Section

Narrative Features

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of Narrative Feature films.

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.
Narrative Features

DAWNING

Film

DAWNING

Directed by Young Min Kim
Trauma therapist, Haejin Park, is forced to face her family's darkest past after she returns to her childhood…
Narrative Features

DEALING WITH DAD

Film

DEALING WITH DAD

Directed by Tom Huang
An Asian American family deals with the sudden clinical depression of their dad, who is actually a lot…
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ

Film

EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ

Directed by Alika Tengan
A young Hawaiian man is determined to give his life meaning outside Kaimukī, even if that means leaving…
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.
Narrative Features, Special Presentations

KODOMOBANPAKU

Film

KODOMOBANPAKU

Directed by Norikazu Oda
"Kodomobanpanpaku" is an event for children by children. Izumi, along with her friend Yuri, decide to organize it…
Narrative Features

MAIKA

Film

MAIKA

Directed by Ham Tran
Vietnam's first family sci-fi film about a boy who overcomes the loss of his mother when he helps…
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…
Narrative Features, Special Presentations

SALAAM BOMBAY!

Film

SALAAM BOMBAY!

Directed by Mira Nair
After destroying his older brother's motorbike in retaliation for his constant bullying, 11-year-old Krishna (Shafiq Syed) is sent…
Narrative Features

STAY THE NIGHT

Film

STAY THE NIGHT

Directed by Renuka Jeyapalan
After being snubbed from a promotion she was wishing for, Grace joins her friend for a night out.
Narrative Features

THE ASSAULT

Film

THE ASSAULT

Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
In a remote village buried in snow, a group of armed masked men seize an elementary school, taking…
Animation Programs, Narrative Features

THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Film

THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Directed by Satomi Maiya, Yutaro Kubo
Two realms exist in this beautifully magical yet dark fantasy world, where humans live on the Inside realm,…
Narrative Features

THE WORLD’S GREATEST

Film

THE WORLD’S GREATEST

Directed by Judy Lei, Kenneth Lei (Co-Director)
Eager to fit in, a NY Chinatown teenage loner struggles to find real friendship, love, and acceptance.