About the Festival
Established in 1983 by VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) is the largest film festival in Southern California dedicated to showcasing films by and about Asians & Pacific Islanders around the world. We were recently named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017” by MovieMaker Magazine!
The Festival presents approximately 150 films and mediaworks that celebrates Asian Pacific filmmakers and stories. The Festival’s highlights include an Opening and Closing Night Celebration, a Festival Centerpiece presentation, a full complement of industry panels and workshops, and a variety of special events. Positioned to lead-off annual activities in support of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Festival attracts entertainment celebrities, civic and community leaders, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts in a week-long celebration of the ongoing accomplishments by Asian Pacific cinematic artists.
Link to event: LAAPFF2019
The annual "Spotlight on Taiwan" section will present two award-winning feature films — Heather Tsui's directorial debut "Long Time No Sea," and Malaysian-born Wi Ding Ho's "Cities of Last Things" — and a record five short films, the most Taiwanese shorts presented in one festival edition.
This year's edition will also spotlight five shorts by emerging filmmakers from the Taiwanese diaspora: "Mama Pingpong Social Club" by Shiang An Chuang; "The Visit" by Roxy Shih; "Gentlemen Spa" by Yu Jhi-han; "Merry-Go-Around" by Ray Wu; and "I Can’t Bring You Away" by Li-wei Lin.
Text credit: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival