Genre

Drama

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

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Thriller

Go To Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Film

Go To Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Directed by Phet Mahathongdy
Khon is a Laotian American man torn between the pressures of his professional life and the supernatural reminders…
Drama, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Happy Cleaners

Film

Happy Cleaners

Directed by Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Choi own and operate Happy Cleaners, the family dry cleaning business. Mr. Choi has been…
Animation

In Passing

Film

In Passing

Directed by Esther Cheung
Esther Cheung lovingly recreates the essence of urban life in the '70s in Mong Kok, Kowloon as told…
LGBTQ, Drama

Kama’aina Child of the Land

Film

Kama’aina Child of the Land

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
First-time actor, Malia Kamalani Soon, delivers an unflinching performance as newly-homeless Mahina. Kama’aina is an uncompromising and intimate…
Drama

Last Taxi Dance

Film

Last Taxi Dance

Directed by Brayden Yoder
In post-WWII Hawai’i, the minimum wage is 40 cents a day, or 4 dance tickets. Mahea is a…
Drama

Leotard

Film

Leotard

Directed by Stephanie Cheng
Alice has a sexual awakening before ballet class. With heightened senses, she experiences the world anew in the…
Animation

Little One

Film

Little One

Directed by Anya Martin
A father with an empty nest is eager to bond with his daughter when she comes back to…
Drama

Mo’o!

Film

Mo’o!

Directed by Anela Ling
Grief manifests in conflict for two cousins growing up in O’ahu. Kekoa’s teenage cynicism gives way to hope…
Drama, Comedy, Free Programs, Feature-Length Films

normal. (FREE)

Film

normal. (FREE)

Directed by Mragendra Singh
After having their first child, an interracial couple struggles to hold onto their marriage while dealing with temptations…
Drama

Papaya

Film

Papaya

Directed by Kayleb Lee
The impact of warfare and trauma is diffused through the generations, as a Cambodian family’s papaya salad recipe…
Drama

Passage

Film

Passage

Directed by Asavari Kumar
Asavari is an Indian animator who responded to the 2016 election by bringing together collaborators and artists from…
Thriller

Signal

Film

Signal

Directed by Chloe Hung
Amy and Evan have discovered a new radio signal after a cataclysmic event. Evan isn’t convinced that there…
Drama

SIN-SFO

Film

SIN-SFO

Directed by Leon Cheo
Angie and Danny are a Singaporean couple who are taking the last step in the naturalization process. Years…
Animation

Taku and Mama

Film

Taku and Mama

Directed by Clarisse Chua
Taku makes masks from the hinoki (cypress) planks that Mama sells in her wood shop. Although it comes…
Drama, Animation

The Hole

Film

The Hole

Directed by Will Kim
Vibrant watercolors depict the journey of grief as a mother bird searches for her lost child’s spirit.
Drama, Feature-Length Films

The Illegal

Film

The Illegal

Directed by Danish Renzu
A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who's forced to drop…
Drama

The Mask from Home

Film

The Mask from Home

Directed by Jordan Hwang
The first day of school in a new city is hard for any 13 year old, but April…
Drama

The Pit Where We Were Born

Film

The Pit Where We Were Born

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
Rudy Boy returns a day early from his prison release to the family farm in Wai’anae to find…
Drama

WAVES

Film

WAVES

Directed by Jane Hae Kim
Jamie goes back home for Thanksgiving and experiences an incomplete connection with her Korean American family. Despite being…