Visual Communications relies on the growing support of our individual donors each year to keep our programs thriving and available in Los Angeles.
VC’s legacy is built upon what sets us apart and what we do best: and that is our VC Archives and our Filmmaker development programs.
Thirty women peacemakers, including Gloria Steinem, undertake a risky crossing of the DMZ from North to South Korea to end the world’s longest running war.View purchasing options for CROSSINGS Learn More
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
Animation Programs, Narrative Features
Two realms exist in this beautifully magical yet dark fantasy world, where humans live on the Inside realm, and demonic creatures live on the Outside.View purchasing options for THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE Learn More
Anti-Asian Hate, Documentary Features
80 YEARS LATER explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational conversations with survivors and their descendants.View purchasing options for 80 YEARS LATER Learn More
Sometimes the most intense storytelling happens when we close our eyes. These are reflections on the past, the future; and dangerous liaisons with monsters, the underworld, and within.View purchasing options for LIT AFTER DARK Learn More
Frame by frame. Pose by pose. Pixel by pixel. These are drawings that move and drawings that move us.
In our effort to engage against racism and anti-Asian hate, Visual Communications and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presents these films that display our communities’ agency and resiliency to heal trauma and harm. We are grateful for these filmmakers in creating stories and dialogues towards impact and change.
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.