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Bed & Breakfast

Film

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by Anna Mikami
“Bed and Breakfast” focuses on the coincidental intertwining of two couples in a serene B&B and the history…

Care For You

Film

Care For You

Directed by OHYUNG
In an empty diner, two solitary lovers enter an ethereal world where intimacy runs free.

Engaged

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Engaged

Directed by David Scala
“Engaged” is an LGBTQ+ romantic comedy that follows Darren, who keeps trying—and failing—to propose to his boyfriend Elliot.

Chinatown Rising

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Chinatown Rising

Directed by Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck
Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed…

Dear Friend Chinatown

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Dear Friend Chinatown

Directed by Winter Tian Leng
A cinematic and poetic exploration of the space and time in Chinatown of Downtown Manhattan, Dear Friend Chinatown...

Devon

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Devon

Directed by Eiko Fan
Devon is a young man who creates his paintings with gentle movements of his fingers.

Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyessy

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Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyessy

Directed by Rik Zak and Jun Ren
Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyssey is the untold story of the Chinese dragon in America, from its roots in…

Dream of Home

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Dream of Home

Directed by Joyce Kwon
The protagonist ponders what it might be like to return home, a place she has kept close to…

Due

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Due

Directed by Anna Mikami
After assaulting a police officer to save his undocumented friend, a man chooses to live his last night…

Dumpling

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Dumpling

Directed by Xiaolu Wang
The story takes place on Xiao Xing’s first day of high school after a move, when she feels…

Eating Up Easter

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Eating Up Easter

Directed by Sergio M. Rapu
In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern…

Safe Among Stars

Film

Safe Among Stars

Directed by Jess X. Snow
A queer Chinese American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother why she left school.

Eve’s Dinner

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Eve’s Dinner

Directed by Huanxi Li
After raising her only child and sending her abroad for further education, a mother eats Spring Festival dinner…

Experimental Video Art Festival

Program

Experimental Video Art Festival

The 3rd iteration of the 12G Contemporary Video Art Festival celebrates contemporary video art—that is, contemporary art using…

Falling Star Rising Sun

Film

Falling Star Rising Sun

Directed by Bake Phouikham
Identity. Addiction. Perseverance to make it to the top.

Finding the Virgo

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Finding the Virgo

Directed by Barre Fong
A timeless tale of war, desperation, survival, and heroism - a story needed now more than ever before.…

Float

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Float

Directed by Bobby Alcid Rubio
In Pixar’s SparkShort “Float,” the first Pixar film directed by a Filipinx American, a father discovers that his…

Genre Shorts: Asian Imagination

Program

Genre Shorts: Asian Imagination

Encompassing genres as varied as sci-fi, noir, and horror, this program of shorts demonstrates the creativity and versatility…

Geographies of Kinship

Film

Geographies of Kinship

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
3pm
In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to the…

Go Back To China

Film

Go Back To China

Directed by Emily Ting
From L.A. to China, from fashionista to factory worker - how is a girl supposed to survive?!?! When…

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Film

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Directed by Phet Mahathongdy
A middle-aged Laotian refugee struggles with his harrowing past, failing marriage, and demanding career when he is haunted…

Happy Cleaners

Film

Happy Cleaners

Directed by Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee
When Kevin Choi wishes to move to L.A. to start a food truck business, he unwittingly sets off…

Have You Eaten Yet? Shorts

Program

Have You Eaten Yet? Shorts

Does longing have a flavor? Can sorrow ever taste sweet?

Hyphen

Film

Hyphen

Directed by King Lu
Jeremy Li, a 23-year-old Chinese American, visits his grandparents in China for the first time on his own.

In Full Bloom

Film

In Full Bloom

Directed by Maegan Houang
The surreal manifestation of a black hole within her home impels an agoraphobic widow to make a difficult…

Jeronimo

Film

Jeronimo

Directed by Joseph Juhn
Born in 1926 to Korean indentured-servant parents in Cuba, Jeronimo Lim Kim became the first Korean to enroll…

July

Film

July

Directed by Amy Chen
A visual diary of summer.

Kinoko

Film

Kinoko

Directed by Erika Gomi
A couple of mushrooms have a fun day out!

