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A SHADOW’S GLOW

Film A SHADOW’S GLOW Directed by Cole Fourqurean, Josh Mizrahi A creature of shadow cares for a young spirit of light, guiding him home through a dark realm.

ACCIDENTALLY INTENTIONAL

Film ACCIDENTALLY INTENTIONAL Directed by Kevin Rahardjo A 16-year-old teenager is watching porn for the first time when accidentally the audio is connected to his…

ALL THE TIME

Film ALL THE TIME Directed by Anya Zulueta, Dominic Zulueta Tohru makes the most of his brief time with a family that he will come to see as…

ALL THIS WASTED SPACE

Film ALL THIS WASTED SPACE Directed by Cris Bringas The search for a burial token for her mother forces a woman to dig up a buried past…

ANCESTORS

Film ANCESTORS Directed by Emilio J. Virata, Jr. Reflections on Ancestry are expressed in this poem put to film.

APARTMENT 605

Film APARTMENT 605 Directed by Bianca Catbagan Mika visits their father’s apartment when they are interrupted by a stranger at the door.
Documentary Features

ASHIMA

Film ASHIMA Directed by Kenji Tsukamoto A year in the life of 13-year-old elite rock climber Ashima Shiraishi as she balances fame, career, and…

ASIAN BITCHES SPEAK

Film ASIAN BITCHES SPEAK Directed by Janet Chen (Ma) After generations of cultural silence, years of pandemic anxiety, and one anti-Asian hate crime, queer filmmaker Janet and…

BIRD DRONE

Film BIRD DRONE Directed by Radheya Jegatheva A lonely seagull struggles to accept that his newfound object of affection is a human-operated drone with a…

BUCKETS CITY

Film BUCKETS CITY Directed by Dave Quion The trials and tribulations of two best friends playing streetball against neighborhood bullies throughout their lives.

BUTTERFLY/BATAPLAI

Film BUTTERFLY/BATAPLAI Directed by Veialu Aila-Unsworth A Papua New Guinean/American woman challenges her evangelist father’s strict rules to find her voice as a makeup…
Pacific Cinewaves

COME TOGETHER

Film COME TOGETHER Directed by Honestine Pa'ala-Fraser Inspired by the 1978 documentary “Omai Fa’atasi: Samoa Mo Samoa,” a teenage girl growing up in a strict…

CROSSROADS

Film CROSSROADS Directed by Libby Chun On the eve of her 16th birthday, Shylo Song must decide whether she, her younger sister, and their…

DUDE, WHERE’S MY DOUBLES?

Film DUDE, WHERE’S MY DOUBLES? Directed by Kevin Ramlal Two friends navigate Los Angeles's expansive food scene in search of Doubles, a Trinidadian street food.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Film HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Directed by Camila Sagyntkan After the death of his love, a middle-aged man tries to find a new sense of life against…
Cinema Musica

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Film HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Directed by Anisha Adusumilli, Mukesh Vidyasagar A woman collects blessings from mother LA and gives them to her ancestors.
Documentary Features

HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY

Film HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY Directed by Shasha Li After wildfires force her to leave her home in Oregon, filmmaker Shasha reconnects with the rituals and the…
Pacific Cinewaves

HŌKŪELʻA: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR

Film HŌKŪELʻA: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR Directed by Ty Sanga Renowned navigator Nainoa Thompson and Wade Davis examine the mysteries of traditional wayfinding.
Documentary Features

HOME COURT

Film HOME COURT Directed by Erica Tanamachi Home Court traces the ascent of Ashley Chea, a Cambodian American basketball prodigy whose life intensifies amid recruitment, injury,…

HOMESTEAD

Film HOMESTEAD Directed by Justin Pascua A local farmer Liane works on her Japanese cucumber farm with only the help of her grandson Aiden,…

I LOVE YOU, YOUR KAMO

Film I LOVE YOU, YOUR KAMO Directed by Isaac Kau A 93-year old Taiwanese widow recounts her love story with her late husband and the sacrifices they made…
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

INKY PINKY PONKY – THE ODD ONE OUT

Film INKY PINKY PONKY – THE ODD ONE OUT Directed by Damon Fepulea'i, Ramon Te Wake A new fakaleiti student at St Valentines High causes a stir, as rugby players, gender fluidity, Island mums…

INTO THE EMERALD SEA

Film INTO THE EMERALD SEA Directed by Asuka Lin Suzu emerges from the ocean after a long disappearance, reuniting with their grandmother - who has reincarnated into a sea turtle.
Pacific Cinewaves

KAI HALIʻA (SEA OF MEMORY)

Film KAI HALIʻA (SEA OF MEMORY) Directed by Angelique Kalani Axelrode Through layers of space, time and memory across the ocean and ʻāina (land) on Maui, a diasporic Kānaka…

KILIG!

Film KILIG! Directed by Kacey Layson A film about a mother and daughter, meeting each other where they are.

KOWLOON!

Film KOWLOON! Directed by Erin Ramirez, Mona Xia As the biggest Chinese restaurant in the US, Kowloon represents the Wong family’s American Dream come true. However,…

LA NUEVA FLOR

Film LA NUEVA FLOR Directed by Emmanuel Enriquez Building upon their foundational roots, a family discusses their past, present, and future familial blooms.

