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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

All Films & Events

Listed here are all the Festival film and events, in alphabetical order.


  1. 127 Minutes

    Tuan Quoc Le / USA / 2017 / 5 mins
    A man decides to go on a journey of self discovery and finds exactly what he was looking for.
    Plays In:
    Armed, Locked, and Loaded

    CGV Cinemas 1
    May 3, 2017 7:00 pm


  2. A Step Forward

    Eric Tandoc / USA / 2017 / 20 mins
    Filipino senior citizens in Westside Long Beach find community by forming a weekly Walking Club.

    Precedes: Digital Histories 2017: Past Informs the Future

    Precedes:
    Digital Histories 2017: Past Informs the Future

    Aratani Theatre
    April 30, 2017 2:00 pm


  3. 626

    Yudho Aditya / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2017 / 11 mins
    Justin, a parachute kid who is dropped off to live and attend school in the United States while his wealthy parents remain in Asia, must deal with the fact that his older sister is leaving to start a new life in the east coast without him.
    Plays In:
    I Got You, Fam

    Downtown Independent
    April 28, 2017 6:00 pm


  4. 95 And 6 To Go

    Kimi Takesue / Documentary Competition / USA / 2016 / 86 mins
    Kimi Takesue turns the camera on her resilient Japanese-American grandfather born and raised in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90’s, Grandpa Tom seems content to go about his routines until he shows interest in Kimi’s stalled fictional screenplay, and offers advice that is shrewd and surprising. In alternately funny and poignant discussions, Kimi’s fictional love story—and Tom’s creative revisions—soon serve as a vehicle for his past memories of love and loss to surface.
    95 AND 6 TO GO

    CGV Cinemas 2
    May 3, 2017 7:00 pm


  5. Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

    Steve James / Special Presentation / USA / 2016 / 88 mins
    From acclaimed director, Steve James (HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS, LIFE ITSELF), ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

    Preceded by: The Ride

    ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

    Downtown Independent
    April 30, 2017 4:30 pm


  6. Almost Asian

    Joel Knoernschild, Chris McPherson, Jessica Sanders / USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    ALMOST ASIAN is a short-scripted comedic digital series from creator, Katie Malia, that follows a woman's life in Los Angeles as a half-Asian mix.
    Plays In:
    The Big Picture, In Bite-Sized Chunks: APAs And Webisodic Series

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 12:00 pm


  7. And So We Put Goldfish In the Pool

    Makoto Nagahisa / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / Japan / 2016 / 28 mins
    One summer day, 400 goldfish were found in the swimming pool of a secondary school. This is a story about four 15-year old girls who released the fish there.
    Plays In:
    Feminist AF

    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 1, 2017 9:00 pm


  8. Arranged

    Kholi Hicks / USA / 2016 / 11 mins
    Two 20-something Indian Americans are forced into an arranged marriage by their parents that neither want, but both need.

    Precedes: Chee and T

    Precedes:
    CHEE and T

    CGV Cinemas 1
    May 3, 2017 9:15 pm


  9. Arrival: A Short Film by Alex Myung

    Alex Myung / USA / 2016 / 22 mins
    Written, directed, and animated by Alex Myung, this 2D-animated film tells the journey of how one young boy's personal discovery affects the long-distance relationship he keeps with his mother. ARRIVAL explores his struggle to face the truth of his life and love, and reveal it to the person he cares about most.
    Plays In:
    Rebel Hearts

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 7:30 pm


  10. Bao

    Yanqiu Fei / Programmers' Picks / China / 2016 / 18 mins
    When a rookie drug mule encounters an abandoned baby girl, they become an unlikely team as they embark on a train journey through China.
    Plays In:
    Rebel Hearts

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 7:30 pm


  11. The Legend Of The Basketball Ghost

    Gabe Pagtama / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    A dream story about the love of basketball between two brothers and a ghost.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

    Art Share L.A.
    May 3, 2017 6:00 pm Rush Line Only


  12. Bastard

    Mara De La Rosa / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    After a long night in, Andrea Peron and Mary Hadid prepare for the arrival of Mary's parents. As the clock ticks away, Andrea is forced to reveal her true identity, unraveling a dark history between them of jealousy, infatuation, and love deeper than passion.
    Plays In:
    From Vision To Reel

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 11:30 am


  13. Before I Got Famous

    Giovanna Sarquis / USA / 2017 / 36 mins
    Meet Alex. Son. Friend. Dreamer. Budding acting career. Disastrous love life. You might see him at your next audition, but he won’t be up for the next stereotype. Gay. Asian. Cast. He is so much more than what society defines him as. He is the next big thing. This is BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS.
    Plays In:
    The Big Picture, In Bite-Sized Chunks: APAs And Webisodic Series

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 12:00 pm


  14. Best Buds

    Naomi Iwamoto / USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    Grace and Danny have been best friends since kindergarten, and there is nothing about each other they don’t know. That is, until one night, they are forced to confront a secret which puts their long-time friendship at stake.
    Plays In:
    In And Out Of The Slipstream

    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 2, 2017 9:00 pm


  15. Blooming Night

    Bell Zhong / China / 2016 / 9 mins
    Mesmerized by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows its owner into a forbidden club. There, he discovers something that challenges, yet awakens his mind.
    Plays In:
    In And Out Of The Slipstream

    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 2, 2017 9:00 pm