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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.
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…
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.

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.
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.
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…

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…

EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS

Film EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS Directed by Sonny Calvento A contractual saleslady unearths the secret to regularization.

F1-100

Film F1-100 Directed by Emory Chao Johnson Video, illustration, and animation are interwoven in this intimate portrait of an international art student carrying a heavy…
Pacific Cinewaves

FANA’GUYAN

Film FANA’GUYAN Directed by Dakota Camacho A short dance film that explores ending violence and generating healing through embodiment, intimacy, and ancestral creativity.
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…

FUGETSU-DO

Film FUGETSU-DO Directed by Kaia Rose An intimate portrait of the 117-year-old Japanese sweet shop that has become a memory bank for the Little…

GOLD

Film GOLD Directed by Leslie Alejandro A girl stuck inside a 1950s skin-whitening soap commercial breaks free of the media format in order to…
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.

HINGA

Film HINGA Directed by Sammay Dizon During COVID-19, a community grapples with the complexity of grief and the necessary steps towards collective healing.

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.

KEEP SARAY HOME

Film KEEP SARAY HOME Directed by Brian Redondo Three refugee families in the outskirts of Boston face the impending threat of deportation.
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…
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…
Documentary Features

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Film MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST Directed by Ann Kaneko Native Americans, Japanese American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists fight to defend their land and water from Los Angeles.
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

OPHIR

Film OPHIR Directed by Alexandre Berman, Olivier Pollet FREE PROGRAM | An extraordinary revolution leading up to the potential creation of the world’s newest nation in…
Documentary Features

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Film LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES Directed by Suzanne Joe Kai A portrait of Ben Fong-Torres, Rolling Stone's legendary writer and first music editor, during rock and roll's great…

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…
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…

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.

STILL ROLLING

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

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.

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.
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…
Documentary Features

WUHAN WUHAN

Film WUHAN WUHAN Directed by Yung Chang A documentation of life at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown in Wuhan, China.

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…