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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Special Features

Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind events! Slated for the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood and the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, our Opening & Closing Night films pay tribute to and celebrate the best and brightest of Asian American & Pacific Islander cinema.


Special Presentations

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.


Narrative Feature Competition

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of North American Narrative Feature nominees.


International Narrative Feature Competition

Our International Narrative Feature Competition films offer 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.


Documentary Feature 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.


International Documentary Feature Competition

Our International Documentary Feature Competition highlights new films and filmmakers from around the world. We look forward to bringing you films that exemplify the global multiplicity we live in.


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.


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.


C3 Conference

C3 connects industry professionals to create dialogues on the ever-changing media landscapes as we build a collective vision for our creative communities. We’re excited to bring the eighth edition of C3 to the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday, May 5 at the Japanese American National Museum.