All Films & Events

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


VC Presents

AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, REVISITED

Special Event

AMERICA’S CONCENTRATION CAMPS, REVISITED

In 1970, when Bob Suzuki from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) approached UCLA film school student and…

AND WE COLLIDE

Film

AND WE COLLIDE

Directed by Lanca Li
An unexpected tropical encounter sparks a fragile romance between a wanna-be astronaut and a village farm boy.

ANNAH LA JAVANAISE

Film

ANNAH LA JAVANAISE

Directed by Fatimah Tobing Rony
In 1893, a 13-year-old girl came to work for French painter Paul Gauguin as his maid and model.…
Narrative Features

ARISAKA

Film

ARISAKA

Directed by Mikhail Red
A policewoman must retrace the trail of the Bataan Death March in order to escape her captors.
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

Program

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary the Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists develops the next…
Shorts Programs, Special Presentations

ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND

Program

ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) together with WORLD Channel and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) have…
Documentary Features

BAD AXE

Film

BAD AXE

Directed by David Siev
This raw, slice of life documentary delivers a heart achingly beautiful story of a Cambodian-American family being tested…

BE FREE

Film

BE FREE

Directed by Michael Sun Lee
An old man finally wakes up.

beautiful country

Film

beautiful country

Directed by Jess X. Snow
In the height of pandemic, the relationship between an Asian American musician and activist deteriorates as they confront…

BEAUTY QUEEN

Film

BEAUTY QUEEN

Directed by Myra Aquino
Set in the Philippines during World War II, a young woman struggles to find purpose after losing her…

BINI-BAE-LAKI

Film

BINI-BAE-LAKI

Directed by Marc Nuñez
“Bini-Bae-Laki" is a dance film featuring a fusion of Filipinx folk, contemporary, and street styles. The movement qualities…
Cinema Musica

BLACK SEA GOLDEN LADDER: THE VISUAL ALBUM

Film

BLACK SEA GOLDEN LADDER: THE VISUAL ALBUM

Directed by Dahnu Graham, Hayden Aull, Huhana Ruri-Panapa, Marara Katipa, Nicole Horan, Thomas Rose, Xavier Horan
An exploration of the human experience that spans from childhood to death through the lens of seven Māori…
Cinema Musica, Shorts Programs

BODIES IN MOTION

Program

BODIES IN MOTION

A collection of dance films in which bodies—powerful, precarious, feeling, and knowing—move us.

BORN IN DAMASCUS

Film

BORN IN DAMASCUS

Directed by Laura Wadha
After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her Syrian cousin, their paths separated by…

BUSAN, 1999

Film

BUSAN, 1999

Directed by Thomas Kim
An expecting Korean-American woman returns to her mother's rustic home. They bathe and scrub each other, searching for…