Film Type

short

A Dog’s Story

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A Dog’s Story

Directed by Jill D'Agnenica
Claymation meets slideshow as the arc of a dog's rise and fall from badass guard dog to Chardonnay…

A Room of One’s Own

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A Room of One’s Own

Directed by Jeong Han
A lonely wife and former writer rents an idyllic room as a form of escape.

A Sweet and Sour Christmas

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A Sweet and Sour Christmas

Directed by Aram Siu Wai Collier
Welcome to the world of chicken balls and a Canadian Chinese restaurant that is the center of life…

About A Short Film

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About A Short Film

Directed by Kevin Yee
Here’s the short of it: comedian Kevin Yee made a short film about making a short film.

Adorable

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Adorable

Directed by Cheng-Hsu Chung
Using hand drawn and acrylic painting techniques, an experimental exploration of identities, sex, and drugs within the queer…

Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom

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Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom

Directed by Lee Tae-hun
Temperatures and political tensions comically escalate as a South Korean repairman must fix a broken AC dangerously close…

Alien

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Alien

Directed by Jegwang Yeon
When the friend of a young factory worker dies during an immigration raid, trying to honor the dead…

Baichi and The Three Blind Rats

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Baichi and The Three Blind Rats

Directed by Jeff Fong
A kung fu gang, a garage, and three soon to be sniveling rats.

Bloom

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Bloom

Directed by Melissa Ruiz
Two best friends talk beauty within themselves, media, and culture. They explore how they have grown from conforming…

Boze

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Boze

Directed by Fuyuko Mochizuki
On a tiny island called Akuseki, an awkward young boy finds himself after relocating from the city and…

Brush: A Fox Tale

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Brush: A Fox Tale

Directed by Faustina Arriola, Willi Anton
When a fox subconsciously paints his lovely next door neighbor with his tail, a couple of friends get…

Burning

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Burning

Directed by VS Sanoj
To fulfill funeral rites, a grieving rich woman tries to strike a deal over the body of a…

Cherry

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Cherry

Directed by Eugene Kim
It’s Daly City in the 90s and the Sanrio vibe is heavy. Christian can’t catch a break all…

Childhood

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Childhood

Directed by Sumedh Neelakanti
Three friends share their stories about elementary school and reflect how childhood impacted their lives.

Clam Dog

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Clam Dog

Directed by Jeannie Nguyen
A fast food worker pulls a hot dog out of her vagina. Now a food deliverer is tasked…

Convalescent

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Convalescent

Directed by Cassondra Flanery
Three teens discuss their mental health journey and how it’s impacted their lives, family, and growth.

Cuba Scalds His Hand

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Cuba Scalds His Hand

Directed by Abby Sun & Daniel Garber
Verite vignette bursts with a Latino, Japanese truck-driving, wrist-burning wrangler named Cuba.

Cul-De-Sac

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Cul-De-Sac

Directed by Cara Lawson
Taut window into postpartum for one new mother who hallucinates about killing her baby, while keeping up appearances…

Daughters

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Daughters

Directed by Roxy Morris
Adopted immigrants open up about their experiences with international adoption, finding identity, and redefine the typical American family.

Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

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Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Directed by Mila Zuo
Eavesdrop on this snappy video chat between artists Valerie Soe and Mila Zuo as they discuss radical appropriations…

Distancing

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Distancing

Directed by Miko Revereza
Footprints home for an undocumented Filipino American, rendered through blurry eyes and DVD rips.

Dong Kae (My Little One)

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Dong Kae (My Little One)

Directed by Steven Go
On the way to drop off his grandson, a grandfather loses contact with him in a crowded marketplace.

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

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Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
Experimental and featuring the poetry of Wayne Kaumualiʻi Westlake, a traumatized janitor surrounded by the tourism of Waikiki…

Due

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Due

Directed by Anna Mikami
A young undocumented couple in love are on the run after an innocent night escalates out of their…

Empty

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Empty

Directed by Kim Min Jae
A middle aged restaurant worker with a slacker husband discovers she’s pregnant. She also has an annoying boss,…

Fayettenam

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Fayettenam

Directed by Gerald Ding
Biracial Muay Thai fighter tries to go pro while fighting demons of the Korean mom who abandoned her.

