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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Los Angeles (West Hollywood, Little Tokyo-downtown)

Hosted by
Visual Communications (VC)

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) – formerly known as VC FilmFest – is an annual film festival presented by Visual Communications (VC). It was established in 1983 as a vehicle to promote Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. The festival fulfills a unique mission in illuminating the visions and voices of Asian Pacific peoples and heritage. The festival is held in Los Angeles in May, which is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Dates for the 33rd edition are April 27 to May 4th, 2017.



  • Screenings of Asian American and Asian international films
  • Post-screening discussions with directors and cast members
  • Industry panels on acting, directing, writing and cinematography
  • Gala receptions and networking mixers
  • Awards

    LAAPFF presents juried awards to selected films in the following categories:

  • Narrative Feature
  • Documentary Feature
  • "Golden Reel" Award for short film
  • "Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions" Award
  • The festival also presents an Audience Award for narrative feature.


  • Directors Guild of America theaters
  • Laemmle Theatres Sunset 5
  • (JANM) National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
  • Aratani/Japan America Theatre
  • Pacific Amphitheatre, Orange County
  • The Downtown Independent
  • References

    Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Wikipedia

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