Genre

Coming of Age

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…

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…

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.

de closin night

Film

de closin night

Directed by Shicong Zhu
A Chinese theater student tries to Americanize her accent for a performance so hard that the line between…

ELVIS OF LAOS

Film

ELVIS OF LAOS

Directed by Van Ditthavong
Through dance and conversations - a famous Lao singer, his son, and granddaughter examine the artist's inspirations after…

FIRSTS

Film

FIRSTS

Directed by Jesse Ung
A closeted Chinese international student living in New Zealand plans to lose his virginity to a stranger that…

HOLY COWBOYS

Film

HOLY COWBOYS

Directed by Varun Chopra
In small-town India, where cows are considered sacred, a teenaged boy treads the world of vigilantism to become…

HOW SMALL!

Film

HOW SMALL!

Directed by Charlene Xu
A young woman reminisces about her deceased grandmother, whose volatile personality troubled and confused her as a child.
Narrative Features

ISTIKHARA, NEW YORK

Film

ISTIKHARA, NEW YORK

Directed by Yasir Masood
Reza, a twenty year old aspiring broadway actor and a food delivery courier hustles to make ends meet.

LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOLER

Film

LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOLER

Directed by Sanjna Bharadwaj
A girl with magic eyelashes is exploited for them by her school, her community, and eventually the government.

LONG LINE OF LADIES

Film

LONG LINE OF LADIES

Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, Shaandiin Tome
Long Line of Ladies is a stigma-breaking, female-directed short documentary that gives viewers a glimpse into the story…

MAN BROWS

Film

MAN BROWS

Directed by Rohan Srinivasan
An Indian-American teenager is forced to confront his "masculine" insecurities when he gets his eyebrows threaded.

NOTHING BUT EMPTY ROAD

Film

NOTHING BUT EMPTY ROAD

Directed by Cole Bacani
Vanessa hasn't seen her dad in years until the night of her premiere, and now he only has…

POACHERS

Film

POACHERS

Directed by Tiffany Lin
During the summer before college, two best friends come across a unique business opportunity: illegally harvesting and selling…
Narrative Features

RAYDIO

Film

RAYDIO

Directed by Kaidi ZHAN
Ray and Dio, father and son, work the day and night shifts respectively. Both reticent and emotionless, they…

REIWA 9000

Film

REIWA 9000

Directed by Ray Yamamoto
Per the request of his grandmother, a Japanese-American man goes to the beach in Los Angeles

SKIN CAN BREATH

Film

SKIN CAN BREATH

Directed by Chheangkea Ieng
A Cambodian-American teenager finds home inside the water of his high school pool.
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

SURF NATION

Film

SURF NATION

Directed by Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr., Jessica Q. Chen
With surfing being included in the Olympics for the first time, a coming of age story unfolds as…
Pacific Cinewaves

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Film

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Directed by Nancy Thompson
An artistic look at one of the South Pacific Islands’ age old traditional practices of creating tapa cloth,…

THE LIFE I KNOW

Film

THE LIFE I KNOW

Directed by Animation Director: Cami Kwan, Marie Jamora
A stop-motion animated music video for the Filipino band, The Itchyworms.

VARIOUS SHADES OF OFF-WHITE

Film

VARIOUS SHADES OF OFF-WHITE

Directed by Charlie Pu
What does it mean to be connected to culture?
Animation Programs

w(HO)

Film

w(HO)

Directed by Candace Ho
Unpack one Ho’s journey with womanhood, internalized misogyny and sexuality from childhood to adulthood.