First

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First

Directed by Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand
A trip that gives that peculiar internet feeling… without the internet. Follow the bored desires of a teen…

Flo’s Bus

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Flo’s Bus

Directed by Dean Ishida
The last trip for Flo, a 77-year-old Hawaii-born, Japanese American woman who organizes bus trips to Vegas for…

Fran This Summer

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Fran This Summer

Directed by Mary Evangelista
Summer love and mixed emotions swirl for a teenage couple whose other half wishes to transition.

From The Other Side

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From The Other Side

Directed by Bob Yang & Frederico Evaristo
On the eve of an important ruling, a Taiwanese Supreme Court Judge receives an unexpected letter.

Funfair

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Funfair

Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri
We’ve all thought about it at least once, but this family is planning on doing it for real:…

Gong Ju

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Gong Ju

Directed by Jerome Yoo
The Princess of the school builds a new Queendom when she is forced to move from South Korea…

Good Night

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Good Night

Directed by Makiko Nanke
After being called to bed, a pair of siblings resume their fighting in their dreams.

Grand Bouquet

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Grand Bouquet

Directed by Nao Yoshigai
A woman’s inarticulateness in the face of a menacing void leads to a wild expectoration of color and…

Grandpa

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Grandpa

Directed by Ellis Kayin Chan, Marine Varguy, Tena Galovic, Yen-Chen Liu, Zozo Jhen
Struggling to come to terms with the death of his grandpa, a young boy meets a new friend…

Grandpa (duplicate with Animation)

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Grandpa (duplicate with Animation)

Gummy Power

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Gummy Power

Directed by Brian Cheng
The most epic duel ever to feature gummy bears.

Hae Hawaiʻi

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Hae Hawaiʻi

Directed by Ty Sanga
A thrilling counter-narrative set during the days of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and US annexation.…

Hands and Wings

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Hands and Wings

Directed by Sungbin Byun
Startling and provocative, a rarely seen look at queer desire and disability, portrayed with all its life force,…

Hecho en Mexico

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Hecho en Mexico

Directed by Samantha Del Rio
Hecho en Mexico is about the beautiful city of Tijuana, exploring its arts and culture, all while tearing…

Hieu

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Hieu

Directed by Richard Van
A portrait of grace in spite of aching failure, preternaturally cheerful Hieu chases the fantasy of convincing others–whether…

The Hongkongers

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The Hongkongers

Directed by Ian Lui
With the Hong Kong protests in the background, a reluctant grandson accompanies his grandfather to China to protect…

Hungry Ghost

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Hungry Ghost

Directed by Benjamin Eckersley
An overseas Chinese and Hong Konger do all the things visitors do–eat, take pictures, bicker, while unbeknownst to…

I Think She Likes You

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I Think She Likes You

Directed by Bridey Elliott
Jake thinks he's in for a hot night with two young women, but it’s not quite the threesome…

In Full Bloom

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In Full Bloom

Directed by Maegan Houang
A mysterious trio of worms opens up a sinkhole that threatens to suck up everything in an old…

Intermission

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Intermission

Directed by Amiahlina Figueroa
In an apartment building in San Diego, a Chinese couple, a Japanese mom, and a Mexican security guard…

Invincible Boy

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Invincible Boy

Directed by Julian Park
A young comic book nerd aspires to be a superhero in this inspiring tale of friendship and heroism.

Jeremiah

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Jeremiah

Directed by Kenya Gillespie
A high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an encounter with a mysterious figure.

Jesa

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Jesa

Directed by Kyungwon Song
A filmmaker’s parents' vastly different feelings about the traditional Korean memorial ceremony are humorously captured in stop motion.

Kaaway (Enemy)

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Kaaway (Enemy)

Directed by Wester Demandante
Two young boys, one Fil Am and one from the Philippines, get in a fight only to be…

Kālewa

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Kālewa

Directed by Mitchel Viernes
While painful memories play back of a family rift during his last night on Earth, a Hawaiian astronaut…

Kid Sister

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Kid Sister

Directed by Ysabella Smiley
In this love letter to childhood fantasies, a born entertainer uses her love of performing to honor her…

Kingdom

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Kingdom

Directed by Wei Keong Tan
With a peculiar blend of photography, frame-by-frame drawings, and photocopies, a lone naked man wanders through a forest…

Kiss of the Rabbit God

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Kiss of the Rabbit God

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
A Chinese restaurant worker falls in love with a Qing dynasty god, who takes him on a journey…

Last Taxi Dance

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Last Taxi Dance

Directed by Brayden Yoder
As idyllic Hawaiian songs reveal hidden resistance, a taxi dance hall sets the stage for a tense encounter…

Leotard

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Leotard

Directed by Stephanie Cheng
In a series of captivating but strangely off-putting encounters, a young ballerina and all her bodily sensations awaken…

Les lèvres gercées

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Les lèvres gercées

Directed by Fabien Corre & Kelsi Phung
White noise and scraping plates sound as a mother and child struggle over the child’s gender identity.

