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The 90 Day Plan

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The 90 Day Plan

Directed by Gabriela Garcia Medina
How will Lorena, a high school girl (obsessed with heist movies), and her bff (obsessed with butt implants)…

Agari-Fighter (Mouth & Mouth Fighter)

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Agari-Fighter (Mouth & Mouth Fighter)

Directed by Ga hyeon Seo
In the land of ASMR and mukbang, Starfish becomes an online celebrity through her addiction to eating inanimate…

Ahma & Alan

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Ahma & Alan

Directed by James Y. Shih
When Alan, an American teacher working at a kindergarten in Taiwan, is taken in by law enforcement, his…

Alienated

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Alienated

Directed by Seok-Young Yang
A Korean undergrad in California explores body issues and their entanglement with family and being a student abroad.

Basurero

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Basurero

Directed by Eileen Cabiling
Under cover of night, Filipino fisherman Bong has a side hustle dumping trash into the ocean — except…

Beer! Beer!

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Beer! Beer!

Directed by Popo Fan
In this mischievous anti-romance, it’s after hours in Berlin, and clubgoer Tao has attracted Sebastian, a semi-fetishizing vegan…

Big Happiness

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Big Happiness

Directed by Da Hee Kim
The uncanniness of adoption from the POV of the filmmaker, an adult Korean adoptee, navigating awkward dinner table…

Blast Burn

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Blast Burn

Directed by Jonathan Patrick Thomas, Steve Nguyen
With an unusual mix of animation and live sequences, the director tells a personal journey from pain to…

The Boat People

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The Boat People

Directed by Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Set in an unspecified future, the last humans on earth are children on an island named Bataan. While…

A Bright Summer Diary

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A Bright Summer Diary

Directed by Lei Lei
A romance film loops in a cinema in Lushan, a souvenir photo is trapped behind glass, and sound…

Can’t judge〜Corona and the Japanese government 20XX version〜

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Can’t judge〜Corona and the Japanese government 20XX version〜

Directed by Yuri Sasamoto
Slapdash and irrational, an absurdly funny low-fi/sci-fi short about a hapless bureaucrat complicit in a fascist invasion… with…

Carnival

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Carnival

Directed by Lia Wang
A lush, techno, sci-fi horizon shimmers with the unknown for a blind woman and her seeing eye dog.

The Chicken

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The Chicken

Directed by Neo Sora
On a steamy New York day, Japanese immigrant Hiro wanders the city with his cousin, preparing to butcher…

A Childhood Story

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A Childhood Story

Directed by Tianyi Lu
To honor the death of her grandfather, her family plans to cook braised rabbit, his favorite meal, but…

Côi

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Côi

Directed by Anh La
A lonely graveyard worker is invited into a (nec)romance with a man’s dead daughter.

Dancing with Myself

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Dancing with Myself

Directed by Ciera Millard
Dedicated Dance Dance Revolution players share their love of the community. During an unprecedented time, they persevere and…

Exam

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Exam

Directed by Sonia K Hadad
An adrenaline-soaked ride as a teen girl in Iran runs drugs for her family, but gets stuck with…

Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss

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Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss

Directed by Sonny Calvento
Vangie turns "mamsir" drudgery into surrealist conspiracy in this hilariously odd department store dystopia.

Far From Kawthoolei

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Far From Kawthoolei

Directed by Brian Myers
In City Heights, San Diego, a tightknit refugee community center instills the Karen language, culture and legacy of…

Felt Love

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Felt Love

Directed by Angeline Vu, Arlene Bongco
With a mix of animation technique, a heartfelt portrait of mutual love between a kid who feels invisible…

Forget Alberto For Now

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Forget Alberto For Now

Directed by Beina Xu
Alberto keeps getting refused refugee status. Alberto also keeps refusing to participate in this film (about refugees).

