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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC

Join us at CGV Cinemas Buena Park for the extended version of the Festival from May 5th to May 11th. Come see the best of the Festival, a focus on Vietnamese films, special encore screenings including our Award winners like GOOK (Narrative Feature Grand Prize), SAVE MY SEOUL (Documentary Feature Grand Prize) and a collection of the festival’s award winning shorts!

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Gala Presentations

Don't miss these one-of-a-kind events! Slated for the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo and the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, Gala Presentations pay tribute to and celebrate the best and brightest of Asian American & Pacific Islander cinema.

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Special Presentation

Pay special attention to our Special Presentations as we revisit stories from our heritage, history and identities, and discover how they still hold true to the stories we try to tell today.

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Narrative Competition

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year's excellent slate of narrative feature nominees.

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Documentary Competition

This year's Documentary Competition is distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today.

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International Competition

Featuring several U.S. Premieres, our International Competition films offer a smorgasbord of both documentary and narrative works which explore and reflect the stories of our time. We're excited to bring you the best and most provocative cinematic voices from Asia and the diaspora.

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Shorts Programs

Our Shorts Programs – some of which showcase our prestigious Shorts Competition nominees – range over a wide scope of stories and expressions. From stories of distinctly local flavors to tales from faraway worlds, our selection of shorts offer a variety of urban, rural, and alternative perspectives.

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Shorts Competition

We are proud to present all of our Documentary, Live Action and Animated shorts nominees. Recipient(s) of the Festival's Golden Reel Award for Narrative Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live-Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®, subject to compliance with Academy® guidelines.

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Programmers' Picks

Our intrepid programmers reviewed almost 700 feature-length and short films this year! Want to know what stood out most to them? Discover our Programmers' Picks and pave your own journey through this year's festival.

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Transmedia

This year's Transmedia works form an interesting response to viewers in today's world of varying screen sizes, viewing conditions and attention spans. From episodic content that originates from web-based platforms, to place-based media such as projection mapping, we bring you a taste of what's to come...

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Events

Check out our enticing line-up of post-screening parties, networking opportunities and receptions we have planned for our Festival attendees. Hope to see you there!

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C3 Conference

The seventh edition of the Conference for Creative Content (C3) will converge with the opening weekend of the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Saturday, April 29th and Sunday April 30th at the Japanese American National Museum, located in the historic Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles. There will be an additional free C3 panel on Monday, May 1st at the Korean Cultural Center.

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