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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

All Films & Events

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


  1. 100TH BIRTHDAY WISH

    Chien-Hung Lien / Shorts Competition / Taiwan / 2017 / Comedy, Drama, Family, Social Issues / 20 mins
    Granny harbors a secret wish for her 100th birthday.
    Plays In:
    Forever Alone (Or Not)

    David Henry Hwang Theater @ East West Players
    May 6, 2018 4:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. 6,000 MILES

    Dawn Suhyun Shim / Shorts Competition / South Korea, USA / 2018 / Documentary, Drama, Family, International, Photography / 5 mins
    A mother and daughter with nothing in common and constantly at odds with each other, now have something to say, 30 years later and 6,000 miles apart.
    Plays In:
    Armed With A Camera vol. 2018

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 11
    May 9, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. ABANDONED FABRIC

    Kevin Shore / USA / 2018 / Documentary, Family, Women / 6 mins
    Sumi rescues a bag of old kimonos intended for the trash and discovers a passion that would transform her life.
    Plays In:
    Digital Histories: Our Stories, Now Told

    Aratani Theatre
    May 6, 2018 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. ABLUTION

    Omar Al Dakheel / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Coming of Age, Drama, Family, LGBTQIA+, Social Issues, Spiritual, Student / 15 mins
    The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
    Plays In:
    Second Generation Queer

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 12
    May 8, 2018 9:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. AFTEREARTH

    Jess X. Snow / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Environmental, Family, LGBTQIA+, Pacific Islander, Social Issues / 13 mins
    Four women take a stand to preserve the volcano, ocean, land, and air for future generations.
    Plays In:
    Pasifikas

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM
    May 5, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. AKASHI

    Mayumi Yoshida / Shorts Competition / Canada / 2017 / Drama, Family, Women / 10 mins
    AKASHI is told through intertwining stories of love that transcends generations and continents.
    Plays In:
    Forever Alone (Or Not)

    David Henry Hwang Theater @ East West Players
    May 6, 2018 4:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. ALICE AT THE STORE

    Christopher Woon-Chen / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Elders, Women / 18 mins
    Alice Eng and her family reflect on their lives while dealing with the onset of her dementia.
    Plays In:
    Beyond Our Memories

    CGV Cinemas - Theatre 3
    May 10, 2018 3:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. AMERICAN

    Richie Adams / Shorts Competition / USA / 2018 / Action, Drama, Family, History / 18 mins
    After meeting a mother and daughter, a 94-year-old Japanese American veteran recounts moments in an internment camp and his service with the 442nd in WWII.

    Precedes: PROOF OF LOYALTY

    Precedes:
    PROOF OF LOYALTY

    Downtown Independent
    May 5, 2018 11:00 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. AMERICAN DREAMING

    Matthew Hashiguchi / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues / 11 mins
    With no guarantees of opportunity, undocumented immigrants strive to obtain a college degree in Georgia, where they are barred from enrolling in its top colleges.
    Plays In:
    The No Spin Zone

    Downtown Independent
    May 5, 2018 9:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. AN AMERICAN FAMILY

    Truong Phan Kieu-Anh / Shorts Competition / USA, Vietnam / 2017 / Arthouse, Drama, Student, Women / 19 mins
    The film quietly observes daily interactions in a kitchen belonging to an African American mother, her teenage son, and their immigrant tenant.
    Plays In:
    Feminist AF Too

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 14
    May 7, 2018 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  11. ANGKAR

    Neary Adeline Hay / International Documentary Feature Competition / France / 2017 / Documentary / 71 mins
    Khonsaly meets his former Khmer Rouge persecutors in the obscure village, where they lived together for four years.

    Preceded by: THREE BOYS MANZANAR


  12. ANITO

    Melanie Lim / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Family, Magical Realism, Women / 15 mins
    A young girl befriends the spirit living inside her family’s ancestral wooden cabinet and helps find it a new tree to call home.
    Plays In:
    Nightcap

    Downtown Independent
    May 6, 2018 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  13. ANOTE’S ARK

    Matthieu Rytz / Documentary Feature Competition / Canada / 2018 / Documentary, Environmental, Human Rights, Pacific Islander / 77 mins
    Due to climate change, Kiribati, a Pacific atoll republic, will be submerged. ANOTE'S ARK explores what it takes to migrate an entire nation with dignity.
    ANOTE’S ARK

    Downtown Independent
    May 6, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  14. THE ARTS DISTRICT WITHOUT ARTISTS

    Steve Nagano / United States / 2018 / Documentary, History, Human Rights, Social Issues / 7 mins
    Community artists, builders of the Arts District, are evicted from their studio homes reminding us how money is valued over people’s lives.
    Plays In:
    Digital Histories: Our Stories, Now Told

    Aratani Theatre
    May 6, 2018 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  15. #AsAmCreatorRollCall MIXER

    C3 Conference
    Cap off the Conference by celebrating our creators. Saturday May 5 @ 7:00 pm. Opodz (362 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) Hosted by the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience Committee