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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The No Spin Zone

Shorts Programs / 96 mins

The No Spin Zone

Downtown Independent
Saturday | May 5, 2018 9:00 pm


Filmmakers in attendance.

Spinning a tale. Spinning a scandal. Spinning out of control. No matter how you spin it, go watch these films. – Kirby Peñafiel

Co-presented by Community Partners: Tuesday Night CafeAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and This Filipino American Life

In This Program


    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.


    Odin B. Fernandez / Shorts Competition / Australia, Philippines / 2016 / Arthouse, Drama, Family, Fantasy, International, Mystery, Student, Thriller / 11 mins
    A father searches for his young daughter who was believed to be taken by the mythical duwende.


    Hanxiong Bo / Shorts Competition / China, USA / 2017 / Arthouse, Drama, Experimental, International, Romance, Student / 10 mins
    Through a fixed camera, the course of a romantic relationship plays out over a series of haircuts.

  4. IRONY

    Radheya Jegatheva / Shorts Competition / Australia / 2017 / Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Social Issues, Student / 8 mins
    A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.


    Joseph Mangat / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Experimental, Human Rights / 10 mins
    A brutal glimpse at the ongoing drug war in the Philippines.


    Neil M. Paik / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Action, Drama, Human Rights, Social Issues, Thriller / 22 mins
    A highly publicized protest altercation is played out from three differing points of view.

  7. XIN

    Desha Dauchan / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Drama, Horror, Spiritual, Thriller, Women / 12 mins
    Grappling with grief, Elaine is haunted by the ghost of her mother. In therapy, she tries to gain clarity on the nature of the hauntings.


    Mary Evangelista / Shorts Competition / Philippines, USA / 2017 / Drama, Family, Human Rights, International, LGBTQIA+, Pacific Islander, Social Issues, Women / 12 mins
    Ana, a young housemaid in Manila, finds herself caught between young siblings whose lust for her jeopardizes her position in their household.

Dates & Times

The No Spin Zone

Downtown Independent
Saturday | May 5, 2018 9:00 pm