Section

Narrative Features

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of Narrative Feature films.

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.
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…
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.
Narrative Features

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS

Film

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS

Directed by Dante Basco
A romantic comedy following four Filipino American brothers and their lovers leading up to a wedding.
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
Joshua has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life and fears being alone after…
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…
Narrative Features

LISA MANIA

Film

LISA MANIA

Directed by Shaun Vivaris
A man seeking marriage advice is led down a rabbit hole of drug-fueled paranoia that threatens his mind,…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Narrative Features

TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

Film

TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

Directed by Bee Thiam Tan
Ah Bee goes on a comedic odyssey through Tiong Bahru Social Club, a data-driven project to create the…
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.
Narrative Features

THE MONSTERS WITHOUT

Film

THE MONSTERS WITHOUT

Directed by Randal Kamradt
When an ancient rogue monster threatens the world, a scrappy team called P.H.A.S.E. resolve to keep man and…
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…