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  1. My Pledge to Stay Healthy

    Posted May 22nd, 2018 by Visual Communications in Uncategorized

      by Brian Kohaya   The California Tobacco Control Program is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. They are spreading the word to parents about the dangers of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigs, which more and more kids use because they come in flavors like mango and strawberry. In fact […]


  2. Taking Control and Combating Stress Post Festival

    Posted May 17th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Uncategorized

      by Pauline Thai Staying healthy and motivated is difficult, especially when it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to eat or sleep. However, letting excess stress build up can lead to superbly negative mental and physical effects. Coping with stress properly means seeking out positive and sustainable ways to overcome it […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Healthy Snacks for Festival Week

    Posted May 12th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Uncategorized

      It’s been a busy week for our staffers at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. As we near the finish line for this year’s Festival, we’d like to remind our guests and their children to stay healthy, which includes eating healthy snacks. Many flavored tobacco products are designed to look like snacks; […]


  5. ‘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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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, […]


  10. Buy a Festival Shirt at the Box Office – Limited Quantities Available!

    Posted May 10th, 2018 by Visual Communications in Updates

    If you love our Festival art as much as we do, pick up a Festival shirt at any venue where we have a Box Office for just $20! We have limited quantities available, so get your shirt now before they sell out!


  11. 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 […]


  12. 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 […]


  13. 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 […]


  14. 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 […]


  15. 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 […]