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Photo by Wayne You Huang

Check out pics from the 2010 D.C. APA Film Festival on our Flickr page.

Big thanks to our staff photographers Wayne You Huang and Kendrick Hang. Read More »


Opening Night of the 11th Annual D.C. APA Film Festival was a huge success! D.C. APA Film’s POV Class of 2009 graduates Amy Hosseinnian and Tru Nguyen were at the sold out event and interviewed the filmmakers and crowd. Tru and Amy take you to Opening Night where they catch up with Justin Guerrieri, editor for “Au Revoir “Taipei” before heading to the afterparty!

Opening Night – 11th Annual DC APA Film Festival from DC APA Film on Vimeo.

Filmed and edited by Mike Song.


Don’t Quit Your Day Job — A DIY Filmmaking Workshop with J.P. Chan and DC APA Film

WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2-4 PM

WHERE: Goethe Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Last year’s workshop was a complete sellout! Read More »


Spend your Friday night with us watching movies and you’ll also have a chance to win some prizes! We’ll be raffling off some cool merchandise during the festival, merch such as women’s perfume, men’s cologne, subscriptions to Giant Robot and Hyphen Magazine, Hyphen Magazine t-shirts, gift certificates to Bambu Sushi Bar and even Washington Wizards tickets! Read More »


The award-winning film Au Revoir Taipei makes its only Washington D.C. appearance at our film festival on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. You do not want to miss this crowd pleaser, which is Executive Produced by Wim Wenders.

A reception will follow the screening at Asia Nine immediately after the Q&A of Au Revoir Taipei. Free for ticket holders; $10 for those without. Light food will be provided.

In his feature length debut, director and winner of DC APA’s 2007 Best Narrative Short award Arvin Chen returns to the vibrant streets of Taipei in this utterly charming film about old loves lost and new loves found.

A sheepish young man, Kai (Jack Yao), reluctantly bids adieu to his girlfriend Faye and dreams of reuniting with her in Paris. His daily routine consists of working at his parents’ modest noodle stand and soliciting the language section at a local bookstore to slyly learn French. Meanwhile, he remains aloof to the timid advances of the cute bookstore clerk, Susie (Amber Kuo). Read More »


The Mountain Thief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. APA Film continues to bring the finest films to the Washington D.C. area. We had another tremendous lineup this year and selecting the award winners has always been a difficult task due to the high number of quality films submitted to the film festival each year. We are proud to announce the D.C. APA Film 2010 Festival award winners, including the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award: Read More »


Raffle winner Jose shows off his prize - the special edition 2010 shirt!

The 11th Annual D.C. APA Film Festival is one week away!

It is truly amazing that volunteers have put together this festival for 11 years now. It involves a lot of planning and a lot of hard work. Read More »


The Things We Carry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Asian Pacific American Film, Inc. has been part of the D.C. community for almost 11 years now. This year, DC APA Film’s 11th Annual Film Festival will take place on October 7 to October 16, 2010 in locations throughout downtown D.C. Read More »


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The critically acclaimed film Au Revoir Taipei – an award winner at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival this year – will make its Washington D.C. premiere at the 11th Annual D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival on October 7, 2010. Au Revoir Taipei, executive produced by Palme d’Or winner Wim Wenders, will screen at Landmark’s E Street Cinema at 7:30 p.m. as the festival’s Opening Night film. Read More »

APA Film is proud to announce that 9500 LIBERTY will be the Opening Night Film for the 10th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival beginning October 1st. This highly anticipated documentary, by local filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park, examines the political and socio-economic impact of the notorious battle over immigration in Prince William County, VA just outside Washington, D.C.
For more information visit:
9500 Liberty trailer and website
9500 Liberty YouTube Channel
Washington Post article(s) and the immigration debate coverage
CNN story
9500 Liberty screens with Geoffrey Quan’s short film The Other Way Round
Tickets for Opening Night and the festival will be available in late September. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified as soon as tickets go on sale. Read the full press release here.

APA Film is proud to announce that CHILDREN OF INVENTION will be the Closing Night Film for the 10th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. This Official Selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival has won several Grand Jury awards across the U.S. and will make its Washington, D.C. premier on October 10th, closing the festival. Director and Writer Tze Chun’s previous short film Windowbreaker was an official selection at the 2007 DC APA Film Festival.

Children of Invention (dir. Tze Chun)

Children of Invention (dir. Tze Chun)

This feaure narrative has been heralded for its moving portrayal of an American family caught in the economic crisis of our time, through the eyes of two clever children who find a way to cope when their mother goes missing.

For more information visit:

Children of Invention website

Boston Globe interview with Tze Chun on shooting his film in Boston

Interview with Tze Chun on Asian American parenting in the SF Chronicle

Tickets for Closing Night and the rest of the festival will be available in late September. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified as soon as tickets go on sale.