Genre

Drama

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…

A SIP OF WATER

Film

A SIP OF WATER

Directed by Hyuna Cho
An animated piece that seeks to explore the role of shaminism in Korean culture.
Documentary Features

ACCEPTED

Film

ACCEPTED

Directed by Dan Chen
High school seniors in rural Louisiana are pushed to their breaking point at an unconventional school made famous…

AFTERIMAGES

Film

AFTERIMAGES

Directed by Bryan Sih
Before leaving for college, a young man and his blind father are visited by a mysterious woman who…

ANITA

Film

ANITA

Directed by Sushma Khadepaun
While attending her sister’s wedding in India, a young woman is pushed to question whether her life in…

ANYTHING FOR YOU

Film

ANYTHING FOR YOU

Directed by Matt Ferrucci
A man wants to have an affair and enlists his friend to help him.

BEAU

Film

BEAU

Directed by Constance Tsang
On the precipice of finally achieving recognition for her art, the relationship between an artist and her lover…

BLOOD MOON

Film

BLOOD MOON

Directed by Shruti Parekh
13-year-old Maya prepares to go to her first high school party, until she discovers she's started her period.

BLUSH

Film

BLUSH

Directed by Joe Mateo
The journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet.
Pacific Cinewaves

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Film

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Directed by Neil Tinkham
In the jungles of Guam, an overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological…

CHASING CLOUDS

Film

CHASING CLOUDS

Directed by Candace Ho
A Taiwanese American woman is forced to confront the harsh reality of her mother’s dementia.

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE

Film

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
An intimate portrait of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder, as she navigates her way through life and the…
Narrative Features

DEFINITION PLEASE

Film

DEFINITION PLEASE

Directed by Sujata Day
A former spelling bee champ struggles to make good on her childhood promise, while contending with a complex…

DEVOTEE

Film

DEVOTEE

Directed by Sharmila Ray
A drifter meets a young guru and her devotees, who open his mind to a new path.
Narrative Features

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MRS. WU

Film

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MRS. WU

Directed by Anna Chi
Three generations of Chinese American women embark on a road trip of discovery, understanding, forgiveness, and love.

ETA

Film

ETA

Directed by Justin Ricafort
A middle-aged father who moonlights as a ride share driver encounters the most awkward of passengers: his college-aged…

EVERYTHING STAYS

Film

EVERYTHING STAYS

Directed by Cole Bacani
Gabe's cousins have one last chance to tie him down in Illinois, forcing him to decide what’s more…
Documentary Features

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Film

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
The untold story of a 1960s California garage band co-founded by Filipina Americans... groomed to become the female…

FLUID

Film

FLUID

Directed by Sharon Park
A sexually confused college student takes us on a journey of self-discovery and navigating through relationships.

FROM HERE

Film

FROM HERE

Directed by Samantha Futerman
Amidst the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Jess must face what it means to be a transracial adoptee…
Pacific Cinewaves

HAWAIIAN SOUL

Film

HAWAIIAN SOUL

Directed by ʻĀina Paikai
A Hawaiian musician must gain the support of elders to protect the island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.

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.

HIDE AND SEEK

Film

HIDE AND SEEK

Directed by Ragini Bhasin
When an 8-year-old is instructed by her mechanic father to tend to a little boy, she tries various…

HILUM

Film

HILUM

Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
After a botched performance as a mourner-for-hire, Mona retreats from her mother’s fury, and seeks out a shaman…

HOME

Film

HOME

Directed by King Lu
An elderly Chinese grandma wakes up in a motel room in America, with no recollection of how she…
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Film

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
A family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest, as the ghosts of the past haunt…
Narrative Features

ISLANDS

Film

ISLANDS

Directed by Martin Edralin
FREE PROGRAM | Joshua has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life and fears…

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Film

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Directed by Eve Liu
A Woman with No Name retrieves her husband’s bones from a gang of mythical Chinese cowboys.
Narrative Features

THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME

Film

THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME

Directed by Mallorie Ortega
A whimsical musical about a young Filipina on the brink of Hollywood stardom, who is pulled back into…
Special Presentations

LIST OF A LIFETIME

Film

LIST OF A LIFETIME

Directed by Roxy Shih
When a woman is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, she becomes determined to track down the daughter…

LITTLE SKY

Film

LITTLE SKY

Directed by Jess X. Snow
Haunted by their childhood memories, a Chinese American pop star returns to their hometown to confront their estranged…

LONELY BLUE NIGHT

Film

LONELY BLUE NIGHT

Directed by Johnson Cheng
An awkward family reunion at a business dinner leads a Chinese mother to realize the consequences of leaving…

MANGO BABY

Film

MANGO BABY

Directed by serena violet hodges
A glimpse at a grandparent's extension of care through sharing mango.
Narrative Features

MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE

Film

MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE

Directed by Kate Tsang
A teenage delinquent befriends a surly magician who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with…

MOUNTAIN CAT

Film

MOUNTAIN CAT

Directed by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
A troubled girl is taken to a local shaman for spiritual healing. Trapped by ancient beliefs, she finds…

NEH

Film

NEH

Directed by Jesse Gi
On a date, a young Korean American attempts to hide an embarrassing secret.