LOLA

Film LOLA Directed by Grace Hanna A thirteen-year-old science prodigy is on a mission to cure her grandmother's dementia by traveling inside her grandma's…

LOVE WITHOUT WORDS

Film LOVE WITHOUT WORDS Directed by Bryan Takeda Upon reflection, a son expresses his gratitude and love for his father without words.
Narrative Features

MADINA

Film MADINA Directed by Aizhan Kassymbek Madina, a single mother whose day-to-day routine is a battle for survival with lack of confidence in the…
Pacific Cinewaves

MARAHORO

Film MARAHORO Directed by Sofía Rodríguez Pizero Marahoro is a 15-year-old Rapa-Nui boy who finds in an ancient holler the strength to confront his father's…

MY BROTHER

Film MY BROTHER Directed by Misa Tupou At rugby training, Malu knows time is against him, but his support for his sister Alofa will not…

NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN!

Film NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN! Directed by Bernice Ng A daughter uncovers her mother's tumultuous past in China, inspiring a collaborative book detailing survival, resilience, and triumph…

NO ESCAPE

Film NO ESCAPE Directed by Leena Kurishingal A couple's romantic weekend in the woods goes awry with an unwelcome spooky arrival.
Documentary Features

NOWHERE NEAR

Film NOWHERE NEAR Directed by Miko Revereza A poetic memoir through the lens of a stateless person returning to an estranged homeland.

OF SILENCE AND SONG

Film OF SILENCE AND SONG Directed by Dai Leyi A pregnant single mother grapples with revealing the truth to her family as she navigates a world embroiled…

PERFECT CITY: THE BRAVEST KID

Film PERFECT CITY: THE BRAVEST KID Directed by Shengwei Zhou Chased by a knife hand, a paper boy gradually finds out his biggest fear is the same as…

RALPH & BUG

Film RALPH & BUG Directed by Christine Thomas Yoon A former drug dealer turned “Urban Dad” group leader navigates unjust housing conditions with his eleven-year-old daughter in…
Pacific Cinewaves

RECLAIM

Film RECLAIM Directed by Geeta Gandbhir, Justyn Ah Chong Two young brothers in Hawai’i express their deep connection to their culture, language and land through a dedication…

ROCK THE CRADLE

Film ROCK THE CRADLE Directed by Asis Sethi When the grips of postpartum depression engulf a new struggling South Asian mother, she must learn to stay…
Narrative Features

SALLI

Film SALLI Directed by Chien-Hung Lien An online romance with a foreigner takes a lonely middle-aged chicken farmer to an unknown land. Despite everyone…
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

SHAKA, A STORY OF ALOHA

Film SHAKA, A STORY OF ALOHA Directed by Alexander Bocchieri Embark on a global quest that reveals the enchanting power of the Shaka gesture and why itʻs the…
Narrative Features

SMOKING TIGERS

Film SMOKING TIGERS Directed by So Young Shelly Yo Over one summer spent at an elite academic bootcamp, a lonely korean-american teenager hides her true identity to…

SPECIAL CAMP

Film SPECIAL CAMP Directed by Teresa Takaki Matsushima Special Camp, for the Asian American developmentally disabled, celebrates its 50th year in 2024.

SPORTS DAY

Film SPORTS DAY Directed by Jessica Wu A girl struggles for her mom's approval in a lively school sports event.

SQUEEGEE BOY

Film SQUEEGEE BOY Directed by Chung-Wei Huang On a quest for belonging and acceptance, a trans teenager yearns to become part of a tight-knit group…

STORIES TOLD, SECRETS KEPT

Film STORIES TOLD, SECRETS KEPT Directed by Patty Fong The appearance of mysterious documents revealed a Leong family history that was never discussed.

TEA STORY

Film TEA STORY Directed by Celina Lung In the city of New York, an immigrant dad, yearns for his American born daughter to accept the…

THANK YOU NEVER COME AGAIN

Film THANK YOU NEVER COME AGAIN Directed by Sky Xue During the pandemic, and before the BLM uprisings, a Chinese son searches for his father, who he fears…

THE 7TH NIGHT: MAOMAO REVISITS

Film THE 7TH NIGHT: MAOMAO REVISITS Directed by ahLoong This is a story about a little boy waiting for the return of his lost beloved cat MaoMao.

THE BOXER AND THE ASTRONAUT

Film THE BOXER AND THE ASTRONAUT Directed by Jake Muñoz Consing After a car accident, a paralyzed boxer struggles to regain his relationship with his 9-year-old son when his…
Documentary Features

THE GARDENER

Film THE GARDENER Directed by Derek Shimoda A whimsical immigrant forges a deep-rooted bond with nature when life gives him a bitter one.

THE NECTAR INSTEAD

Film THE NECTAR INSTEAD Directed by Yoo Lee A young fly gets trapped in the fly trap in the stop-motion studio only to have the existential…

THE ROCKY FELLERS

Film THE ROCKY FELLERS Directed by Florante Ibanez Before there were the Osmonds, Cowsills family bands or even the Jackson 5, the Rocky Fellers toured internationally,…

THỜI THƠ ẤU (CHILDHOOD)

Film THỜI THƠ ẤU (CHILDHOOD) Directed by Vi Tuong Bui Thời Thơ Ấu (Childhood) explores my understanding of my bố mẹ (parents) as people outside of their roles as…
Pacific Cinewaves

TUIA NGĀ HERE

Film TUIA NGĀ HERE Directed by Heriata Rurehe, Kura Turuwhenua When a young boy fears for his grandfather’s health he looks to the land to seek the cure
Narrative Features

WAKHRI

Film WAKHRI Directed by Iram Parveen Bilal A widowed school teacher becomes a viral sensation overnight when she accidentally unleashes her unabashed opinions on social…

WEATHER FORECAST: AUGMENTED!

Film WEATHER FORECAST: AUGMENTED! Directed by Pei-Lun Hsieh A girl working in a weather forecast studio discovers an augmented weather display system that can also change…

WINDHORSE

Film WINDHORSE Directed by Sunil Gurung Sonam and his estranged son Karma journey to ancestral monasteries in the mountains to light butter lamps in…