Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of the Digital Histories program, Frances Ito. Ito, who will celebrate her 90th birthday this year, will also celebrate the world premiere of her 12th film at this year’s fest.View purchasing options for FRAN ROCKSTAR! Learn More
Whether assembled through home video in Syria, audio recordings in Texas, or with visionary animation from Singapore, these works gently invite you over the traditional line of nonfiction storytelling;View purchasing options for THE LOOK AND SOUND OF TRUTH Learn More
Frame by frame. Pose by pose. Pixel by pixel. These are drawings that move and drawings that move us.
C3 is a space for creators to converge and celebrate creative communities. Connect with us throughout the Festival by engaging in virtual and in-person panels and conversations.
This year’s Documentary Features are distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today.
Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of Narrative Feature films.
In our fortified commitment to amplify Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Pacific Cinewaves programming celebrates stories and storytellers emerging from Hawai’i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Guåhan (Guam), Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Samoa, and throughout the Pacific region.
Our Shorts Programs range over a wide scope of stories and expressions. From stories of distinctly local flavors to tales from faraway worlds, our selection of shorts offer a variety of urban, rural, and alternative perspectives.
Pay special attention to our Special Presentations as we revisit stories from our heritage, history and identities, and discover how they still hold true to the stories we try to tell today.
VC's legacy is built upon what sets us part and what we do best: and that is our VC Archives and our Filmmaker development programs dedicated to emerging voices (AWC) and our beloved elders (Digital Histories). This section is anchored by a restoration photo sculpture, AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, by Robert A. Nakamura.