All Films & Events

Listed here are all the Festival film and events, in alphabetical order.


154 DAYS

Film

154 DAYS

Directed by Hana Tong
The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the Chinese American Veterans of World War II in recognition of…

40 14 TANGO IN TORRANCE

Film

40 14 TANGO IN TORRANCE

Directed by Teresa Takaki Matsushima
Old age is not for sissies. 40 14 TANGO IN TORRANCE follow the director’s mother, a ballroom dancer,…

“71º10’21”N (LAND OF THE NORTH STAR)

Film

“71º10’21”N (LAND OF THE NORTH STAR)

Directed by Frances Ito
With temperatures in the 40’s in the Arctic Zone in the summer, the midnight sun never sets. Journey…

7LBS 8OZ

Film

7LBS 8OZ

Directed by Yoo Lee
When a young mother moves into a neighborhood, her preconceptions are challenged by the neighbors who show her…
Documentary Features

80 YEARS LATER

Film

80 YEARS LATER

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
80 YEARS LATER explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational…

A GUIDE FOR WHEN IMMIGRANTS BECOME ANCESTORS

Film

A GUIDE FOR WHEN IMMIGRANTS BECOME ANCESTORS

Directed by Iliana Garcia
An intimate portrait of a fourth-generation Mexican Filipino American, as they navigate what it means to inherit an…
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

A LONG MARCH

Film

A LONG MARCH

Directed by TS Botkin
Many Philippine migration stories, here in California and across the nation, are linked to the thousands of Filipino…

A NEW NORMAL

Film

A NEW NORMAL

Directed by Asavari Kumar
A story about warmth, hope and family in the new normal.

A SHADOW FOLLOWING THE LIGHT IN THE LITTLE TOKYO RIVER

Film

A SHADOW FOLLOWING THE LIGHT IN THE LITTLE TOKYO RIVER

Directed by Jeff Chop
Tongva/ Kizh talk stories, tales told by Mexicans and later, Issei settlers, told again and again, the legends…
Animation Programs

A THOUSAND CARS AT NIGHT LOOKS LIKE A MOVING TRAIN

Film

A THOUSAND CARS AT NIGHT LOOKS LIKE A MOVING TRAIN

Directed by Colin Wang, Max DeFalco
A homeless man, chronic daydreamer, aspiring fisherman, stumbles upon guidance from an eccentric self-help program.

A video segment from: Relative Audience

Film

A video segment from: Relative Audience

Directed by Marina Fukushima
With portraiture and dance, the video reflects on the uncertainties of aging and the difficulties of caring for…

THE ABSENCE OF MEMORY

Film

THE ABSENCE OF MEMORY

Directed by Brian Yulo Ng
The film collects multiple different memories and recollections of soldiers manifested through animation as a means to recreate…
Pacific Cinewaves

ALA MOANA BOYS

Film

ALA MOANA BOYS

Directed by Keliʻi Grace
In 1930s Hawaii, five local boys accused of raping a young white woman are freed after the jury…

ALL I EVER WANTED

Film

ALL I EVER WANTED

Directed by Erin Lau
Romcom obsessed Christine always longed for the picture-perfect romance, but she's confronted with the fact that her ideal…

ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING

Film

ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING

Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
A coming-of-age crime drama, fiercely driven Alice Kim battles class, race, family pressure to become a drug dealer…