Welcome to the 39th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival!
Linda with Festival Staff (2002). Source: Visual Communications Photographic Archive
Dear Festival Artists and Guests,
Welcome to the 39th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
This year we continue to uplift Linda Mabalot’s regenerative impact and cultural abundance to Visual Communications and our communities. Linda Mabalot was the beloved Executive Director of Visual Communications from the mid-’80s until her passing in 2003.
This year commemorates the 20th year since Linda became an ancestor.
Linda was always looking towards the future by cultivating what she called “youngbloods”, an emerging generation to carry forward the mission. Her super power was to make you believe that you also had super powers. She believed in you before you believed in yourself.
The Festival’s Renewal towards joy and wellness reflect Linda’s vision of creating community with Artists and Allies. We rededicate our renewed work and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to Linda’s everlasting values.
– VC Staff