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A Peacock Dance

Film A Peacock Dance Directed by Emily Eng An Asian American girl attending Chinese School faces personal obstacles fitting in with her classmates.

A Side of Light

Film A Side of Light Directed by Michelle Wu This short documentary examines how Asian American organizations in Philadelphia are working to keep their communities safe from…
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Becoming Eddie

Film Becoming Eddie Directed by Lilan Bowden In 1985 suburban America, a Korean American boy named Yong has trouble fitting in with his classmates, who…
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Film Bind Directed by Emory Chao Johnson Jules gets a surprise visit from their mom…and their chest binder.
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Black Ghost Son

Film Black Ghost Son Directed by Chris Low Eddie, a first generation Chinese American, is learning how to become a father and his son, Troy, is…
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Blue Suit

Film Blue Suit Directed by Kevin J. Nguyễn When a surprise party interrupts his plans, an anxious man has to find a moment to confess his…
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Centaur Hunter

Film Centaur Hunter Directed by David Chai After a young girl’s father is murdered by an evil centaur, she comes to realize that extracting revenge…
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Curtain Call

Film Curtain Call Directed by Angel Yau All the moments I have been on stage in childhood and what that has taught me.
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Curtain Up!

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Film Curtain Up! Directed by Hui Tong, Kelly Ng Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York's Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of…
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Dark Circle

Film Dark Circle Directed by Ritendra Datta Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts.
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Definition Please

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Film Definition Please Directed by Sujata Day A former Scribbs Spelling Bee champion, who lives at home with her ailing mother, must reconcile with her…
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Dragon Style

Film Dragon Style Directed by Luka Chin Columbus Park, Chinatown, NYC. Yuyu, an avid Chinese Chess player, must confront herself, her grandpa and a piece…
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Far East Deep South

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Film Far East Deep South Directed by Larissa Lam A Chinese-American family’s search for their roots leads them to the Mississippi Delta, where they stumble upon surprising…
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Felt Love

Film Felt Love Directed by Angeline Vu, Arlene Bongco A young boy learns to understand the depth of his mother's love despite the distance her dedication may…
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First Born

Film First Born Directed by Justin Bruce Lee Determined to gain favor in his family's eyes and match his sister's status, a boy must prove his…
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Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

Film Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy Directed by Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim An experimental auto-ethnographical documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and transphobia.
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Film Graduation Directed by Robin Wang Following a graduation celebration, four Chinese must navigate their relationships' future as dictated by the circumstances of life…
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Here We Stay

Film Here We Stay Directed by Joon Kim A man desperate to sell his late mother's house realizes that his childhood home has other plans for…
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In Sync

Film In Sync Directed by Eddie Shieh A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other…
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In This Land We’re Briefly Ghosts

Film In This Land We’re Briefly Ghosts Directed by Chen-Wen Lo Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned for deserting battle, is forced to choose between killing her…
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Journeys to Freedom: The Vietnamese Refugee Story

Film Journeys to Freedom: The Vietnamese Refugee Story Directed by Melodee Mercer, Tom Daly A view of the Vietnam War from the perspective of Vietnamese refugees who escaped by boat, giving up…
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Ka Piko

Film Ka Piko Directed by Bryson Chun When his girlfriend dies during childbirth, Makana, a young Hawaiian man, must complete an indigenous birthing ritual with…
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Kama’aina (Child of the Land)

Film Kama’aina (Child of the Land) Directed by Kimi Howl Lee A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina must navigate life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge…
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Keep Saray Home

Film Keep Saray Home Directed by Brian Redondo ICE doesn’t just separate families at the border. In the outskirts of Boston, three families face the impending…
Film Stills from Becoming Eddie, The Trouble with Cats, Dragon Style, and Logan Lee & the Rise of the Purple Dawn Short Film Programs

LMAO: Lighthearted, Merry, Amusing, Outrageous!