Lucky Grandma

Film

Lucky Grandma

Directed by Sasie Sealy
In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager…

Lumpia Campesina

Film

Lumpia Campesina

Directed by Robert Karimi
Famed culinary icon Chef Stache interviews the legendary Iranian-Guatemalan cook, Mero Cocinero, who traces his love for a…

Mayor Ed Lee

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Mayor Ed Lee

Directed by Rick Quan
From being born the fourth child of an immigrant family to the first Asian American mayor of San…

One Pamilya

Film

One Pamilya

Directed by Leah de Leon
Leah de Leon searches for an understanding of her Filipino-American roots and the forbidden love story of her…

Papaya

Film

Papaya

Directed by Kayleb Lee
For centuries, continuous wars and conflicts ravaged Southeast Asia.

Period Girl

Film

Period Girl

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
“Period Girl” is an intimate portrait of Nadya Okamoto, a Harvard sophomore and founder of Period.org, a nonprofit…

Push

Film

Push

Directed by Trilina Mai
A grandfather and grandson’s journey through life.

Queer Asian Voices: Intimacy & Isolation

Program

Queer Asian Voices: Intimacy & Isolation

Whether it is the urge to touch or simply be in the same room as another, we all…

Queer Japan

Film

Queer Japan

Directed by Graham Kolbeins
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the gender and sexuality spectrum defy social norms and dare…

Romantic Scene

Film

Romantic Scene

Directed by Arshia Fatima Haq
A short film examining the tropes of gendered violence in commercial Bollywood films from the 70s and 80s…

Seadrift

Film

Seadrift

Directed by Tim Tsai
In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shot and killed a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in…

Slurp

Film

Slurp

Directed by Ankita Panda
“Slurp” is an observation of sexual harassment and objectification through the male gaze.

Social (in)Justice Shorts

Program

Social (in)Justice Shorts

11am
The quest for justice isn’t always easy. Sometimes those closest to you are the ones blocking your path.

Spam 3 Ways

Film

Spam 3 Ways

Directed by Christopher Kim
Spam is the reason Christopher Hwisu Kim doesn’t completely hate himself.

Tether

Film

Tether

Directed by Natalie A. Chao & Kenzo K. Le
“Tether” is a music video about what remains when our loved ones leave.

The Ali‘i’s Seed

Film

The Ali‘i’s Seed

Directed by Jonathan Yudis
“The Ali’i’s Seed” is a Hawaiian retelling of an ancient folktale about how a chief selects his successor.

The Chef

Film

The Chef

Directed by Hao Zheng
In the near future, when all labor is replaced by humanoids, an old Chinese chef teaches a humanoid…

The Distance Between Us

Film

The Distance Between Us

Directed by Jeffrey Wu
Accompanied by his father and equipped with filming gear, a grandson travels to his homeland in China to…

The Ice Cake Man

Film

The Ice Cake Man

Directed by Max Cho
A man finds meaning in a childhood memory as he searches for the last words to say to…

Secret Lives of Asians at Night

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Secret Lives of Asians at Night

Directed by KEFF
What does the model minority do after dark? (A screwball noir in 5 languages.)

Unspoken

Film

Unspoken

Directed by Patrick G. Lee
Six queer and trans Asian Americans grapple with their queerness and consider what family acceptance might look like.

Violin Tsunami

Film

Violin Tsunami

Directed by Julia McCoy & Mike McCoy
This animated, hand-painted watercolor video for Kishi Bashi’s “Violin Tsunami” is an artistic depiction of the importance of…

We Wove A Net: A Documentary about Growing Up Asian America in Michigan

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We Wove A Net: A Documentary about Growing Up Asian America in Michigan

Directed by Harsha Nahata
1-2:15pm
“We Wove a Net” is a short film about what it means to grow up Asian American. Through…

What We Left Unfinished

Film

What We Left Unfinished

Directed by Mariam Ghani
What We Left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the…

When We Walk

Film

When We Walk

Directed by Jason DaSilva
When We Walk chronicles the life of disability activist and filmmaker Jason DaSilva as he confronts the next…

Yellow Rose

Film

Yellow Rose

Directed by Diane Paragas
Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams…