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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…
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…

DEAR NANAY

Film DEAR NANAY Directed by Frances Grace Mortel A love letter explores the filmmaker's early memories in the Philippines and her search for refuge from pandemic…

ECHOLOCATION

Film ECHOLOCATION Directed by Nadia Shihab An exploration of loss and regeneration told through still images, field recordings, and What’s App voice notes.

EIEN

Film EIEN Directed by Emily Okamoto, Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai Informed by the Japanese internment during World War II, 永遠 Eien (meaning “forever”) explores a processing of our…

EMPIRE OF MY MELODIOUS MIND

Film EMPIRE OF MY MELODIOUS MIND Directed by Jeannette Louie In the space of a moment, perception embarks on an epic journey through the memories forming the identity…

EYES AND HORNS

Film EYES AND HORNS Directed by Chaerin Im The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur, inspired by Picasso’s print series ‘Vollard Suite’, leads to the destruction…

FATHER

Film FATHER Directed by Jackii Chun A college basketball star struggles to define his sense of purpose under the pressures of family legacy.

hey there

Film hey there Directed by Kitty Hu a conversational exploration of inner child work through the lens of grief, love and community.

HK UPRISING

Film HK UPRISING Directed by TT Takemoto A tribute to the ongoing protests taking place in Hong Kong.

IN LIVING MEMORY

Film IN LIVING MEMORY Directed by Quyên Nguyen-Le After the closure of their mother’s nail salon at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, a queer filmmaker…

LET ME TAKE YOU HOME

Film LET ME TAKE YOU HOME Directed by Evelyn Hang Yin In the dreamscape of an old Chinatown, Ah Yeh finds home to his granddaughter.
Pacific Cinewaves

MY DOG HAS FLEAS

Film MY DOG HAS FLEAS Directed by Justin Pascua Upon her arrival from the mainland to her birthplace, a half Hawaiian young woman is frowned upon by…

O~FORTUNA

Film O~FORTUNA Directed by Che Chen A musician who lose passion about life, accidentally fall out of winnow and goes through a journey of…
Special Presentations

Re:collections

Film Re:collections Directed by Yo-Yo Lin 林友友 Amid a pandemic, a Taiwanese-American artist returns to her motherland, navigating medical and familial wounds and discovering ancient…

REMEMBER

Film REMEMBER Directed by Jessica Sanders Visual Poem by Jessica Sanders, poetry by Joy Harjo, the first US Native American Poet Laureate.

to peer through veils

Film to peer through veils Directed by Marissa Osato An internal awakening to the shadows of history in Little Tokyo and WWII-era Bronzeville.

WO

Film WO Directed by Jiemin Yang Wo/我 is an autobiographical short dance film that explores sexual identity and navigates family expectation of a Chinese…