Genre

Women

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.
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.

AND THEN

Film

AND THEN

Directed by Jenn Ravenna Tran
Two artists serendipitously meet over and over again in the vibrant nightscape of Tokyo.

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…

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.
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.

CLOSING ANNISA

Film

CLOSING ANNISA

Directed by Sophie Luo
Acclaimed chef Anita Lo says goodbye to her fine dining restaurant Annisa, after 17 years in New York's…

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…

OH MYH DATING HELL

Film

OH MYH DATING HELL

Directed by Nikki Flinn
A modern-day dating adventure with Myh, who navigates dating apps, overly involved parents, and cultural mishaps in her…
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.

EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS

Film

EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS

Directed by Sonny Calvento
A contractual saleslady unearths the secret to regularization.
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

FUJIN

Film

FUJIN

Directed by Rachel Makana'aloha O Kauikeolani Nakawatase
The filmmaker's great-grandmother and aunties get ready for a night out.

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…

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.

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…

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.

LATA

Film

LATA

Directed by Alisha Tejpal
As doors consistently open and close around her, a domestic worker navigates her way through an upper class…
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…

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…
Documentary Features

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Film

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Directed by Jeff Mizushima
The life and work of the extraordinary Japanese artist Lun*na Menoh, showcasing her uniquely individual artistic career and…
Pacific Cinewaves

MAHÅLANG

Film

MAHÅLANG

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

NO DOGS

Film

NO DOGS

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

NOOR & LAYLA

Film

NOOR & LAYLA

Directed by Fawzia Mirza
Noor & Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women,…

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Film

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Directed by Alex Westfall
Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life of young Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife…

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.
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.

STILL ROLLING

Film

STILL ROLLING

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

Film

THE COCKTAIL PARTY

Directed by Jessica Sanders
A cocktail party turns into an unexpected martial arts action film.

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 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…

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…