From May 1-11, the 30th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented a program of feature films, shorts and videos at various venues around Los Angeles, including the DGA’s Los Angeles Theater complex, CGV Cinemas, Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach.
Presented by Visual Communications LAAPFF, is a key highlight of the Asian Pacific Heritage Month activities and Southern California’s premier showcase for Asian Pacific cinema. Since 1983, the Festival has presented nearly 4,000 films and videos by Asian international and Asian American artists. This year's LAAPFF presented a line-up of over 140 feature-length and short films, filmmaker panels, special presentations, parties, and more.
As part of its continuing outreach to independent filmmakers on May 2, the Guild hosted its annual brunch for the LAAPFF Filmmakers in the Los Angeles headquarters atrium. During the brunch, the filmmakers got valuable tips about the festival from LAAPFF staff, and heard more about the Guild, the industry and the work of the DGA Asian American Committee (AAC) from AAC Co-Chair Ron Dempsey and AAC Co-Chair Lisa Chu was on hand to answer questions about the Guild. The filmmakers also heard from AAC Co-Chair Emeritus Henry Chan whose feature 100 Days took home the LAAPFF Audience Award for "Favorite Feature-Length Narrative."