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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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Film axandax Directed by Keita Niwa In an age that quantifies a person’s value, Naomi (an in-home counselor) comes to Jin, who lives in…
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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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Between Tides

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Film Between Tides Directed by Masa Fox "Between Tides" explores the stories of a postwar multi-ethnic Bonin Islander community torn apart and re-bonded by history.
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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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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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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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Djembe in the 13 Streets

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Film Djembe in the 13 Streets Directed by Kwong Yin Brian Hung In recent years, more and more Africans have settled down in Hong Kong. Local people may wonder, “How…
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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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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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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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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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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…
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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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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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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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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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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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Film Passage Directed by Asavari Kumar An Indian woman in pursuit of the American dream, revisits her immigration journey.
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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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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…
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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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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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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 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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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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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…