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  • Personal (2013)

    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.

    ANIMAL STYLE REVISITED: SKATE SHORTS

    Curated by Martin Wong of Asian American pop culture icon Giant Robot, the program combines skateboarding and cinema, two dynamic sources that inform his lifestyle and navigating the unknown.

    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.

    TOUCH OF THE LIGHT

    A story about a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan and his relationship with Xiao Jie, a young girl dreaming of becoming a dancer despite enormous challenges.

    NOOR

    Once a Khusras, Noor wants to be a real man. But Noor’s love is objected by his girlfriend’s brother and accidentally he is sent on a journey in a stolen truck to the wilderness unknown.

    HAFU: THE MIXED-RACE EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN

    “Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan.

    HARANA

    Harana follows the journey of U.S.-based guitarist Florante Aguilar back to his Filipino roots and his search for the tunes of harana and the lost voices of master haranistas.