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A ROADSIDE BANQUET

Film A ROADSIDE BANQUET Directed by Peiqi Peng An eleven years old Chinese girl turns into a feather duster at her baby brother's first birthday party,…

BENTOBOX

Film BENTOBOX Directed by Olivia Owyeung Set in the late 90s of rural Jersey, a ten-year old biracial Japanese-American boy begins rejecting his mother's lunches.
Documentary Programs

BIG FIGHT IN LITTLE CHINATOWN

Film BIG FIGHT IN LITTLE CHINATOWN Directed by Karen Cho All across the globe, Chinatowns are under threat of disappearing – and along with them, the rich history…

BIRDSONG

Film BIRDSONG Directed by Omi Zola Gupta, Sparsh Ahuja Birdsong is an intimate portrait of the dying whistled language of the Hmong people in northern Laos.

BUS ’83

Film BUS ’83 Directed by Minha Song The story follows Yong-shik, A burnt-out salaryman, who goes on an unexpected trip with his friend, Deok-jin, to…
Cinema Musica

CAN’T WAIT

Film CAN’T WAIT Directed by & Edwin “Sadboiii” Martinez, Lavelle “Velle Vell” Gamble, Mewael “Mobeats” Michael, Stephanie “Soultree” Camba, Uran “Kabashi” Kabashi Nostalgia and Nature intertwine in this jazzy Chicagoan music video that explores mental health, herbalism, and the relationships…
Cinema Musica

CHIJUYAA

Film CHIJUYAA Directed by Brandon Ufugusuku Ing Chijuyaa – the plover. Descendants of Okinawan immigrants in Hawai‘i perform a traditional Ryūkyūan song and dance, evoking…

EID MUBARAK

Film EID MUBARAK Directed by Mahnoor Euceph A privileged six-year-old Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten…

EYECATCHER

Film EYECATCHER Directed by Jun Shimizu In the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles, a young woman must protect her ailing father from a sinister…
Narrative Programs

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Film GOLDEN DELICIOUS Directed by Jason Karman When basketball-obsessed Aleks moves in across the street, Asian-Canadian teen Jake finds himself trying out for the basketball…
Documentary Programs

IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM

Film IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM Directed by Alaudin Ullah, Vivek Bald A New York actor and playwright investigates the pasts of his Bangladeshi immigrant parents, unearthing a lost history…

MOM, IF I WERE A VAMPIRE

Film MOM, IF I WERE A VAMPIRE Directed by Deborah Devyn Chuang An insecure teenage girl dislikes her disapproving mother, and vows to be nothing like her. When she meets…

TRENTON: TO THE MOON & BACK

Film TRENTON: TO THE MOON & BACK Directed by Josh Leong Two indigenous brothers from the Solomon Islands escape a cult posing as a leadership training organization, finding refuge…

NAI / MILK

Film NAI / MILK Directed by Michelle Ang A single woman struggles to bridge the cultural and societal expectations of motherhood in a western setting as…

NEVER SAY CRY

Film NEVER SAY CRY Directed by Ziyao Liu When mom's temporary visit turns into an indefinite stay due to the pandemic, Lei is forced to confront…

OFF HOLLYWOOD: THE UNDOCUMENTED JOURNEY OF HOPE

Film OFF HOLLYWOOD: THE UNDOCUMENTED JOURNEY OF HOPE Directed by Tatyana Kim A gifted musician from Kazakhstan is struggling to find cash-paying jobs that would help him and his two-year-old…

OTHER HOMES

Film OTHER HOMES Directed by Joseph Youngjune Lee In the winter of the Korean War, a North Korean family escapes to the sea, where they must…
Narrative Programs

RAGING GRACE

Film RAGING GRACE Directed by Paris Zarcilla An undocumented Filipina lands a job as a care-worker for a terminal old man, securing a better life…
Narrative Programs

RED, WHITE & BRASS

Film RED, WHITE & BRASS Directed by Damon Fepulea'i Maka, a Tongan superfan, will do whatever it takes to get tickets to the Tonga v France Rugby…
Special Presentations

REFUGE AFTER WAR

Film REFUGE AFTER WAR Directed by Thanh Tan Refuge After War examines the experiences of Vietnamese and Afghan refugees forced to flee and resettle in Washington…

SHALLOTS AND GARLIC

Film SHALLOTS AND GARLIC Directed by Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto When polar opposite sisters Nur and Karina reunite for their grandparents' wedding anniversary dinner, Karina starts itching and…

SOUL FOOD

Film SOUL FOOD Directed by Emily Teera A magical realist story that follows a mother and daughter, as they try to reconcile their imperfect relationship…
Narrative Programs

THE CLOUD MESSENGER

Film THE CLOUD MESSENGER Directed by Rahat Mahajan Star-crossed lovers meet across time, space and ancient myth in this visually stunning, romantically ravishing journey through the…

THE OLD YOUNG CROW

Film THE OLD YOUNG CROW Directed by Liam LoPinto An Iranian boy befriends an old Japanese woman at a graveyard in Tokyo.

THE UNREACHABLE STAR

Film THE UNREACHABLE STAR Directed by Sharon Park Inspired by the grand tales of Don Quixote, a brother and sister set off in search of adventure…
Narrative Programs

THE VILLAGE

Film THE VILLAGE Directed by Seric Aprymov The young director receives a task to make a film and finds himself in an unfamiliar environment -…
Pacific Cinewaves

THE VOYAGER’S LEGACY

Film THE VOYAGER’S LEGACY Directed by Bailey Poching In 1970’s Auckland New Zealand, an immigrant family endeavors to give their story a fairytale ending.

THE WIND CARRIES US HOME

Film THE WIND CARRIES US HOME Directed by Udval Altangerel Through rituals of birth and death, the filmmaker and her family reconnect with their ancestral land in the…

TO WRITE FROM MEMORY

Film TO WRITE FROM MEMORY Directed by Emory Chao Johnson Complicated memories of the past seep into a quotidian flow despite efforts to move onward.
Documentary Programs

ZERO WASTE

Film ZERO WASTE Directed by Danny Kim (김동현) To better understand how so many recyclables still end up in our ocean and landfill, director Danny Kim…