Genre

Documentary

Chinese, Documentaries, Free, Mental Health, Shorts

奶奶 (NAI NAI)

Film

奶奶 (NAI NAI)

Directed by Wyatt Wu
Chinese immigrant grandmother, Chu-Ming Wu, has always been a woman in control. But her grasp of reality and…
Documentaries, Shorts

24-HOUR WORKDAY

Film

24-HOUR WORKDAY

Directed by Zishun Ning
How can 24-hour workdays exist in the 21st century? In the progressive state of New York, many home…
Documentaries, Korean, Shorts

6,000 MILES

Film

6,000 MILES

Directed by Dawn Suhyun Shim
After 30 years of indifference, an estranged mother decides to participate in her daughter's passion for photography in…
Documentaries

BLOWIN’ UP

Film

BLOWIN’ UP

Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
Arrested in police raids for prostitution-related offenses, the women in Judge Toko Serita’s court are presented with three…
Cham, Documentaries, Indian, Local, Mental Health, Narratives, Shorts

BRING IT HOME (SHORTS)

Program

BRING IT HOME (SHORTS)

Organic, locally grown films about the Pacific Northwest. Co-presented by International Examiner and ACRS
Documentaries, Filipino, LGBTQ

CALL HER GANDA

Film

CALL HER GANDA

Directed by PJ Raval
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested…
Documentaries

DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES

Film

DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES

Directed by Harleen Singh
With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, meet three talented artists—a Sikh, a woman,…
Chinese, Documentaries, Free, Korean, Mental Health, Narratives, Shorts

FAMILY PORTRAITS (FREE SHORTS)

Program

FAMILY PORTRAITS (FREE SHORTS)

The joys and heartaches of being part of a family. Free programs are first come, first seated. Seating...
Documentaries, Vietnamese

FINDING THE VIRGO

Film

FINDING THE VIRGO

Directed by Barre Fong
Vietnamese boat refugees were rescued at sea, close to death, by the U.S. based cargo ship LNG Virgo…
Documentaries, Local, Mental Health, Shorts

GAPS

Film

GAPS

Directed by Peter Trinh
We don't talk about mental health in the Asian community. This is particularly true of Alzheimer’s disease which…
Documentaries, Japanese, Shorts

JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN

Film

JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN

Directed by Cory Shiozaki
Jeff Imada was a pre-med student at UCLA before an opportunity to work as an extra on a…
Chinese, Documentaries, Free, Shorts

KEEPSAKE

Film

KEEPSAKE

Directed by Megan Lau
Full of food and hopes, this documentary follows three Asian Europeans from different generations who recount their ongoing…
Documentaries, LGBTQ, Tongan

LEITIS IN WAITING

Film

LEITIS IN WAITING

Directed by Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson, Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Meet Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide...
Chinese, Documentaries, Japanese, Local, Narratives, Shorts

LIMITLESS (SHORTS)

Program

LIMITLESS (SHORTS)

Limitless showcases people who have pushed themselves past their limits in power lifting, kyudo, bodybuilding, and sumo. Limitless...
Free, Korean, Narratives, Shorts

LIQUOR STORE BABIES

Film

LIQUOR STORE BABIES

Directed by So Yun Um
An intimate look at the lives of two friends and their liquor store owning fathers as they discover…
Documentaries, Vietnamese

MADE IN VIETNAM

Film

MADE IN VIETNAM

Directed by Thi Vo
Thi Vo and his mother came to Canada as refugees when they escaped Vietnam in 1981, and he…
Documentaries, Shorts, Vietnamese

MẸ

Film

MẸ

Directed by Derek Kwan
Mẹ, mother in the northern Vietnamese dialect, follows two generations of moms as they create new dishes for…
Documentaries, Local, Shorts

MIXED

Film

MIXED

Directed by Donovan Thach, Jelani Tolbert, Joseph Mills, Khymaree Hughes-Ponelateat, Romeo Hernandez, Tommy Vong
Five teenage friends in Seattle share their stories and perspectives of growing up multi-racial.
Documentaries, Japanese, Shorts

MOVING WALLS

Film

MOVING WALLS

Directed by Sharon Yamato
What happened to the scores of barracks used to imprison 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII? At one internment…
Documentaries, Vietnamese

NAILED IT

Film

NAILED IT

Directed by Adele Pham
Why do Vietnamese dominate the $8 billion dollar nail salon industry? For mixed-race Vietnamese filmmaker Adele Pham, it…
Documentaries, Shorts

NATHAN JUNG V. BRUCE LEE

Film

NATHAN JUNG V. BRUCE LEE

Directed by Timothy Tau
Veteran actor Nathan Jung describes the crazy and hilarious true story of meeting Bruce Lee on the set…
Documentaries, Filipino, Shorts

NIGHTCALLER

Film

NIGHTCALLER

Directed by Alexander Humilde
In the call center capital of the world, anonymous call center agents from Manila spill the beans on…
Documentaries, Shorts

NO ORDINARY JOE: THE ALLEN JOE STORY

Film

NO ORDINARY JOE: THE ALLEN JOE STORY

Directed by Rick Quan
Allen was not just a mentor and friend to martial arts legend Bruce Lee, he was also the…
Lao

ORIGIN STORY

Film

ORIGIN STORY

Directed by Kulap Vilaysack
When actress and comedian Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her…
Documentaries, Filipino, Korean, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts, Taiwanese, Vietnamese

QUEER AF (SHORTS)

Program

QUEER AF (SHORTS)

A collection of films centering the Queer API experience. Co-presented by Pride ASIA
Documentaries, Japanese, Local, Shorts

RAIN OR SHINE: THE SEIKE JAPANESE GARDEN

Film

RAIN OR SHINE: THE SEIKE JAPANESE GARDEN

Directed by Corinne Chin, Ellen M. Banner
Each Thursday, 90-year-old veteran Hal Seike and his 87-year-old wife Fran tend to the Seike Japanese Garden: a…
Cham, Documentaries, Local, Shorts

RAMADAN

Film

RAMADAN

Directed by Abdulgani Mohamad, Joseph Mills, Samir Nguyen, Yuhaniz Aly
Three Cham American high school students chronicle their experiences during Ramadan, the Muslim Holy Month.
Documentaries, Indian, Local, Shorts

SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA

Film

SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA

Directed by Corinne Chin, Ramon Dompor
Dressed as Sikh Captain America, Vishavjit Singh finds his super power is to initiate conversations he would not…
Documentaries, LGBTQ, Shorts, Taiwanese

TAIWAN! LET’S GET MARRIED!

Film

TAIWAN! LET’S GET MARRIED!

Directed by Larry Tung
In May 2017, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, setting a two-year deadline for…
Documentaries, Japanese

THE REGISTRY

Film

THE REGISTRY

Directed by Steve Ozone, William Kubota
During World War II, the U.S. Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S) -- composed of Japanese American soldiers trained as…
Documentaries, Filipino

ULAM: MAIN DISH

Film

ULAM: MAIN DISH

Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
Follow the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American…
Documentaries, Japanese, Shorts

WAY OF THE BOW

Film

WAY OF THE BOW

Directed by Mayumi Yoshida
A beautiful and meditative look at Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery.
Documentaries, Local, Shorts

WE REALLY DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

Film

WE REALLY DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

Directed by Corinne Chin, Erika J. Schultz
Chisato DuBose, 54, and her daughter Sachie DuBose, 18, are world-champion power lifters and competitive bodybuilding athletes. As…