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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Festival Info

The 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be presented APRIL 27 – MAY 4TH, 2017 at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area. A key highlight of the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month activities, the Festival is produced by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, and enjoys broad support from cinema artists and audiences alike.

Since 1983, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has presented nearly 5,000 films, videos, and digital mediaworks by Asian international and Asian Pacific American artists, and additionally features seminars and panels, in-person guest appearances, and filmmaker awards. The Film Festival continues to be the largest festival of its kind in Southern California and is the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian Pacific American and international cinema.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival for Short Film Awards. Recipient(s) of the Film 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®.



184 Films

33 Languages

31 Countries

19 Shorts Programs

17 Los Angeles Premieres

9 United States Premieres

7 West Coast Premieres

3 World Premieres


Venues: Get directions and parking information for the venues at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.


Box Office & Ticketing: Get your questions about tickets answered, including ticket prices, discounts for ticket packages, and ticket pickups.


Schedule: View all the programs and events happening on each day of the Festival.


Past Festivals: Learn about previous editions of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.