HBO APA Visionaries 2021


Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

In a unique filmmaker support initiative between Visual Communications and HBO, we present the finalist films from the fifth annual HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition, which exemplified this year’s competition theme of “Taking the Lead.” After screening at LAAPFF, these films will debut on HBO Max on September 27.

In this program


Directed by Jess X. Snow

Haunted by their childhood memories, a Chinese American pop star returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father.


Directed by Jesse Gi

On a date, a young Korean American attempts to hide an embarrassing secret.


Directed by Urvashi Pathania

When a young woman goes back to India to immerse her mother’s ashes, she discovers her funny family has kept a serious secret.

Dates & Times
Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center

Saturday | September 25, 2021
7:00 pm

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