Friday, April 22nd

PH-US-70 #2 color

ALL SCREENINGS AND EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT
Atlantic Plumbing Cinema / 807 V Street, NW
Except the Community Screening at the Embassy of the Philippines

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
COMMUNITY SCREENING @ Embassy of Philippines – DELANO MANONGS
1600 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC NW 20036
Directed by Marissa Aroy (30 min / Documentary / US / Website / Twitter / Trailer)
SCREENING TICKET (Complimentary Admission, RSVP Required) FULL EVENT LISTING
Sponsor: Embassy of Philippines
Community Partners: Freer Gallery, Immigration Film Festival,  Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Filmmaker, Marissa Aroy will be in attendance…

Come join us for a simple Filipino lunch and a screening  as we celebrate 70 years of US and Philippines Relations as well as the Launch of our Embassy Partnership Program with a screening of Delano Manongs.  The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years.  We are fortunate that the filmmaker, Marissa Aroy, will be on hand to talk about her film and passion….

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FILMMAKER AND ACTOR EDUCATION SERIES

1:30 – 4:00 PM
SEED and SPARK: Crowdfunding to Build Confidence
EVENT TICKET (Complimentary Admission, RSVP Required) / FULL EVENT LISTING
Sponsor: Seed and Spark
Community Partners: DC Filmmakers, DC Media Makers

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience! Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financial plans for independent film. However, most filmmaker miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience building opportunities that can last an entire career and provide the groundwork for distribution that the filmmaker controls. This class for film related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relations with your audience. This workshop will cover: (1) Finding Your Audience, (2) Learning to Interact with Your Audience, (3) Elements of a Great Plan, (4) Executing a Great Plan, (5) After campaign Audience Growth, (6) Carrying your film into Festivals and Distribution. About Seed and Spark…Seed&Spark is a truly independent film community where filmmakers and audiences join forces to fund, promote and watch the best new independent films.

PRESENTER / Gerry Maravilla is the Lead Crowdfunding Specialist and Operations Manager at Seed&Spark. Seed&Spark is a crowdfunding and integrated distribution platform with the highest crowdfunding success rate in the business (75%!). As an independent filmmaker, Gerry ran a successful campaign for his short film, “Cross” — the story of a young man who’s lured into the world of backyard boxing in order to save his mother’s life. After completing his campaign, Gerry joined the Seed&Spark team where he advises filmmakers to reach their audience building and crowdfunding goals.

4:00-5:00 PM
SAG-AFTRA: The Benefits of SAG-AFTRA Membership
EVENT TICKET (Complimentary Admission, RSVP Required) / FULL EVENT LISTING
Sponsor: SAG AFTRA
Community Partners: DC Casting, DC Filmmakers, DC Media Makers

SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation for Television and Radio Artists) members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the World. With offices across the country, SAG-AFTRA works to ensure the strongest protects for media artists, including the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits, and work opportunities. Join SAG-AFTRA staff persons Jane Love and Ryan Hastings as they answer all of your questions about how to become a member of SAG-AFTRA and the benefits of membership.

PRESENTER / Jane Love is the Associate Executive Director of the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local of SAG-AFTRA. Love has been with the actors’ unions for more than 26 years and has held several positions over her tenure. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University here in Washington, DC.

PRESENTER / Ryan Barrett Hastings is a Business Representative in the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation for Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Prior affiliations includes: Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), Blue Man Group, Northwestern University, and Emerald City Theatre Company. He received his B.A. in Theatre and Classical Civilizations from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and studied with the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama, the Second City, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

5:00-6:00 PM
SAG-AFTRA: How to Work with SAG-AFTRA Actors
EVENT TICKET (Complimentary Admission, RSVP Required) / FULL EVENT LISTING
Sponsor: SAG AFTRA
Community Partners: DC Filmmakers, DC Media Makers

SAG-AFTRA professionals can enhance your project with their performances, but filmmakers need to sign a SAG-AFTRA agreement in order to cast union actors. SAG-AFTRA staff persons Jane Love and Jess W. Speaker, III will walk you through the benefits of using SAG-AFTRA members and demystify the process of making your Short Film, Low Budget Feature or New Media project SAG-AFTRA sanctioned. Find out more about how to sign your project and what paperwork is required.

PRESENTER / Jane Love is the Associate Executive Director of the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local of SAG-AFTRA. Love has been with the actors’ unions for more than 26 years and has held several positions over her tenure. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University here in Washington, DC.

PRESENTER / Jess W. Speaker, III is a Business Representative in the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local of SAG-AFTRA where he signs and monitors 20-25 Student, Short and Ultra-Low Budget films on a daily basis. Speaker comes to SAG-AFTRA from a career as a Stage Manager where he worked across the country on world premiere and large scale musicals, plays, opera and ballet. As a stage manager Jess served the membership of Actors’ Equity Association as a nationally elected Councillor serving on many negotiating teams and various national and regional committees.

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5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm (Monologue Filming Starts)
REEL SOCIAL: ACTOR’S NETWORKING EVENT
Social – Free Admission, No RSVP Required
MONOLOGUE FILMING TICKET ($10.00)  / FULL EVENT LISTING
Sponsor: SAG AFTRA
Community Partner: DC Casting

DC APA Film Festival is launching a new kind of acting social for aspiring actors and skilled actors alike. Come out and support DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival; try out some lines on camera and network with other local actors and filmmakers. For the camera shy, closeted actors come see what it’s like being front of a camera and try a few lines or two. We’ll have scenes from hit movies for you or some friends to read from. If you already have experience, it’s a great opportunity to try out your monologue over our professional lit green-screen backdrop. A digital copy of your performance is also available.  

This social is free and open all: actors, filmmakers, and the public. If you’d like some camera time, a donation of $10 will get you 7 minutes on camera. For an additional $10 donation, we will send you a 1080 HD version of your audition. All proceeds go toward DC APA Film Festival. After your session stay for the bar, network and mingle with other aspiring actors and filmmakers who may be looking to cast to for their next film. Camera time will be a first come first serve basis.

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8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SOMEONE ELSE
Directed by Nelson Kim (1 hr: 12 min / Drama / Korean / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Trailer)
SCREENING TICKET ($15.00) / FULL EVENT LISTING (APA Film Society $125.00)
Community Partners: Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership

Filmmaker, Nelson Kim will be in attendance…

SOMEONE ELSE is a surreal drama about the clash of wills between two Korean American cousins. Jamie (Aaron Yoo), a shy young law student hungry for a more vivid, risk-taking existence, visits his wealthy playboy cousin Will (Leonardo Nam) in New York City. Jamie has always looked up to Will for boldly pursuing pleasure and self-gratification in a way that Jamie’s own cautious, reserved nature has never dared. In his quest to emulate Will, Jamie sheds his old identity and gets involved with a mysteriously alluring girl named Kat (Jackie Chung). But in a series of surprising twists, Jamie’s adventure spirals out of control, and his dream of self-transformation becomes a nightmare that threatens to destroy him. SOMEONE ELSE takes the audience on a wild, unsettling ride in which nothing is as it first appears. What seems at first to be a realistic drama takes a radical turn beyond realism and transforms into a haunting meditation on love and loss. The true nature of Jamie’s situation is revealed, in an ending that will leave viewers discussing and debating it long after the movie is over.