Early Bird 3 day pass

Price $50.00
Sales End April 21, 2018

Event Date May 11, 2018 5:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

Early bird pricing for the 3 day pass which grants the user access to all screenings as well as the NAAPIMHA Live Performances and Short Films on Saturday 5/12/18. This does not include the VIP opening night reception on 5/11/18.

Regular 3 day festival pass

Price $65.00
Sales End May 11, 2018

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This is the regular pricing for the 3 day pass which grants the ticket holder access to all screenings as well as the NAAPIMHA Live Performances and Short Films on Saturday 5/12/18. This does not include the Friday night VIP Opening Night reception on 5/11/18.

VIP Festival Pass

Price $99.00
Sales End May 1, 2018

Event Date May 11, 2018 5:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

The VIP Festival Pass grants the holder access to
-all screenings during the festival
-VIP reception on Friday 5/11/18
-NAAPIMHA Live Performances and Short Films on Saturday 5/12/18
-VIP APA Film Swag bag
-Preferred seating section for each screening

Feature Film: An Open Door

Price $10.00
Sales End May 11, 2018

Event Date May 11, 2018 5:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

Short Film Prior to Feature: Keepsake directed by Megan Lau

An Open Door is a feature-length documentary on the uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save over 1,300 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. It is written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Noel M. Izon and co-produced by author Sharon Delmendo. This is the third film in his World War II trilogy Forgotten Stories.

This unique film will explore the rare confluence of the Pacific and European theaters. It juxtaposes momentous events in history such as the passage of the Nuremberg Laws and the inauguration of the Philippines as a Commonwealth of the United States.

An Open Door is the story of a deep friendship borne of common adversity and intense love for freedom. Together, Filipinos and Jews struggled, endured and ultimately prevailed.

Block 1 Non-American & International Films

Price $10.00
Sales End May 11, 2018

Event Date May 11, 2018 7:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This block showcases Non-American films made by and starring Asians.
Films include the following:
Year Zero directed by David Siev
The Fob and I directed by Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Pricetag directed by Myrthe Nymph Wai
A Gentle Night directed by Wouter Jansen
Tranh & Nowak directed by Geneviève Doang
Five O’Clock Shadow directed by Sangeeta Agrawal

Block 2 The Deadly Sins

Price $10.00
Sales End May 12, 2018

Event Date May 12, 2018 12:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This block will showcase short movies with sinful or adult themes produced by or starring Asian American talent. Note parental guidance is suggested for this block as some movies may not be suitable for children.
Films include the following:
Til We Descend directed by Joseph Le
A Doll's Hug directed by Rob Chihwen Lo
Crazy Hive directed by William Yang
The Heartbreak Factory directed by So Young Shelly Yo
Lux In Effect directed by Lyin Landre
View produced by Freddie Lau and directed by Rui Wang
Asian Man, White Woman directed by Woody Fu

Block 3 Documentaries

Price $10.00
Sales End May 12, 2018

Event Date May 12, 2018 2:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This block will showcase documentaries produced by or starring Asian American talent.
Films include the following:
Letter to My Children directed by Joseph Juhn
Taobao directed by Noah Sheldon
Race: The Al Young Story directed by Rick Quan
The Flip Side directed by Val Wang
Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 directed by Penny Lee

Block 4 Feature: Finding Kukan

Price $10.00
Sales End May 12, 2018

Event Date May 12, 2018 4:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

Short Film Prior to Feature: Finding Kukan directed by Robin Lung

Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to American audiences. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942. Lost for decades, Lung discovers a badly damaged film print of KUKAN, and pieces together the never before told inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of it -- Li Ling-Ai and cameraman Rey Scott.

FINDING KUKAN uses rare and unseen archival footage to create an unforgettable portrait of a female filmmaking pioneer, and sheds light on the long history of racial and gender discrimination behind the camera, which continues to reverberate in Hollywood today.

General Admission NAAPIMHA Live Performances and Short Films

Price $50.00
Sales End May 12, 2018

Event Date May 12, 2018 6:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This special block will feature live artistic performances invited by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness.

Student/Veteran/Senior Admission NAAPIMHA Live Performances and Short Films

Price $25.00
Sales End May 12, 2018

Event Date May 12, 2018 6:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This special block will feature live artistic performances invited by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness. *Note this ticket pricing is for students, veterans, or seniors for this event only. Please have a valid ID, at the box office check-in with this ticket.

Block 5 Home and Family

Price $10.00
Sales End May 13, 2018

Event Date May 13, 2018 12:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This block will showcase family friendly and family themed short movies produced by or starring Asian American talent.
Films include the following:
Rubbish Robot directed by Ng Ka-kit, Law Chi-wai
The Giant with a House directed by Chan Sin-hong
Passing Rain directed by Yeung Hey-chiu
I Am Not Pretty directed by Keung Yin Ni, Sin Man Ting
Godspeed directed by Chiahao Chou
Sprout directed by Haimen Gong
Ichigo Ichie directed by Lanxin Yu
I Won't Miss You directed by Bernard Badion
Starbucks Lovers directed by Joseph Ruggieri
KCLOC directed by Ninaad Kulkarni
Special Lunch directed by Michael Kang
Aswang Next Door directed by Bernard Badion

General Admission Block 6 Search for Self and Meaning

Price $10.00
Sales End May 13, 2018

Event Date May 13, 2018 2:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

This block will feature short films with themes on self discovery, religion, and self-identification. It will also feature 2 short documentaries that APA Film has helped to produce in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Teen Council this past year that is centered on their experiences with two local Buddhist temples in the D.C. area.

APA Film also presents Double Tap, winner of the 2017 APA Film festival Script2Screen contest. This short is about two female office coworkers, male coworkers, a phone, a social media account, and the hilarity that ensues. Double Tap was written by Waka T. Brown and directed by Waka T. Brown adn Stan Kang.

Other Films include the following:
The Interrogation M.A. directed by Alan Wong
Huff directed by Minjae Kang
The Importance of Finding the Other directed by Marcey Lynn Frutchey
Sanzu No Kawa: The River of Three Crossings directed by Cyrus Tabar
Othello-San directed by Ted Adams III
Confucius Plaza directed by Patrick Chen

Feature Film: Find Me

Price $10.00
Sales End May 13, 2018

Event Date May 13, 2018 4:00 PM | Show DetailsHide Details

"FIND ME" is the story of an accountant who's dealing with a recent painful divorce, finally deciding to get out into the world again to try find a co-worker friend who has mysteriously disappeared, leaving clues for him in National Parks across the West.

Location:
If traveling by Metro, please arrive at the Archives-Navy Mem’l - Penn Quarter Station on the green and yellow line
For parking there should be several parking garages in the blocks east of the Navy Memorial, please consult google maps for directions and parking information prior to arriving

Once you have arrived at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, please check in at the box office and proceed downstairs to the theater.

VIP pass holders and filmmakers have a preferred seating section but any empty seats in this area will be freed up once the block showing begins. Alcohol and food will be served at the 5/11/18 VIP reception on opening night so any persons under 21 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.