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  • Asian (2013)

    SOONGAVA – DANCE OF THE ORCHIDS

    Centerpiece Presentation. A tender and heartbreaking tale about two young women who stand up against the traditions and morality of Nepali society.

    OUR HOMELAND

    Closing Night Presentation & Awards Ceremony. Sent decades ago as a child to North Korea under a repatriation program, Sungho returns to Japan for a temporary medical visit.

    INNOCENTS

    A delicate story of the friendship between two tweens, each estranged at home.

    TAIWAN CINEMA DAYS

    Three cherry picked short films and two refreshing animations, comprehensively present the various city- and landscapes of Taiwan, and briskly depart from the rich legacies of the Taiwanese masters.

    KOREAN WAR REMEMBERED

    Special program KOREAN WAR REMEMBERED examines the history and human effects of the Korean War, a war that most Americans now remember little about.

    INTO THE PENUMBRA

    Asian American representation in mainstream media has always been a struggle. Only those who envisage a possible shattering of the status quo could pioneer change.

    ENDURING ENCOUNTERS

    These 5 heart-wrenching stories provide insights on how the disfranchised are sent on a downward spiral to a limbo where everything could possibly go awry.

    AN UNBOUNDED ROMANCE

    What is the incomprehensibility of love that seduces us to unravel it? Perhaps it is the pointed question that deters us from loving, as well as compels us to love.

    IN TIMES OF INNOCENCE

    With a power and imagination uninhibited by their length, these five beautiful shorts capture the strength and pitfalls of familial bonds.

    For Youth By Youth

    For Youth by Youth program celebrates works by media makers of Asian descent under the age of 21, articulating their perceptions of life and the world in the most original voice.