Genre

Family

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.

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…
Narrative Features

AMERICANISH

Film

AMERICANISH

Directed by Iman Zawahry
Career-driven sisters and their newly-immigrated cousin must navigate the conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family.

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…

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Film

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia
Sandra's father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country's cultural landscape.
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

CANE FIRE

Film

CANE FIRE

Directed by Anthony Banua-Simon
FREE PROGRAM | An examination of the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi.
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…
Documentary Features

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Film

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
FREE PROGRAM | Adulteress, traitor, heroine, or prey? In 1932, Celine Navarro was buried alive by her community…

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.
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…

FLUID

Film

FLUID

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

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.

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…

HOMEGOING

Film

HOMEGOING

Directed by Yeon Park
Amidst the pandemic, a couple finds themselves stuck in a place thousands of miles from their homeland.
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

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…
Pacific Cinewaves

LONGING FOR HAWAIʻI

Film

LONGING FOR HAWAIʻI

Directed by Katia Barricklow
In the face of colonial erasure, one family’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the…
Narrative Features

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Film

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Directed by Patricio Ginelsa
A crime fighter armed with lumpia teams up with a high school student to prevent a syndicate from…
Pacific Cinewaves

MAHÅLANG

Film

MAHÅLANG

Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
A love letter to Guam through the lens of contemporary dance.

MANGO BABY

Film

MANGO BABY

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

NIGHT & DAY

Film

NIGHT & DAY

Directed by Paolo Bitanga
A mother′s home comes alive once a year, when her many children return for the holidays and play…

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…

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.

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.
Pacific Cinewaves

STRANDED ON THE MAINLAND

Film

STRANDED ON THE MAINLAND

Directed by Alexis Si'i
After seeking medical help in America, a young woman and her father have no way back to American…
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 FOURFOLD

Film

THE FOURFOLD

Directed by Alisi Telengut
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous…
Special Presentations

THE RESCUE

Film

THE RESCUE

Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
FREE PROGRAM | THE RESCUE chronicles the enthralling story that transfixed the world: the daring rescue of twelve…

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…

TO KNOW HER

Film

TO KNOW HER

Directed by Natalie A. Chao
A poetic exploration of the camera's gaze and a family's relationship with the filmmaker's mother.
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…