The Gold Mountain

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The Gold Mountain

Directed by Brandon Mah
After World War II, young Chinese immigrant John Woo moves to California to find success in this mysterious…

The Granddaughter Detective

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The Granddaughter Detective

Directed by YuHui (Judie) Yang
Judie's visit to her grandmother sparks a conversation about language barriers, generational gaps, and the resilience of familial…

Hajun Blooms

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Hajun Blooms

Directed by Ji Yoon Kim
Evoking queer films of the 40s–90s, repressed queer desire confronts the dark heart of the Church.

Heading South

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Heading South

Directed by Yuan Yuan
Young spitfire Chasuna travels from the grasslands of Mongolia to the big city to visit her father for…

Hello From Taiwan

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Hello From Taiwan

Directed by Tiffany Frances
Three young girls have to learn to get along when their family is unsettled by their parents' marital…

How We’re Gonna Make It Through Till The Morning Sun

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How We’re Gonna Make It Through Till The Morning Sun

Directed by Mackie Mallison
Shot in fresh, inventive style, Mari and Ezekiel try to stay up all night to avoid night terrors…

I Bought A Time Machine

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I Bought A Time Machine

Directed by Yeon Park
A young woman buys a time machine for her father off of eBay, and enters the odd world…

Inches From Covid

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Inches From Covid

Directed by Angela Rodriguez
A close look at two workers in the VA San Diego Healthcare System and how coronavirus affects their…

Junipero Serra

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Junipero Serra

Directed by Reagan Pendarvis
Students share opinions about the potential name change happening at Junipero Serra High School.

Kama’āina (Child of the Land)

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Kama’āina (Child of the Land)

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
Blending fiction and reality, Mahina, a queer Native Hawaiian teenager is unhoused and navigates a life of stolen…

Kapaemahu

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Kapaemahu

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu chronicles the discovery of four stones in Waikiki Beach, stones who are also mahu, a group…

Kkum

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Kkum

Directed by Kangmin KIM
Styrofoam in its millions of plastic textures sparkle, crumble, and melt as one mom’s superstitious dreams mix with…

La Gloria

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La Gloria

Directed by Mary Evangelista
So much of Gloria is hidden away--their suicide attempt, their queerness. But in their dreams, they're able to…

Latchkeys

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Latchkeys

Directed by E.C. Timmer
A sweet portrait of optimism amidst loneliness, Jenny spends hours at home alone, practicing dance routines to show…

Limitless

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Limitless

Directed by Alan Ding
Riding a skateboard is more than just a sport. These interviews reveal what may be hidden from the…

Logan Lee & The Rise of The Purple Dawn

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Logan Lee & The Rise of The Purple Dawn

Directed by Raymond C. Lai
DJ Logan Lee tries to win back his ex with his wheels of steel but discovers she's with…

Michelle

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Michelle

Directed by Kenya Gillespie
Olympic skater Michelle Kwan helps Mao resist neighborhood bullies and build an inner world of pure joy.

The Mourning Papers

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The Mourning Papers

Directed by Negin Farsad
Niloo and Elham are undocumented Iranian American sisters living in New York City who hilariously grapple with how…

Negative Two

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Negative Two

Directed by Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand
Endless Grindr. Cruising an empty theater. Gym bodies and mirrors. As young architect Devin wades in a stream…

Nightcap

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Nightcap

Directed by Nicole De Meneses
A delightfully over-the-top queer vampire film aged 34 years, full-bodied, with a smooth finish.

No Crying At The Dinner Table

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No Crying At The Dinner Table

Directed by Carol Nguyen
A filmmaker cuts deep into silently kept regrets in recorded interviews with her family, then replays them all…

No More Parties

Film

No More Parties

Directed by Natalie Murao
Rose awkwardly hobbles through a night of karaoke with her friends… well, make that “friends”… only to stumble…

Novena

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Novena

Directed by Nolan Valerio
Teresa comes to terms with her father's death while reconciling "losing her religion" and her desire to escape…

Out of Place

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Out of Place

Directed by Peier "Tracy" Shen
Parallel stories of two lonely neighbors living side-by-side. Hui studies piano and grapples with her own inadequacy, while…

Overachievers

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Overachievers

Directed by Sam Mohney
A campus heist becomes a business student’s escape from a soulless corporate future, as he convinces two friends…

Porosity Valley 2: Tricksters’ Plot

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Porosity Valley 2: Tricksters’ Plot

Directed by Ayoung Kim
In a retro-digital future, Petra Genetix is a migrating data cluster who threatens to infect the system.

