Genre

drama

All I Want is Everything

Film

All I Want is Everything

Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
When being “good” isn’t good enough, a fiercely driven teenager indulges in the bad to reach her goals…

Americanized

Film

Americanized

Directed by Erica Eng
Growing up in Oakland’s complex hip hop culture and fearing community isolation, a multifaceted teenage basketball player searches…

Bus Girl

Film

Bus Girl

Directed by Jessica Henwick
An aspiring chef makes ends meet as an overworked, overlooked waitress—but a chance encounter with a renowned food…

Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine

Film

Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine

Directed by Naman Gupta
After an attempt at coming out to his parents ends in disaster, a young gay man travels back…

Congratulations (Mabrook)

Film

Congratulations (Mabrook)

Directed by Asad Farooqui
An outspoken aspiring actor must navigate a chaotic Eid party—or face the scathing disapproval of his community.
Narratives

Drifting

Film

Drifting

Directed by Jun Li
Ex-prisoner Fai is roughing it on the streets, but the government doesn't care why he's a junkie or…
Gala Presentations, Narratives

Closing Night: Every Day in Kaimukī

Film

Closing Night: Every Day in Kaimukī

Directed by Alika Tengan
When his girlfriend receives an opportunity outside of their small Hawaiian town, Kaimukī, Naz also decides to leave.…

Hannah’s Biography

Film

Hannah’s Biography

Directed by Patricia Lee
An eighty-one-year-old recent divorcee lives a seemingly typical life: she spends time with her daughter and grandchildren, uses…

Hannah’s Biography

Film

Hannah’s Biography

Directed by Patricia Lee
An eighty-one-year-old recent divorcee lives a seemingly typical life: she spends time with her daughter and grandchildren, uses…

Ka Ho’i: The Return

Film

Ka Ho’i: The Return

Directed by Mitchell Viernes
An aging Hawaiian War Veteran grapples with the nightmares of his past in a world that seems to…

Last Hawiian Sugar

Film

Last Hawiian Sugar

Directed by Dèjá Cresencia Bernhardt
Twelve-year-old Nua makes peace with the mixed emotions she has about the land she lives on when she…

Love and Corona

Film

Love and Corona

Directed by Nicole Maxali and Ratha Nou
After losing her job during the pandemic, an energetic wallflower conducts virtual dates on a subscription service site—and…

Lucky Fish

Film

Lucky Fish

Directed by Emily May Jampel
Stifled by the expectations of her strict and heteronormative family, a young girl has a dreamy chance encounter…

Only the Moon Stands Still

Film

Only the Moon Stands Still

Directed by Johnson Cheng
When a modernizing world obscures a fading ballroom dance studio, the owner’s talented daughter must decide between her…

OST

Film

OST

Directed by Abhichoke Chandrasen
A debilitatingly perfectionist scoring assistant is tasked with writing the score of a Thai horror movie—but one wrong…

PAIN OF THE ANONYMOUS

Film

PAIN OF THE ANONYMOUS

Directed by Daichi Amano
An empathetic, though troubled online content moderator endangers her well-being as she becomes engrossed with her most horrific…

River of Small Gods

Film

River of Small Gods

Directed by Bradley Tangonan
On the brink of eviction, a Hawaiian woman takes a job from a mysterious sculptor to retrieve stones…

Thank You, Come Again

Film

Thank You, Come Again

Directed by Nirav Bhakta
After the trigger of a hate crime, an undocumented Indian American convenience store clerk comes crashing into his…

Zona

Film

Zona

Directed by Masami Kawai
In a near-future where a devastating drought ravages Los Angeles and separates classes into castes, a tenacious elderly…