D.C. Asian Pacific American Film, in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative’s Office (TECRO), is proud to present Taiwan’s highest-grossing documentary, Go Grandriders, at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (555 11th St. NW, WDC) on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. This is a FREE screening that you don’t want to miss! In addition to seeing this wonderful film, you will have an opportunity to win some awesome prizes such as the highly-acclaimed Taiwanese tea and pineapple cake! Read More »
In an effort to promote Asian Pacific American cinema and visual arts in the Washington DC metropolitan area, DC APA Film encourages local, national, and international press coverage of our annual film festival and other special screenings and events throughout the year. For researching their news stories or reviews, accredited members of the media may request screener copies of festival films and/or attend our screenings free of charge.
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Washington DC – Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) announces the 5th year of the P.O.V. Workshop, a youth filmmaking training program designed to empower and provide a voice to local Asian Pacific American youth by teaching them the art of visual storytelling. The P.O.V. Youth Filmmaker Workshop program consists of a series of workshops taking place over the course of six consecutive weekends, during which participants will learn the necessary skills and steps to create a short film from conception to completion.
P.O.V. aims to encourage the artistic development of young people within our community between the ages of 16 to 19, by giving them hands-on experience in the techniques of filmmaking. Students will receive valuable insight into the creative and technical strategies essential for conceptualizing, developing, and producing films. Classes will involve a wide range of topics that will give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and put it to immediate use.
The P.O.V. workshop will also provide an opportunity to showcase students’ work to the general public. Participants will work together to create a final short film that will premiere during the 13th annual DC APA Film Festival.
The workshop will be led by Gayle Añonuevo, Amy Hosseinnian, Wyman Lee, and Chris Tsou and will feature local filmmakers and professionals as guest instructors. They will share their expertise and expose students to various types of jobs available in the film industry. Classes will be held each Saturday from July 14 to August 18, at a metro-accessible location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Applications must be postmarked by June 15th. Selected applicants will be notified by Saturday, June 23th via email.
Applications are available on our festival website, www.apafilm.org, and can be submitted by:
Email: pov[at]apafilm.org, or
c/o Wyman Lee
1380 Monroe St
Washington, DC 20010
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Call for Films: 2012 DC APA Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions!
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 ̶ The 13th Annual D.C. Asian Pacific American (APA) Film Festival will take place on October 2012, and we are accepting all submissions through Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5151
More than 20,000 people in the D.C. area have been introduced to the voices and talents of Asian Pacific American filmmakers with the number of attendees growing steadily each year. In recent years we have featured films about contemporary issues that have gone to win awards and receive national television broadcast premieres such as 9500 Liberty (MTV Networks, 2010), A Village Called Versailles (PBS, Independent Lens, 2010) and Daughter from Denang (Academy Award nomination, 2003).
We accept submissions of all types of films including narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental. Why should you submit your full-length or short film to our festival?
- We are the largest showcase of Asian Pacific American films on the East Coast.
- Great networking opportunities with filmmakers and talent from around the country.
- Good odds of acceptance: 30% of entries programmed last year!
- Washington D.C. is an exciting town with great museums, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
Dates to remember: Early deadline is April 27, 2012; regular deadline is May 18, 2012; and late deadline is June 1, 2012. Visit our submission FAQ for full details: http://www.apafilm.org/submissions/
Sponsor the 13th D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival!
Sponsoring the APA Film Festival includes buying a multi-channel opportunity to reach out to thousands of movie-goers in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Apart from limited edition festival souvenir catalogs for all attendees, sponsors benefit from additional web, print, and broadcast outlets. Individual or institutional/business opportunities available. GEICO, Verizon, Prudential and SONY have been past sponsors. For more info about Sponsorship, visit http://www.apafilm.org/sponsor/
Since 2000, D.C. Asian Pacific American Film, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, has produced an annual film festival based in Washington, D.C. devoted to film and media arts made by and/or about Americans of Asian Pacific Islander descent and other Asian Diasporic groups from around the world. For more info about D.C. APA Film, please visit our website at www.apafilm.org
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 ̶ Set in Vietnam and filled with visually stunning dance sequences, Saigon Electric opens the 12th Annual D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival on October 6, 7:30 p.m. at E Street Cinema. Described by Variety as “skillful and energetic” and “a crowd pleaser,” Saigon Electric is a story of friendship, class, love and dance. Mai, a traditional ribbon dancer from the countryside, arrives to the big city of Saigon in hopes of being admitted to the national dance academy. She finds friendship with the rebellious Kim, a hip-hop dancer from a local crew called Saigon Fresh. Mai enters their lives as the crew trains at the community center with their own dreams of competing internationally in South Korea. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Last year local film blogger Allison Lyzenga reviewed many of our films. We dig her because she watches a ton of movies and blogs about them on her movie site, My Film Habit. Allison watches all kinds of movies – mainstream, indie, obscure and the silly ones – and her reviews are dead on. Read More »
Washington DC — Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) announces the 4th year of the P.O.V. Workshop, a youth filmmaking training program designed to empower and provide a voice to local Asian Pacific American youth by teaching them the art of movie-making. The P.O.V. Youth Filmmaker Workshop program consists of a series of workshops taking place over the course of six consecutive weekends, during which participants will learn the necessary skills and steps to create a short film from conception to completion.
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