Poway “Unified”

Film

Poway “Unified”

Directed by Hailey Jose
BIPOC students share their experiences and struggles of living as a minority on a “white” campus.

Providence

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Providence

Directed by Daniel Lee
It’s about history seeping into the story of a family. It’s about reaching for the stars and California.…

Radical Care: The Auntie Sewing Squad

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Radical Care: The Auntie Sewing Squad

Directed by Valerie Soe
Feeling helpless during the pandemic but armed with sewing machines, a squad bands together to “rage sew” thousands…

Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on The Still Trembling Berlin Wall

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Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on The Still Trembling Berlin Wall

Directed by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke
In a cinematic world where heroes sound heroic and villains sound villainous, Jit teaches Ang to find her…

Red Ladies

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Red Ladies

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran
Somewhere deep in Orange County, a daughter hilariously tries to sabotage her mother's campaign to become the first…

The Rose of Manila

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The Rose of Manila

Directed by Alex Westfall
What is love when made real? Beauty. Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life…

Self Love

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Self Love

Directed by Jaeden Laroza
Words of experience and advice about how to cure sadness and find the key to self love.

Sixteen

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Sixteen

Directed by Nahyeon Lee
With an unplanned pregnancy and a strained relationship with her mother, life is not the K-pop fantasy Yaejin…

Smiling Buddha

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Smiling Buddha

Directed by Yu Chu Chang
A young woman struggles to balance her autonomy with her love for her grandma, whose fading memory creates…

Snail Mail

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Snail Mail

Directed by Andrea Baek
Pairs of pen pals share their sides of the letters: what they’ve learned, why they write, and what…

Standing Above The Clouds

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Standing Above The Clouds

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
Matriarchal power shines in this fascinating doc featuring elder women and the next generation resisting the building of…

Street Angel

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Street Angel

Directed by Michelle Sui
Decked in cheongsam, a wandering songstress unfolds history, memory, and cultural imagination onto a rapidly changing Chinatown.

There Were Four of Us

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There Were Four of Us

Directed by Cassie Shao
Peel through layers of dreams, explosions of color, and kinetic mixed media in an animation unlike any other.

Tiger and Ox

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Tiger and Ox

Directed by Seunghee Kim
Narrated with a lively sense of recollection and emotion, a daughter’s memory of growing up comes up against…

United

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United

Directed by Isabella Kwon
Korean American Christians speak on the LGBTQ debate that risks tearing their community apart.

Valley

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Valley

Directed by Allan Zhang Tran
It’s ditch day in the San Gabriel Valley as two high school seniors realize they might be on…

Mizuko (Water Child)

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Mizuko (Water Child)

Directed by Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane
Through Super8, watercolor, and stop-motion animation, the concept of "mizuko" (water child), a special name in Japan for…

We Need to Talk about Her

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We Need to Talk about Her

Directed by CHA Jeong-yoon
In a quiet Korean town, tensions come to a muted boil in a scarcely frequented restaurant and the…

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

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We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

Directed by John Torres
Footage and outtakes from behind the scenes of various Filipino productions (including those of Lav Diaz and Erik…

Yai Nin

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Yai Nin

Directed by Champ Ensminger
Under a halo of hairspray and feminine swagger, Nin is not your everyday sausage tycoon.

Zoe and Hanh

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Zoe and Hanh

Directed by Kim Tran
Zoe’s sex life is exposed when her conservative mother tracks her whereabouts in this awkward raunchy culture clash…