Festival 2009 Events Page


J.P. Chan Workshop

Filmmaking Workshop w/ J.P.Chan

Oct 9, 2009 at 7:00PM

Washington, DC

You’ve always dreamed about making movies, but you can’t afford the time or money to go to film school…


In this new workshop, self-taught filmmaker J.P. Chan shares his experience in making artistically serious no/low-budget short films that have played for audiences around the world.

You’ll learn how to make movies and get them seen, as J.P. did, with “no experience, no money, and no connections.” In other words, you’ll learn how filmmakers learned the craft and business before going to film school became the norm: by actually making movies.

J.P.’s two hour workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of experience and includes:

  • A screening of his four award-winning short films
  • Advice on all stages of filmmaking, including the creative process, equipment, marketing, film festivals, and funding
  • Extensive Q&A and participant-led discussion
  • Admission to shorts program Machines, Dreams and Screams following the workshop featuring J.P. Chan’s latest film “I Don’t Sleep I Dream”
  • Light refreshments

Seats are LIMITED and only available to purchase online. Buy your tickets now!

Panel: APA Activism History & New Media

Oct 10, 2009 at 4:00PM

Freer Gallery of Art Meyer Auditorium
Jefferson Dr at 12th St SW
Washington, DC

Through video clips and discussion, this panel will analyze the history of Asian Pacific American activism in media, reflecting on the contributions of early pioneers, such as Curtis Choy (The Fall of the I-Hotel, Manilatown is in the Heart). This media activism will be updated to include Jeff Adachi’s critique of Hollywood (The Slanted Screen, You Don’t Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story). Finally, there will be a conversation with Annabel Park and Eric Byler about the use of new media such as blogs and YouTube as expressed in their film 9500 Liberty.

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Closing Night Reception

Oct. 10, 2009 at 9PM-10:30PM and 11PM-12AM

812 7th St. NW
Washington, DC

Help us close out the 10th Annual DC APA Film Festival immediately after the Closing Night Film presentation of Children of Invention upstairs from the theatre of the Goethe-Institut in the 2nd garage door broken boca raton gallery.

Enjoy music and view the latest art exhibit as y0u sip complimentary beer and wine and nibble light fare courtesy of PING by Charlie Chiang’s. Director Tze Chun and Producer Mynette Louie will be available to discuss their film.

Please note there are TWO screenings of Children of Invention. Separate receptions will follow each screening, to begin after the filmmaker Q&As have ended. Your Closing Night ticket purchase includes free admission into the reception.