VC announces LAAPFF program
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 2018) Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its outstanding program of films and events for the upcoming 34th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running MAY 3 – MAY 12, 2018. The all encompassing annual film celebration is presented across Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Downtown LA, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Koreatown and Hollywood. VC proudly celebrates the Film Festival’s 34 years as Southern California’s largest and most prestigious film festival of its kinds.
LAAPFF launches the celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month through this year’s slate of over 100 films from both Asian Pacific American and Asian international artists. For over three decades, the Festival has presented nearly 5,000 films by Asian Pacific American and Asian International talent. This year, 39 feature films and 79 shorts from the over 800 submissions will be showcased during the ten-day fest. “Festival No. 34 maintains our spirit of producing this annual showcase through the process of creating our ideal communities,” states VC Executive Director Francis Cullado on this year’s LAAPFF. “Our programmers and staff imagine our ideal communities to be inclusive while striving toward equity and change. And with regards to the ongoing discourse about diversity, we aim to have a space that engages intradiversity amongst AAPIs and inter-diversity with other communities and groups.”