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Program LMAO: Lighthearted, Merry, Amusing, Outrageous! With premises as outrageous as a secret underground Chinese chess enclave and a truly magical strain of weed,...
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Logan Lee & The Rise of the Purple Dawn

Film Logan Lee & The Rise of the Purple Dawn Directed by Raymond Lai Just your average Asian-American, coming-of-age, sci-fi, hip-hop stoner comedy about a scratch DJ who discovers a strain of…
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Lucky Girl

Film Lucky Girl Directed by Sidi Wang On the anniversary of her adoption, 9-year-old Esther confronts the duality of her identity when she learns that…
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Make a Wish

Film Make a Wish Directed by Dinh Thai A light-hearted comedy about the sweetest fiancé giving her boyfriend the best birthday present ever.
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Mama Yen

Film Mama Yen Directed by Jiale Hu How a Vietnam War refugee has lost, found, and brought the taste of home for others in American…
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Film Mirror Directed by Christina Yoon A Korean immigrant with a severely scarred face visits a black market hospital in Queens to seek plastic…
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Moloka’i Bound

Film Moloka’i Bound Directed by Alika Maikau A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage.
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Film Mo’o! Directed by Anela Ling Two grieving cousins navigate O'ahu's haunted landscape in order to prove the existence of ghosts and the afterlife
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Parental Guidance Suggested

Film Parental Guidance Suggested Directed by Dane Neves Everything you always wanted to know about your gay child…but were afraid to ask.
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Spider Moth Butterfly

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Film Spider Moth Butterfly Directed by Alexis Moh In a traveling circus, whose collective zealous dedication has created a snow-globe reality of 'art above all,' an…

Standing Above the Clouds

Film Standing Above the Clouds Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna…
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Film Stasis Directed by Patrick Nan A narrative sci-fi short reminiscent of Black Mirror that is set in a dystopian parallel world where Police…
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Still Trying

Film Still Trying Directed by Nicole N Nequinto Alex (25) is finally ready to move out of the house—that is, until her recently divorced mother breaks…
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The Blessing

Film The Blessing Directed by Liann Kaye When a timid, midwestern boy decides to propose to his girlfriend, he has to go through her immigrant,…
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The Donut King

Film The Donut King Directed by Alice Gu Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of…
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The Kitchlets

Film The Kitchlets Directed by Clarisse Chua What happens when house spirits depend on our well-being to survive?
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The Mark

Film The Mark Directed by Devin E. Haqq A young single mother struggles against ominous forces, which she believes are bent on taking her infant daughter.
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The Mood in the United States Today

Film The Mood in the United States Today Directed by Ward Kamel A young, immigrant live-in caretaker gets roped into a green-card marriage with her elderly patient and must navigate…
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The Paper Tigers

Film The Paper Tigers Directed by Bao Tran A story of three over-the-hill martial artists who are one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. This one’s…
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The Paradise We Are Looking For

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Film The Paradise We Are Looking For Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada Four stories about immigrant cultures, self-expression, and living between borders and the military, as seen through the eyes…
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The Trouble With Cats

Film The Trouble With Cats Directed by Tim Schafer “The Trouble with Cats” follows two sisters, Deena and Mina, through the perils of modern dating in this…
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Film Tina Directed by Gayatri Bahl “Tina” is a surreal thriller about a woman who goes through self-transformation therapy only to be haunted by…
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Tokyo Hula

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Film Tokyo Hula Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary TOKYO HULA explores the explosive popularity of the hula dance in Japan from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese…
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Film Unmothered Directed by Urvashi Pathania Priyanka is a foul-mouthed and rebellious Indian American college student. When her mother tragically dies, Priyanka believes she…
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Film Valley Directed by Allan Zhang Tran Two childhood friends ditch school during their senior year. What starts as a day of teenage frivolity ends…
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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

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Film Who Killed Vincent Chin? Directed by Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts…
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Within Their Gates

Film Within Their Gates Directed by Matthew Goriachkovsky Japanese American concentration camp survivor, Yukio Shimomura, recounts the anguish of his captivity during World War II.
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Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster

Film Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster Directed by Catherine Chen Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs—even…