Section

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

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…
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

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…
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…
Drama

Hae Hawai’i

Film

Hae Hawai’i

Directed by Ty Sanga
Set at the time of the illegal overthrow of the Hawai’ian monarchy in 1893, the unseated monarchy finds…
LGBTQ, Drama

Halwa

Film

Halwa

Directed by Gayatri Bajpai, Nirav Bhakta
One friend's idle gossip shakes Sujata Chopra out of the domestic stupor she has felt pressured to live…
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…
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…
Drama

Mauka to Makai

Film

Mauka to Makai

Directed by Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
Mauka to Makai offers an unfiltered window into a day in the lives of two cousins, who, while…
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…
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…
LGBTQ, Drama, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Song Lang

Film

Song Lang

Directed by Leon Le
It’s 1980s in Saigon. Linh Phung is the star of a traveling opera troupe deep in debt to…
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…
Drama

Zoetic

Film

Zoetic

Directed by Julie Zhan, Wesley Chan
Emma’s mother, Jackie, is always looking out for the well-being of everyone besides herself. When Emma urges Jackie…