Lighthouse

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Lighthouse

Directed by Sining Xiang
It’s dog-eat-dog in this school of brutal and rich international Chinese students, as one student does anything she…

Live Well

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Live Well

Directed by Bingyu Jiang
A calligraphy artist can't seem to catch any breaks in this offbeat portrait of a Chinese artist with…

Lotus

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Lotus

Directed by Beibei Xu
When a goody two-shoes teenager walks on the wild side, she loses the lucky jade bracelet her Buddhist…

Lucky Girl

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Lucky Girl

Directed by Sidi Wang
An 8-year-old Chinese adoptee treads water in a swimming pool of disorientation and identity after meeting her Chinese…

Lucky’s

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Lucky’s

Directed by Teddy Ninh
Memories of a dad’s Chinese food truck collide with the strange synthetic prisms of 3D animation.

Made with Love

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Made with Love

Directed by Sophia Lee
Stories from the owners of three Korean inspired restaurants in Convoy about how food brings families together.

Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

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Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

Directed by Andrew Stephen Lee
A man from the States desperate to impress his father in the Philippines, hires a moody boy to…

Marching On

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Marching On

Directed by Matthew Nazloo
Music, marching, and drumming. All parts of Marching Band, but what most people don't know, is that there…

Master of Divinity

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Master of Divinity

Directed by Eugene Suen
When his wife announces that God wants her to quit her job, a struggling filmmaker panics.

Mortis

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Mortis

Directed by Xindi Lou
A night on the job turns agonizing when a closeted autopsy assistant finds a familiar body on his…

Mother-in-law

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Mother-in-law

Directed by Shin Seung Eun
After a Korean mother finds an unexpected roommate at her daughter’s apartment, she decides to make her a…

Movements

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Movements

Directed by Dahee Jeong
The notion of time and space can be tricky, from different movements to different perspectives.

My American Surrogate

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My American Surrogate

Directed by Leslie Tai
Somewhere in Irvine, CA, QiQi is social media’s most sought after surrogacy broker. Flipping American ideas of consumer…

My Mother Told Me

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My Mother Told Me

Directed by Yasmin Rai
Positive or negative, our mothers’ “loving” advice will never leave us.

New Land Broken Road

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New Land Broken Road

Directed by Kavich Neang
One night and three b-boys and their unextraordinary lives in a rapidly changing Cambodia, as they go in…

Paï Paï

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Paï Paï

Directed by Matthieu Cabanes, Pauline Khamphone
Two women in very different but parallel journeys, as a mixed-race French woman arrives in Laos looking for…

Pepper

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Pepper

Directed by Jayil Pak
Preference for male children is thrown upside down when a Korean birth goddess in a maternity ward encounters…

PINK SLIME CAESAR SHIFT: Proposal 2

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PINK SLIME CAESAR SHIFT: Proposal 2

Directed by Jen Liu
A speculative proposal to solve meat shortage and labor exploitation in South China: secretly inject labor activism documents…

Prom Time!

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Prom Time!

Directed by Jessica Liu
Two sisters talk about prom sex while their mother accidentally takes some of her home-grown aphrodisiac in a…

Quan Ma He

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Quan Ma He

Directed by Lee Yong Chao
In a remote village by the Quan Ma River, old Hong must decide whether to relocate his family…

Quince

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Quince

Directed by Arianna Washington
Quince reflects on the different perspectives of the familial, social, and cultural pressures on teens to have a…

Salaam

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Salaam

Directed by Daud Abdinasir
A documentary exploring three perspectives of Muslim American Teenagers.

Scenes From a Real Marriage: I am Marissa

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Scenes From a Real Marriage: I am Marissa

Directed by Michelle Krusiec
Marissa and Mark haven’t had sex for a year. Now, they’re back in couples counseling for the third…

Shattered

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Shattered

Directed by Suyoung Jang
Don’t conform to the male mold. Let’s SHATTER the glass...wall!

