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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

C3: The Conference for Creative Content

presented by NIELSEN


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.

Building off of our previous C3 Conferences with an initial focus on content creative, our latest edition spotlights innovators and visionaries whose creative work advances our industry and communities.

Click here to learn more about the C3 Conference.

Registration Fees:

(All-Day Conference Pass)

Panels are not individually sold. The admission fee for one day will include all the panels on that day.

FREE to Badge Holders
$20 – Students, Seniors, & VC Members
$25 – General Public

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact [email protected] and specify the accommodation you are requesting. We will respond directly to your request.




Additional Events:

sponsored by NIELSEN
(invited filmmakers and guests only)

7:00 pm / #AsAmCreatorRollCall MIXER
Hosted by the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience Committee
Opodz | 362 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cap off the Conference by celebrating our creators.

Saturday | May 5, 2018

C3: Crazy | Rich | Asians

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the first feature length, major Hollywood production to feature an entirely Asian and Asian American cast. Join director Jon M. Chu, screenwriter Adele Lim, and actors Chris Pang and Nico Santos for a conversation about the groundbreaking production. Moderated by Phil Yu and Jeff Yang (They Call Us Bruce). Sponsored by Warner Bros & SAG-AFTRA

C3: Building Us Up

How do you become the agent of your own story? Industry-leading visionaries — Claire Aguilar (IDA), Sonya Childress (Firelight Media), Senain Kheshgi (MAJORITY), and Tilane Jones (ARRAY) — discuss what it takes to create, build, and cultivate spaces that reflect the specific career needs and challenges faced by women of color in film. Moderated by Marjan Safinia. Sponsored by the Directors Guild of America

C3: Where Are Our APA Film Critics & Journalists?

As conversations about representation in media capture headlines, the need for our own critical voices and perspectives to be heard becomes evermore salient. Join BuzzFeed News reporter Susan Cheng, Mashable deputy entertainment editor Angie Han, Deadline Hollywood associate editor Dino-Ray Ramos, African American Film Critics Association founder Gil Robertson, and LA Times film writer and LA Film Critics Association member Jen Yamato for a deep dive into the current state of film critics of color.

C3: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Award-winning creatives discuss the evolving presence and visibility of South Asians in film and television. Featuring director and Emmy Award-winning editor Kabir Akhtar (Arrested Development, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), actress and writer Sujata Day (Awkward Black Girl, Insecure), and writer, producer and director Naren Shankar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Expanse). Moderated by NBC Asian America editor Traci Lee. Sponsored by NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs

C3: The Stories We Tell

An intimate conversation about what it takes to push the boundaries of Drama and Comedy television writing from upper-level Asian American writers at the top of their game. Featuring: Yahlin Chang (THE HANDMAID'S TALE), Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (THE ORVILLE) and Dee Johnson (MARS). Moderated by Jenny Lynn (MARVEL'S IRON FIST, ARROW, DAY BREAK). Sponsored by Writers Guild of America West