Genre

Experimental

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

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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

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ECHOLOCATION

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

EIEN

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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

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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

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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

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FATHER

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

hey there

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hey there

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

HK UPRISING

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HK UPRISING

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

IN LIVING MEMORY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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to peer through veils

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

WO

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WO

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