Film

MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY

Directed by Cassie Shao
A sheep-man waits for a continuously delayed train.

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…

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…

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL

Film

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL

Directed by Jenesssa Joffe
Asian American kids explore the power of their identities, revolution, and social justice.
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…

TURF NATION

Film

TURF NATION

Directed by Jun Bae
Street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom…
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…