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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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ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town

Film ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town Directed by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo…
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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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Bind

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 Eyed

Film Blue Eyed Directed by Amin Sameti The city is afraid of a new thief who is taking people's blue eyes.
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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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Cancel RIMPAC: A Collective Poem

Film Cancel RIMPAC: A Collective Poem Directed by Michael Inouye Thirteen indigenous poets from Oceania—from Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Guahan—came together to write and record a poem calling for…
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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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Dark Circle

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

Film Each Other Directed by Sarah Tabibzadeh In a world which the people carry their precious things everywhere and sometimes give them to a washing…
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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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Graduation

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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Hinekura

Film Hinekura Directed by Becs Arahanga The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.
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Homai

Film Homai Directed by Pascale & Julien Marckt “Let the beat into your body / Let the mana flow right into you.” “Homai” is Vaiteani's celebration…
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Idol

Film Idol Directed by Ryushi Lindsay Single mother Miyabi relies on her child idol daughter Kasumi as their only source of income and ticket…
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In Passing (風不太冷)

Film In Passing (風不太冷) Directed by Esther Cheung A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.
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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 the Shadow of the Pines

Film In the Shadow of the Pines Directed by Anne Koizumi Filmmaker Anne Koizumi explores the childhood shame she felt about her Japanese immigrant father, who worked as a…
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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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Kapaemahu

Film Kapaemahu Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four legendary healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within…
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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…
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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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Lost Face

Film Lost Face Directed by Yusaku Okamoto Miku, a fashion model, gets into an accident while on a photo shoot and acquires a disorder called…
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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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Magic Kingdom

Film Magic Kingdom Directed by Nelson Ng Chak Hei Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretence of visiting…
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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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Malcolm

Film Malcolm Directed by Jimmy Vi Through the teachings of Malcolm X, a young Asian American college student journeys from self-hate toward self-love.
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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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Marziyeh

Film Marziyeh Directed by Dornaz Hajiha Marziyeh is a recently married young woman who has grown up in a religious family with strict rules.…
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Mirror

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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Mo’o!

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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Muito Prazer

Film Muito Prazer Directed by Jengil Park One Japanese Korean teacher meets Japanese Brazilian students in the countryside of Japan.
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No One Ever Really Dies

Film No One Ever Really Dies Directed by Anika Kan Grevstad, Mari Young A celebration of the life of Jun Takahashi: an 84-year-old Tokyo native with an eccentric way of looking…
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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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Passage

Film Passage Directed by Asavari Kumar An Indian woman in pursuit of the American dream, revisits her immigration journey.
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Providence

Film Providence Directed by Daniel Lee A family in Seoul visits the father, and in doing so, recounts a complicated family history.
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Sing Me A Lullaby

Film Sing Me A Lullaby Directed by Tiffany Hsiung Captured over 14 years and across two continents. A daughter’s search for her mother’s birth parents unravels the…
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Sixteen

Film Sixteen Directed by Nahyeon Lee “Sixteen” is a coming-of-age short film that blends vignettes of domesticity with chaotic K-Pop fantasies in an honest…

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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Stasis

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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Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face

Film Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face Directed by Mick Andrews and David Atkinson Maori face tattooing is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire show their passion…
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Tea Shop

Film Tea Shop After years of separation, two sisters rediscover themselves through their diverging concepts of home.
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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 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 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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Tina

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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Transplant

Film Transplant Directed by Zheyu Liang What does it feel like to be a stranger in a country that you’ve lived in for twenty…
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Unmothered

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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Valley

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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Why Don’t You Eat More?

Film Why Don’t You Eat More? Directed by George Du, Sinclair Neff A quiet, up-close reflection on masculinity and the meaning of the word "skinny”—delicately captured on 16mm film.
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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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YAI NIN

Film YAI NIN Directed by Champ Ensminger Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family who hustled for her fortune by founding a…
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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…