NO DOGS

Film

NO DOGS

Directed by Randal Kamradt
During the 1930 Watsonville race riots, a Filipina American woman seeks shelter at a diner.

NOSTALGIA

Film

NOSTALGIA

Directed by McFloyd Nguyen
A noodle shop owner must decide whether to let go of the past or be forever stranded in…

PINK & BLUE

Film

PINK & BLUE

Directed by Carmen LoBue
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple of color wrestles with how to raise their child in…

RASPBERRY

Film

RASPBERRY

Directed by Julian Doan
Undertakers wait on a family’s final farewells, as one son struggles to say goodbye to his dead father.
Pacific Cinewaves

RED HOUSE

Film

RED HOUSE

Directed by Gerard Elmore
When an addict sees someone struggling in the ocean, he is devastated to realize he’s incapable of saving…

RIVER

Film

RIVER

Directed by David Liu
Three siblings walk along the LA River, reminiscing about their late mother. One of them remembers her dream…

RUWATAN

Film

RUWATAN

Directed by Ernest Lesmana
Sri's weekly routine is to accompany her mother during alternative therapy. Today might be their last visit.
Narrative Features

A SHOT THROUGH THE WALL

Film

A SHOT THROUGH THE WALL

Directed by Aimee Long
A Chinese American police officer's life unravels after he accidentally shoots an innocent Black man.

SI

Film

SI

Directed by Thomas Kim
A young Asian American boy navigates his day after baseball practice with his friends, encountering microaggressions in seemingly…
Narrative Features

SILENT RIVER

Film

SILENT RIVER

Directed by Chris Chan Lee
In a strange world, one man’s struggle to reconcile with his wife becomes a journey for three strangers…
Pacific Cinewaves

RIVER OF SMALL GODS

Film

RIVER OF SMALL GODS

Directed by Bradley Tangonan
A Native Hawaiian woman is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve lava stones from a sacred riverbed…

SOAK

Film

SOAK

Directed by Hannah Bang
A teenager tries to convince her runaway mother to return home.

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

Film

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
A rebellious Korean American teenager discovers the complexities of her mother’s love.

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

Film

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

Directed by Jane Chow
In Los Angeles Chinatown, a lonely teenager tries to help her parents keep their seafood restaurant afloat during…

STILL ROLLING

Film

STILL ROLLING

Directed by Liang-Chun Lin
A rookie filmmaker recalls the challenges during a production, and questions her life decisions.

SUNDAY

Film

SUNDAY

Directed by Sean Wang
A young couple spends what could be their last night together in New York City.

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Film

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Directed by Nirav Bhakta
An undocumented convenience store clerk crashes into his subconscious as he grieves the death of his father.
Narrative Features

THE BADGER

Film

THE BADGER

Directed by Kazem Mollaie
Right before her second marriage, a woman discovers that her 11-year-old son has been kidnapped.

THE DAYS AFTER YOU

Film

THE DAYS AFTER YOU

Directed by Apoorva Gavarraju
A woman blames her terminally ill daughter for her husband abandoning them, and fantasizes if life might be…

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Film

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A young girl develops a friendship with a spirit who lives in an abandoned house.

THE LEAF

Film

THE LEAF

Directed by William J. Zang
A filmmaker’s inner struggle as an immigrant and filmmaker during COVID-19.

THINGS WE CARRY

Film

THINGS WE CARRY

Directed by Bo Yoon Ha
A closeted Korean woman returns home for her father's funeral, and uncovers a secret that reconnects her to…

UNMOTHERED

Film

UNMOTHERED

Directed by Urvashi Pathania
When a young woman goes back to India to immerse her mother's ashes, she discovers her funny family…
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

WATER LIKE FIRE

Film

WATER LIKE FIRE

Directed by Mitchel Viernes
FREE PROGRAM | A young surfer makes up for lost time with her estranged brother after he winds…

WINNING IN AMERICA

Film

WINNING IN AMERICA

Directed by Amrita Singh
While vying for a spot at the prestigious National Spelling Bee, a spelling champ clashes with her immigrant…

YOU AND I

Film

YOU AND I

Directed by Melanie Lim
After not seeing each other for twenty years, two friends meet for one night in Los Angeles, sparking…

ZONA

Film

ZONA

Directed by Masami Kawai
In the near-future Los Angeles, where a drought has worsened, an old immigrant woman braves the city to…