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Short

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A Peacock Dance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dark Circle

Directed by Ritendra Datta
Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts.
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Dragon Style

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Passage

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Tea Shop

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Tea Shop

After years of separation, two sisters rediscover themselves through their diverging concepts of home.
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The Blessing

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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

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The Kitchlets

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Valley

Directed by Allen 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?

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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

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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

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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

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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…