She Runs

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She Runs

Directed by Qiu Yang
Teenage Yu is done taking the dance classes forced upon her by her father.

Sigh Gone

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Sigh Gone

Directed by Jeannie Nguyen
Forlorn from a breakup, Thuy lazes across her apartment, wandering through the streets of Saigon.

Signal

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Signal

Directed by Chloé Hung
After finding an abandoned home in a post-apocalyptic future, a young couple is conflicted between staying isolated in…

Sister

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Sister

Directed by Siqi Song
Gorgeous felted stop-motion animation dedicated to the what if’s in life and the siblings we never had.

Snakeskin

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Snakeskin

Directed by Grace Zhang
A young girl’s stress from her parent’s financial situation emerges as a horrible skin condition.

Stay Awake, Be Ready

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Stay Awake, Be Ready

Directed by Pham Thien An
A motorcycle accident, a boy who eats fire, three friends perched by a street stall. The night is…

Student Bodies

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Student Bodies

Directed by Ho Rui An
A chilling essay film about intellectual, cultural, and economic debt, seen and heard through documents of protest and…

Suzie Wrong

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Suzie Wrong

Directed by Stacie Gancayco-Adlao
Get your pumps on and your eyeliner on point. Start swiping right and remember to shut down racist…

Sworded Love

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Sworded Love

Directed by Tina Takemoto
Painstaking scraping and nail polish transform a wuxia fight from an abandoned reel of celluloid into fleeting homoerotic…

Table Stakes

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Table Stakes

Directed by Khai Thu Nguyen
On the very edge of subculture, two Black comic book writers try to make it in the independent…

Tail End of the Year

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Tail End of the Year

Directed by Chieh Yang
A child with a TV singer for a mom and a father that's passed away celebrates Chinese New…

Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha

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Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha

Directed by YuHui (Judie) Yang
A young woman defies her mother by visiting her grandpa in the countryside, with a spunky Taiwanese interpreter…

The Coin

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The Coin

Directed by Siqi Song
A felted stop-motion world sets the stage for a young woman searching for her jar of lucky Chinese…

The Dawn of Ape

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The Dawn of Ape

Directed by Mirai Mizue
A psychedelic animation made for chimpanzees is finally offered for humans to view.

The Love Motel

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The Love Motel

Directed by Henry Chen
When her home is no longer an option, a young lebian woman checks into a love motel in…

The Mask from Home

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The Mask from Home

Directed by Jordan Hwang
The daughter of a Peking Opera dancer is the new kid at an American school, along with a…

The Moon and The Night

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The Moon and The Night

Directed by Erin Lau
Set in rural Hawai’i, Mahina is faced with a difficult decision when she realizes her beloved pit bull…

The Pit Where We Were Born

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The Pit Where We Were Born

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
When a son returns from prison unannounced, he surprises his father digging an imu pit to celebrate his…

The Wheel Turns

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The Wheel Turns

Directed by Sang Joon Kim
When a subway driver falls into the mind-numbing routine of a life, a trippy frog-induced awakening may have…

The Three Talismans

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The Three Talismans

Directed by Matsusaki Kimiko
A resourceful young boy must fend off a man-eating demon lady after a day of chestnut harvesting forces…

To Each Your Sarah

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To Each Your Sarah

Directed by Deokgeun Kim
Abandoned by her husband, a former queen bee suffers through hazing and nausea to work at an intestine…

Umbilical

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Umbilical

Directed by Danski Tang
Through striking visuals, a Chinese mother and daughter reassess their lives, uncovering in a beautifully candid conversation what…

Unspoken

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Unspoken

Directed by Patrick G. Lee
Six queer and trans Asian Americans grapple with their identities, while considering what family acceptance might look like.

Water Melts

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Water Melts

Directed by Lilian Mehrel, Mary Evangelista
In this touching portrait of romance and healing, beachgoers experience a temporary space between life and death that…

What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

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What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

Directed by Jian Luo
Magic realism cradles a young woman who gives birth to a small jellyfish during a medical abortion and…

Woodside

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Woodside

Directed by Vicente Roxas
A young typhoon survivor sees his dead parents everywhere, is a little obsessed with CPR, and practices slow…