Genre

Pacific Islander

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…

FACES OF OCEANIA

Film

FACES OF OCEANIA

Directed by Benji Timu, Canaan Ene
A docu web-series that aims to showcase the Oceanic people in their most truthful light: powerful and awe-inspiring.

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

HINEKURA

Film

HINEKURA

Directed by Becs Arahanga
The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.
Pacific Cinewaves

HOʻI KA ʻŌLELO: THE REVITALIZATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Film

HOʻI KA ʻŌLELO: THE REVITALIZATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Directed by Liʻua Tengan
After the ban of the Hawaiian language in schools, Hawaiians fought hard to ensure that the language was…
UndocuCinema

IZEL

Film

IZEL

Directed by Wil Prada
A homeless teenager finds peace and wonder in astronomy and a telescope that he builds.
Documentary Features

KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH

Film

KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH

Directed by Gerard Elmore
A dancer, a kumu hula (teacher of hula), and a former Miss Aloha Hula go on a journey…
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.
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.
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…
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.

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI

Film

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI

Directed by Renea Veneri Stewart, Taylour Chang
A film series about local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i history and culture through film.

THE 80 YEAR OLD ROCK CLIMBER

Film

THE 80 YEAR OLD ROCK CLIMBER

Directed by Lisa Chiya
The inspiring story of an 80 year old man that shows us all that it’s never too late…

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…
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.
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.
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…