“Your smartphone is your press badge!” A hands-on workshop with Annabel Park and Eric Byler

A 75-min workshop on how new technology is revolutionizing citizen journalism and breaking down the barriers to power. Annabel Park and Eric Byler, co-directors of 9500 Liberty and co-founders of the Coffee Party, will show you some easy ways you can become part of the revolution to have truth-driven media overpower profit-driven media. Bring your smartphones or laptops.

FREE EVENT! Seating limited to the first 30 attendees, 3pm to 4:30pm, at Goethe-Institut on Sunday 10/9


Have you checked out our 2011 APA Film Festival trailer yet?

2011 DC APA Film Festival Trailer – October 6-15 from DC APA Film on Vimeo.

Lots of exciting films! Get your tickets today!


Trailer credits

Editor: Wyman Lee

Music: Inara Sunset, D.C. local band who will be performing at the Closing Night reception. “California Winter Storm” written by Ron Sanchez



We had such a great time last night and hope you did too! We’re thrilled to be back at the Goethe-Institut which has been our home for the past few years.

Check out our great lineup tonight, starting at 7 p.m:

Close Encounter of Mahjong
Five people meet in a tiny Chinese apartment for an afternoon game of mahjong, a traditional Chinese tile game. But everyone has something to hide in this stylized black comedy.  Preceeded by the short Digital Antiquities. Read More »


A few reasons why you should come to the Opening Night of the 12th Annual D.C. APA Film Festival:

- Some people actually bought new threads to wear for Thursday night’s screening of Saigon Electric. So you’ll be seeing some sharp dressed peeps if you’re into fashion.

- The popcorn at E Street Cinema is frickin’ ridiculously good. Yes even better than the popcorn at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. Yes I know because I ate buckets of popcorn at ArcLight. Read More »


Miyuki's Wind Bell

We’re really excited about our partnership with Asians on Film. Find out more about two films that will be screening at our festival: Miyuki’s Wind Bell and The Lulu Sessions:

Ken Ochiai (Miyuki’s Wind Bell)
http://www.asiansonfilm.com/2011/10/ken-ochiai-interview-miyukis-wind-bell-blood-ties/ Read More »


Be sure to check out Asians on Film as they will be featuring many of the stars and filmmakers who are in this year’s 12th Annual Film Festival. Get all the news and scoops on Asians on Film, it is truly an impressive site! Read More »


Comcast Corporation’s Cinema Asian America, an On Demand destination featuring Asian American content that reflects the diversity and depth of Asian American culture and its cinema, will be showing two films that screened at the D.C. APA Film Festival: 9500 Liberty co-directed by Annabel Park and Eric Byler, and Charlotte Sometimes (directed by Byler) in the month of October. Read More »


Wow, we have a lot of cool films for the 12th Annual film festival! Dance flicks, romantic comedies, dramas, shorts, documentaries and much more. Tickets are now on sale!

To purchase tickets, click here.

The 2011 Festival offers discounts for advance purchases online or over the phone. We encourage all patrons to take advantage of these discounts by purchasing tickets early. Online/Phone sales for each day’s screenings will be available until approximately 3 hours before the first screening of that day. After Online/Phone sales end, tickets will still be available at the door, but Advance Purchase discounts will no longer apply. Visit our ticket page now!


D.C. APA Film is proud to announce the world premiere of three films at our 12th Annual Film Festival.

We welcome back Jason Ho, whose film Puncture Wound screened at the 10th APA Film Festival. Jason returns to our fest with a new short titled The Pony Collector which will screen on Friday, October 7 at 9:15 pm. Synopsis: A young boy searches for a missing pony figure that was given to him by his absent father. A sensitive, charming tale with some moments of magic. Read More »


We’d like to thank the 20s & 30s Asian Going Out Group for a fun night at Cafe Asia on Thursday night! We met so many great folks and got to tell them about our wonderful film festival. We look forward to seeing many of you again at the APA Film Kick-Off Party at Tabaq Bistro in U. St on September 29 for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Read More »