Free/Pay What You Can Programs

Free/Pay What You Can film programs are available on a first come, first-served basis.

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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…
VC Presents

ONE SQUARE MILE; 10,000 VOICES

Special Event

ONE SQUARE MILE; 10,000 VOICES

This interactive documentary experience layers voices from Manzanar’s past and present over the physical landscape, and interweaves them…
Shorts Programs, Cinema Musica

BODIES IN MOTION

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BODIES IN MOTION

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

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2021

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DIGITAL HISTORIES 2021

Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the Digital Histories world premieres center the unique voices and perspectives of older…
VC Presents, Shorts Programs

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

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DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

Digital Histories is a mechanism for Asian and Pacific Islander older adults to use their unique voices and…
VC Presents, Shorts Programs

FRAN ROCKSTAR!

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FRAN ROCKSTAR!

Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of…
VC Presents, Shorts Programs

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

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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

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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…
Shorts Programs

FROM VISIONS TO REEL

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FROM VISIONS TO REEL

A legacy program with the film festival that has welcomed award-winning filmmakers early in their career. Experience storytelling…
Shorts Programs, Pacific Cinewaves

INDIGENOUS NOW!

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INDIGENOUS NOW!

Take a trip from Fiji to the Philippines with these cinematic reflections from indigenous voices from different parts…
Shorts Programs, Pacific Cinewaves

PACIFIC CINEWAVES SHORTS

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PACIFIC CINEWAVES SHORTS

Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.
Special Presentations

LAST LESSON

Film

LAST LESSON

Directed by Ruslan Akun
Last Lesson is about the life of high school students, their concerns and dreams.
Narrative Features, Special Presentations

KODOMOBANPAKU

Film

KODOMOBANPAKU

Directed by Norikazu Oda
"Kodomobanpanpaku" is an event for children by children. Izumi, along with her friend Yuri, decide to organize it…
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

WATERMAN

Film

WATERMAN

Directed by Isaac Halasima
Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero.

HIDDEN WOUNDS

Film

HIDDEN WOUNDS

Directed by Richard Lui
HIDDEN WOUNDS is a revealing documentary on how to see and talk about mental wellness.
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…