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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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  1. LAAPFF2018 Announces Audience Award and Festival Jury Winners

    Posted May 17th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    CONTACT: FRANCISCO SANCHEZ [email protected] MERISSA LAURON [email protected] ELISHA GUSTAFSON [email protected] MEDIA RELEASE THE 34TH LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS WITH “SEARCHING” – DIRECTED BY ANEESH CHAGANTY – TAKING HOME AUDIENCE AWARD FOR NORTH AMERICAN NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM “MINDING THE GAP,” “IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC,” AND “LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING […]


  2. ‘FOR IZZY,’ ‘CALL HER GANDA,’ ‘PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE’ ‘WARU’ Take Top Awards at 34th LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted May 11th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Vimooz The 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) announced their filmmaker awards, and “FOR IZZY,” written and directed by Alex Chu, was awarded the LAAPFF Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding North American Narrative Feature, while the Best Director honor for North American Narrative went to Joanne Park for her film “FISH […]


  3. OUTDOOR SCREENING OF ‘MULAN’ AT GRIFFITH PARK

    Posted May 11th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on The Rafu Shimpo Disney’s “Mulan” (1998) will be screened Friday, May 11, at Park Center, Griffith Park, 4670 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, as part of the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening is at 8 p.m. Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into […]


  4. Congratulations to our 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival winners!

    Posted May 10th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    CONTACT: FRANCISCO SANCHEZ [email protected] MERISSA LAURON [email protected] ELISHA GUSTAFSON [email protected] MEDIA RELEASE “FOR IZZY,” “FISH BONES,” “CALL HER GANDA,” “MINDING THE GAP “WARU,” “IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC,” “PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE,” AND “BECOMING WHO I WAS” TAKE TOP FEATURE FILM HONORS AT THE 34TH LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS […]


  5. Crazy Rich Asians Represents a “Future Forward” at LAAPFF

    Posted May 10th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on LA Weekly The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival kicked off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month last week with screenings of 118 films throughout L.A. —  in downtown, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Koreatown, Hollywood and West Hollywood. Since its founding in 1983, the festival has presented more than 4,000 films, videos and […]


  6. Huay-Bing Law is winner of HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition

    Posted May 10th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Asian American Press HBO has named Texas filmmaker Huay-Bing Law the grand prize winner of its 2018 HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition.  Law, who is currently pursuing his MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin, was honored at an awards ceremony last Friday following the premiere of his short, […]


  7. LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted May 9th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Film Threat The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has arrived! Film Threat’s Alan Ng spoke with the filmmakers behind Searching, Call Her Ganda, For Izzy, Fiction and Other Realities, In The Light of Music, It’s a Party, The Fever and the Fret, and First World Problems, he also chatted up fest director Francis […]


  8. On The Scene: HBO Premiers The APA Visionaries Short Film Competition

    Posted May 8th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on The Knockturnal On Friday, June 4th, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, HBO premiered its second installment of Asian Pacific American Visionaries,  a short film program featuring the works of emerging Asian American directors. Hosted by Westworld actor Leonardo Nam at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the showcase featured […]


  9. Anote’s Ark (Canada, 2018) [LAAPFF 2018]

    Posted May 8th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on VCinema The title of ethnographic photographer/filmmaker Matthieu Rytz’ documentary film debut, Anote’s Ark, is succinct, even urgently so. With the two words, even before watching the film, the spectator is already confronted with two intertwined subjects: one, the island republic of Kiribati, whose geographical location is right smack dab in the middle of […]


  10. Becoming Who I Was (India/South Korea, 2017) [LAAPFF 2018]

    Posted May 8th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on VCinema With their debut documentary Becoming Who I Was, co-directors/cinematographers/editors Moon Chang-yong and Jeon Jin have created a film that possesses the narrative simplicity and emotional depth wedded to landscape that characterise the most memorable Italian neorealist films, especially those centered on children. Set in the Ladakh region of northern India, the documentary […]


  11. Performance Artist Kayla Tange Breaks Boundaries of Asian Culture Wide Open

    Posted May 8th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on LA Weekly Kayla Noriko Tange steps onstage in an elaborate robe, her face illuminated by an inverted copper pyramid set with LED lights. Designed for Tange by artist Jeff Davis, “the head-cage,” as she calls it, evokes both the Rothchilds’ 1972 Surrealist Ball and Anaïs Nin in Kenneth Anger’s masterpiece film,Inauguration of the […]


  12. Omotenashi – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest

    Posted May 8th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Los Angeles Carpe Diem Come watch OMOTENASHI, an international narrative feature, directed by Jay Chern. When the moon no longer shines, the beautiful yet obsolete Bright Moon Ryokan in Kyoto is acquired by the innkeeper’s Taiwanese former lover, who sends his son to supervise the renovation. Unaware of his hidden agenda, the innkeeper […]


  13. LAAPFF ’18 Interview: Michelle Ang and Alex Chu on Finding Peace in Piecing Together “For Izzy”

    Posted May 7th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Moveable Fest There’s a literal cry for help at the start of “For Izzy” that you know is misplaced from the moment you hear the ferocious Dede Chang (Michelle Ang) tear into a customer service department for a health care provider unwilling to fill her prescription for Oxycontin, a complaint that leads into […]


  14. LAAPFF ’18 Interview: Alexandra Cuerdo & Rey Cuerdo Jr. on Cooking Up Something Special with “Ulam: Main Dish”

    Posted May 6th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on Moveable Fest At one point in Alexandra Cuerdo’s sensational new film “Ulam: Main Dish,” it is mentioned that the Philippines is comprised of 7100 islands, all of which have their own variations on how to prepare national staples such as Adobo and Halo Halo, if not coming up with creations that are entirely […]


  15. ‘AUGUST AT AKIKO’S’ AT DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT

    Posted May 4th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Press

    Posted on The Rafu Shimpo “August at Akiko’s” will be screened on Sunday, May 6, at 7:15 p.m. at The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. in Los Angeles, as part of the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Listen to sounds of Hawaii in this narrative feature directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi. Meet […]