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7LBS 8OZ

Film 7LBS 8OZ Directed by Yoo Lee When a young mother moves into a neighborhood, her preconceptions are challenged by the neighbors who show her…

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.

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…

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…

CARE

Film CARE Directed by Kent Donguines Kalinga shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as…
Documentary Features

CROSSINGS

Film CROSSINGS Directed by Deann Borshay Liem Thirty women peacemakers, including Gloria Steinem, undertake a risky crossing of the DMZ from North to South Korea…

CROSSWINDS

Film CROSSWINDS Directed by Candace Ho On the eve of her move out of LA, a second generation Chinese American woman learns how to…

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…

DEAR MAMA

Film DEAR MAMA Directed by Winter Dunn The death of Tupac draws different reactions from a father and his young daughter, forcing them to confront…

DIKIT

Film DIKIT Directed by Gabriela Serrano A young woman with a monstrous secret desperately longs for a new body.

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.

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…

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…

EUREKA

Film EUREKA Directed by Miida Chu A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of…

GIRL IN THE WATER

Film GIRL IN THE WATER Directed by Shi-Rou Huang In a room full of torn walls, the woman recalls some ups and downs of love while she…

GOOD TASTE

Film GOOD TASTE Directed by Seonjae Kim An Asian woman goes home with an attractive white couple to have a hot threesome, only to discover…

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.

KANG BLUE

Film KANG BLUE Directed by Kyung-Ja (KJ) Lee A 4-year-old Asian girl, separated from her daddy (ER doctor), matures after experiencing COVID-related racism and trauma during…

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…

MORENA

Film MORENA Directed by Nicole Mairose Dizon After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race…

MY AI LOVER

Film MY AI LOVER Directed by Chouwa Liang During their special "dates" with their artificially intelligent companions, three young Chinese women reflect on the uniqueness and…

PLUM TOWN

Film PLUM TOWN Directed by Kelly Yu A young land developer returns to his childhood home in the Chinese countryside to convince his father to…
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…
Pacific Cinewaves

SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Film SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE Directed by Corinne Chin Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). For HSL's last remaining users, it's a…

SINCERELY MINÉ OKUBO

Film SINCERELY MINÉ OKUBO Directed by Yuka Murakami Biographical film on the career of Japanese-American artist Miné Okubo, who is best known for "Citizen 13660” (1946)…

SUNRISE IN MY MIND

Film SUNRISE IN MY MIND Directed by Danech San A young beautician working late at night gives into her restrained interest in a deliveryman who spends his…

SURRENDER

Film SURRENDER Directed by Jess Dang A recovering compulsive gambler responds to her past trauma after 100 days of abstinence.

TAROT

Film TAROT Directed by Dorothy Xiao A woman summons a special guest to help her make a choice, and ends up getting an answer…

THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT

Film THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT Directed by Fawzia Mirza All cards are on the table when a queer Muslim woman brings her partner home for the first…
Documentary Features

THIS STAINED DAWN

Film THIS STAINED DAWN Directed by Anam Abbas Karachi’s feminists organise a woman’s march, facing Pakistan’s radical religious right. A philosophical work, This Stained Dawn is…

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.