Films

LGBTQ, Documentary

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet

Film

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet

Directed by Larry Tung
LGBTQIA history is made in Taiwan! A traditional Taiwanese banquet takes place in front of the Presidential Office…
Drama

A Missing Piece

Film

A Missing Piece

Directed by Grace Chang
This tale set in Chinatown portrays New York not just as a melting pot for culture, but also…
Drama

Ahma & Alan

Film

Ahma & Alan

Directed by James Y. Shih
Alan is a Taiwanese American who teaches English to Kindergartners in Taiwan and helps Ahma (grandmother) manage her…
Drama

Awaken

Film

Awaken

Directed by Leena Pendharkar
Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars as Rahki Singh, a high-powered executive who…
Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Between Tides

Film

Between Tides

Directed by Masa Fox
The multi-ethnic Bonin Islanders grew up on an island in the Pacific Ocean as Japanese nationals under a…
Documentary

Big Scissors, Small Scissors

Film

Big Scissors, Small Scissors

Directed by Sarah Choi
Zhao Meiling is a renowned paper cutting artist practicing a 5000 year old artform passed down to her…
Drama

Bitter Melons

Film

Bitter Melons

Directed by Thavary Krouch
Sophia is a line cook who recognizes the power of a family recipe. The vital connection she has…
Short Film Programs

Borders and Belonging

Program

Borders and Belonging

Immigration is an act of faith. These shorts explore the stages of immigration, the memories of the homeland...
LGBTQ, Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Born to Be

Film

Born to Be

Directed by Tania Cypriano
"Born to Be" follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai…
Drama

Breakaway

Film

Breakaway

Directed by Jenny Lee-Gilmore
Growing up in the 1970’s Vancouver, Sammy dreams of playing ice hockey. Despite economic barriers, Sammy's resourcefulness and…
Comedy, Thriller

Brunch Wars

Film

Brunch Wars

Directed by Kamran Khan
Kel, Mal and Billie become frenemies when it's time to compete in their monthly brunch showdown of culinary…
LGBTQ, Drama, Comedy

Bubble

Film

Bubble

Directed by Alyssa Lerner
Frances is a sixteen year old at the intersection of her emerging queer identity and the 2008 subprime…
Drama, Animation

Centaur Hunter

Film

Centaur Hunter

Directed by David Chai
When a girl witnesses a centaur murder her father, she is blinded by hatred. She seeks vengeance, but…
LGBTQ, Documentary

COVER/AGE

Film

COVER/AGE

Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
The Affordable Care Act explicitly denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. While laws in California have now made…
Documentary

Dancing In Silk

Film

Dancing In Silk

Directed by Magali An Berthon
Khannia Ok, Associate Artistic Director of Khmer Arts Academy, is a young Cambodian American woman who teaches Khmer…
Documentary

Day By Day

Film

Day By Day

Directed by Eleanor Cho
Through found footage and an intimate interview, Eleanor Cho captures the essence of her mother’s immigration story. With…

Detourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Film

Detourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Directed by Mila Zuo
This cyberpunk academic dive explores how Valerie Soe has used detournement (hijacking and reappropriation of propaganda) as a…
Short Film Programs

DirectHer: Films Made by Women

Program

DirectHer: Films Made by Women

The future of film is female! These short films by Asian Pacific American women span genres, themes and...
Drama

Dive Bar

Film

Dive Bar

Directed by Dorothy Xiao
Having lost her husband two years prior, Leena is stuck in an unending ritual of drinking to excess…
Drama

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Film

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
Keali'i is a soft-spoken janitor who cleans up after the careless onslaught of the tourism industry in downtown…
Drama, Feature-Length Films

Empty By Design

Film

Empty By Design

Directed by Andrea A. Walter
Two people find themselves back in the Philippines after years of being away. Feeling isolated their friendship helps…
Drama

End of Summer

Film

End of Summer

Directed by Serena C Kuo
Dawn is driving to her first semester of college with her parents, Jian-Cherng and Marianne. Moving to the…
LGBTQ, Comedy

Engaged

Film

Engaged

Directed by David Scala
A grotesque comedy of errors seems to always get in the way of Darren’s perfect proposal to Elliot.…
Drama

ephemeral

Film

ephemeral

Directed by Nguyen Phuc Khang
Using music, news archive footage, and audio from the 1970s, Nguyen Phuc Khang creates a rich tapestry of…