Genre

Women

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.