Monthly Film Festival

May 13, 2023 03:00pm PDT - 10:30pm PDT

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its May Monthly Film Festival and celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with its annual InFocus: Asian Cinema Program. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within our filmmaking community as part of our monthly program. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Schedule Details

Program #1 – InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts I
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Pre-Reception
3:30 PM – 5:15 PM – Program
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2 – InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts II
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Pre-Reception
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM – Program
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3 – Feature Narrative | Brutal Season – Presented in Partnership with Filmmakers Alliance
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Pre-Reception
8:30 PM – 10:15 PM – Program
10:15 PM – 10:30 PM – Audience Q&A

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InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts I
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Dir. Mia Walker, Writ. Karoline Xu & Prod. Jefferson White, Karoline Xu, Mia Walker, Tiffany Tran
7 Mins | USA
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Elite Match
Dir. Kathy Meng, Writ. Kathy Meng & Prod. Joe Kuperschmidt, Kylie Billings
14 Mins | USA
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Good Filipino Kids
Dir. Andrew Acedo, Writ. Andrew Acedo & Prod. Andrew Acedo, Ross Matlin
17 Mins | USA
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Dir. Jess Dang, Writ. Jess Dang & Prod. Darren Haruo Rae, Graehme Middleton
20 Mins | USA
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At the Water’s Edge
Dir. Vivian Ip, Writ. Vivian Ip & Prod. Kim Mariel, Yi Jia Lee
9 Mins | Singapore
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Dir. Anne Hu, Writ. Anne Hu & Prod. Gilana Lobel, Rachel Liu, Chenney Chen, Gabriella Murillo, Anne Hu, Oliver Brooks
16 Mins | USA
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Confluence: A Meditation in Documentary Form
Dir. ETA & Shanhuan Manton
15 Mins | USA
Tank Fairy
Dir. Erich Rettstadt, Writ. Erich Rettstadt & Prod. C.K. Hugo Chung, Anita Tung
10 Mins | Taiwan
InFocus: Asian Cinema Shorts II
Your Face
Dir. Daphne Zelle, Writ. Daphne Zelle & Prod. Daniel Kirby
4 Mins | USA
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Soul Food
Dir. Emily Teerasuphaset, Writ. Emily Teerasuphaset & Prod. Halley Albert
22 Mins | Thailand
Dir. Jeremy Hsing, Writ. Jeremy Hsing, Patrick Zhang & Prod. Jeremy Hsing, Patrick Zhang, Victoria Wang, Grace Leahy
14 Mins | USA
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Grandpa Cherry Blossom
Dir. Maddox Chuen Won Chen, Writ. Maddox Chuen Won Chen & Prod. Maddox Chuen Won Chen
8 Mins | USA
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To The Lights
Dir. Emily Ji-Ae Kim, Writ. Emily Ji-Ae Kim & Prod. Jesse Gi, Lindsay Wolf, Emily Kim
17 Mins | USA
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Dir. Arpita Mukherjee, Writ. Danny Pudi & Prod. Emma Orme, Apoorva Charan
40 Mins | USA
Feature Narrative | Brutal Season - Presented in Partnership with Filmmakers Alliance
Brutal Season
Dir. Gavin Fields, Writ. Gavin Fields & Prod. Shelby Grady, Roger Mayer
101 Mins | USA