The 36th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Presented by Visual Communications, the Festival runs online from September 24 – October 31, 2020, with a jam-packed schedule of over 280 films and events!
Films are available to watch and tickets for a film cannot be secured until the viewing window for a film has opened. Learn more about how to experience our Festival in our How to Fest page.
Visual Communications is proud to add Meet the Makers: FIRST VOTE Live Online Event to the Festival lineup. With only a few weeks away from the 2020 presidential election, LAAPFF joins WORLD Channel and Asian American Pacific Islander film festivals across the country to present a live screening of director Yi Chen’s FIRST VOTE. With unparalleled access to a diverse cross-section of politically engaged Chinese Americans, the character-driven documentary weaves stories from the presidential election of 2016 to the 2018 midterms, exploring the intersection of immigration, voting rights, and racial justice.
They are also excited to add the feature film THROUGH THE NIGHT, a documentary by Bronx-based Afro-Latina DJ, filmmaker, and film executive Loira Limbal, which explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider, whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center. The film, which made its world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, finds it way into the LAAPFF lineup as a special presentation that centers the tremendous value of domestic care workers, reveals the personal cost of rising wealth inequality in the U.S., and showcases the close bonds forged between parents, children, and caregivers – issues that are prevalent in many Asian American & Pacific Islander communities here in America.
Previous editions of C3:Conference for Creative Content aimed to create spaces to converge during the Festival. This year, the conference becomes C3:CONVERSE – a virtual space for creators to conversate and celebrate each other. Adding to an already robust C3:CONVERSE lineup, join us for unique conversations with powerful women who are changing the industry.
In C3: Fireside with Diane Quon, producer Nina Yang Bongiovi (FRUITVALE STATION, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, GODFATHER OF HARLEM) will sit down with Academy Award-nominated producer Diane Quon (MINDING THE GAP) in a personal conversation that covers Quon’s career from her days at NBC, to Paramount Pictures, to Kartemquin Films, and more.
Save the date for PAST//FORWARD 2020: 50 MORE! In these challenging moments, we are moving forward in celebrating you and our communities as key contributors to 50 years of Visual Communications. Join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for a virtual presentation of the event. Please consider making a donation to our VC50 Celebration Campaign. Click here to learn more.