Triple (Pinoy) Threat at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Twenty seven years ago, in 1983, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) was established by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center. Designed as a vehicle to promote Asian Pacific American cinema, the Festival has grown from its humble beginnings as a weekend-long series into a major annual showcase presenting the best of Asian Pacific American and Asian international media in the United States.
The Festival’s ongoing spotlight programs afford a snapshot of the national cinemas of countries that are little seen in the United States, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, among others.
This year, the LAAPFF takes place from April 28 to May 7, 2011 in various venues around LA principally the Directors Guild of America, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre, and CGV Cinemas. It will feature works by established and emerging filmmakers and video artists; a slate of provocative and highly entertaining feature-length productions showcasing the talents of Asian American acting and producing talents; and new works by Asian international artists. There will also be filmmaker seminars, panel discussions and symposiums on topics relevant to Asian Pacific cinema.
The Film Festival continues and expands its commitment to nurturing new talent and promoting the development of Asian Pacific Americans both behind and in front of the camera through presentation of the annual Grand Jury Awards and Special Jury Awards (feature-length narrative and non-fiction film), Festival Golden Reel and Linda Mabalot New Director/New Visions Awards (short film), and Festival Audience Awards for favorite feature-length narrative and documentary film.