How to Fest

Most programs and events during the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be hosted on the Eventive Virtual Festival platform or on Zoom. If you are interested in attending a program, please go to the specific film or event page for more information on how to watch the film or register for the event on Zoom.

Note: Films are not rated for content and viewer discretion is advised. All films are available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County), while some films are available nationally or globally. Please check each film program for viewing windows and geographic restrictions. Film views are limited, and films can “sell out,” which will be indicated on the individual film or event page. All programs are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

Please see below for our FAQ on how you can experience the Festival. We plan to add more information to this page, so check back for more updates!

BASICS

WHEN AND HOW IS THE 2020 LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE?
The 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be held online from September 24 – October 31, 2020. We have partnered with Eventive Virtual Festival to create a streaming platform that will host most of our films. Click here to view our catalog of films in Eventive.

ARE THERE ANY FILMS THAT I CAN WATCH IN THEATERS?
No. All LAAPFF programs will only be available online.

WHAT ARE THE GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FILMS?
All films are available to viewers in Southern California, excluding San Diego. This includes the following regions: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, San Luis Obispo County, and Imperial County. We are also offering some film programs nationally and globally. Please check each film program page for geographic restrictions.

The following film programs are available to viewers in the United States:

The following film programs are available for viewing globally (no geographic restrictions):

ARE THERE ANY FREE PROGRAMS?
Yes! We have several Free/Pay What You Can film programs available on a first come, first-served basis until we “sell out” of tickets.

CAN I WATCH FILMS AT ANY TIME OR ARE THEY SCHEDULED?
Our Festival films are programmed by viewing windows, as noted on the Schedule page. You can watch any film at any time during the viewing window that a film is available, provided that the film tickets are not sold out. If you purchased a single ticket to a particular feature film program or shorts program, you have 24 hours from the time of purchase to start watching the program. Once you start watching the program, you have 24 hours to finish watching the entire program. If you have a Festival Pass, the pass will only allow you to unlock the film once. If you want to watch the film again after the 24 hour watch window has expired, you will need to purchase another ticket.

Please note that the viewing window does take precedence over your watch window, so if the viewing window for a film closes before you decide to watch it, even though you have a ticket, you will no longer be able to access the film.

ARE THERE LIVE ONLINE EVENTS DURING THE FESTIVAL? WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCHEDULE AND HOW DO I ACCESS?
Please mark your calendar to join us for C3:CONVERSE artist conversations that will be presented each week (Thursdays to Sundays) via Zoom Webinars. Get to know the talent behind the films! Tickets are FREE, but RSVPs are required to access the Zoom link and password. All times are listed in Pacific Time (PT). Please visit the C3:CONVERSE schedule for more information.

HOW DO I SPONSOR THE FILM FESTIVAL?
Sponsoring the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is an effective way to reach target audiences and increase brand loyalty. LAAPFF offers unique marketing and branding opportunities through digital promotions, as well as online and broadcast media exposure. Captivate the attention of distinguished industry and press professionals, and showcase good corporate citizenship through our mission and values. Click here to download a Partnership Opportunities Deck, or contact our Strategic Partnerships Director, Rachelle Samson, at rachelle@vcmedia.org.

Do you have more questions about the Festival that aren’t answered above? Please contact festival@vcmedia.org!

TICKETS AND FESTIVAL PASSES

Note: All ticket and pass sales are available online only. No refunds or exchanges. Service fees apply to all online orders. Passes are non-transferable. Films are not rated for content and viewer discretion is advised. All films are available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County), while some films are available nationally or globally. Please check each film program for viewing windows and geographic restrictions.

HOW DO I PURCHASE AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET TO A PROGRAM?
Tickets will be available for purchase once the viewing window for a film has opened. There are no pre-sale tickets. When available, you can buy tickets by clicking the WATCH button on our Festival program pages. After purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to view the film.

Single tickets are $12.50 for the General Public. If you are a Visual Communications Member, single tickets are discounted at $11.00 per ticket.

WHAT TICKET PACKAGES OR PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Ticket packages and Festival Passes are now available for purchase! However, you will not be able to start watching films until the Festival begins on September 24, 2020. Tickets for a film cannot be secured until the viewing window for a film has opened. Tickets for a film cannot be reserved in advance.

FESTIVAL 6-PACK: $50 (VC Member) / $60 (General Public)
Buy 6 tickets at a discounted price! 6-pack vouchers can be redeemed for all ticketed programs. No limit per program. Ticket packages must be redeemed using the discount code provided after purchase. Tickets cannot be used for sold-out shows.

ALL SHORTS FESTIVAL PASS ($50 for VC Members/$60 for General Public)
Get access to all the Shorts Programs in the Festival! Limited to one (1) ticket per program.

ALL FEATURES FESTIVAL PASS ($125 for VC Members/$150 for General Public)
Get access to all the Feature films in the Festival! Limited to one (1) ticket per program.

ALL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS ($150 for VC Members/$200 for General Public)
Get access to all the Shorts Programs AND Feature films in the Festival! Limited to one (1) ticket per program.

ALL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS + VC50 DONATION ($200 for VC Members/$250 for General Public)
Visual Communications is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! Please consider supporting VC’s year round artist programs. Get all the perks of an ALL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS while donating $50 to Visual Communications! Your $50 donation is 100% tax-deductible. Limited to one (1) ticket per program. You will receive discounted member rates for extra tickets and passes, as well as early invitations for our special online events during the Festival.

Click here to buy a Ticket Package or Festival Pass!

I’M A VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER. WILL I RECEIVE MY BENEFITS FOR THIS FESTIVAL?
Yes! If you are a current Visual Communications Member, you will be receiving an email about how to redeem your ticket benefits for LAAPFF2020. If you do not hear from us by September 20, please contact us at membership@vcmedia.org.

HOW DO I BECOME A VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER?
Visual Communications will be implementing a new VC Membership structure in January 2021, with revamped membership benefits and new ways to serve our communities both in person and virtually. VC Member discounts and benefits applicable for LAAPFF2020 are only available for our current VC members. If you would like to support our organization, please consider making a donation to celebrate our organization’s 50th anniversary!

Do you have more questions about ticketing that aren’t answered above? Please contact tickets@vcmedia.org!