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All Films & Events: Browse all of the films and events of LAAPFF, in alphabetical order.

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R3:NEWAL: Searching for wellness and joy at the Festival continues with our growing practice of restoration, regeneration, and renewal. For this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, we renew C3:Conference for Creative Content by disrupting it. Instead of C3:Conference, Visual Communications presents R3:NEWAL, a series of restorative activities and gatherings to connect peoples as themselves, instead of our titles as artists and creators.

Armed With a Camera vol. 2023: Visual Communications is proud to host an encore presentation of the projects from last year’s Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship, a program founded to guide the next generation of Asian & Pacific Islander artists to connect communities through the power of our stories.

Digital Histories 2023: Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the Digital Histories world premieres center the unique voices and perspectives of older adults, and proudly shares their stories with the generations to come.

Pacific Cinewaves: In our fortified commitment to amplify Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Pacific Cinewaves programming celebrates stories and storytellers emerging from Hawai’i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Guåhan (Guam), Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Samoa, and throughout the Pacific region.

VC Archives: The VC Archives serves as an integral part of our documentary-based production activities as we have documented various Asian American social movements and communities in California. Additionally, preserved films and videos were used for education and organizing work around setting up ethnic studies programs on local campuses, city redevelopment issues, the redress campaign for Japanese Americans interned during World War II, and the declaration of martial law in the Philippines. VC’s own past in media, narrative films, documentaries and educational projects are intertwined with the Asian Pacific American movements of the 1970s, and in itself represents a rich resource of the APA movements for students, researchers, and filmmakers. Selections from the archive will be on-view throughout the festival.