ID Film Fest at The Japanese American National Museum

Three years ago, director Quentin Lee and I started a film festival here in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum. We wanted to showcase films by Asian Pacific Islander (API) filmmakers for API filmmakers. This year we have three days of exciting movies, an API filmmaker’s conference, and workshops!

3rd Annual ID Film Festival
Dates: October 8 through 10, 2010
Japanese American National Museum (369 East First St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

The 2010 ID Film Fest includes films including several of which are Los Angeles and World Premieres, the Asian American Independent Features Conference, a Filmmaker’s Crash Course session, and competitions geared toward advancing the careers of Asian Pacific Islander filmmakers.

Check out the schedule and ticket information after the cut.

Friday (10/8) 8 pm: Opening Night Film Fog
Fog, directed by Kit Hui, starring Hong Kong-based American actor Terence Yin and Eugenia Yuan. Director Kit Hui will present the Los Angeles premiere of her moody and artful debut feature. Ming Lai’s Journey of a Paper Son will precede the feature. A reception will follow the screening in honor of directors Kit Hui and Ming Lai.

Saturday (10/9) 6 pm: Shorts Program. Combination Platter
Combination Platter delivers an eclectic selection of short films that promises to make you laugh and think, featuring videos by Kerwin Berk, James Huang, Chia-Chun Hsum Kristina Sisco, Mark Niu, William Lu, and Feodor Chin.

Saturday (10/9) 8 pm: Shorts Program. Queer & Sexy
Queer & Sexy presents a rare and edgy collection of queer and sexy shorts. Buckle down for a fun and fierce ride down the rainbow! The selection features videos by PJ Raval, Jessica Sanders, Quentin Lee, Eunice Wu, Kevyn Fong, and Brent Anbe.

Saturday (10/9), 10 pm:Centerpiece Film. Air Doll

Air Doll , directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, is acclaimed Japanese director Koreeda’s magical realist Cannes entry about a life-size blow-up doll developing a soul and falling in love with a video store clerk

Sunday (10/10) 12 pm: Filmmakers Crash Course

Filmmakers Crash Course is a series of 15 minute intense workshops from experts in various areas of the artistry and business of filmmaking.

Sunday (10/10) 2 pm: The API TV Pilot Shootout & Battle of the Pitches
Shootout is a multi-layered competition designed to assist writers, actors, directors, and crew in advancing their careers.

Sunday (10/10) 5 pm: Closing Film. The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry, directed by Ian McCrudder, is a moving drama about two siblings dealing with their drug addicted mother’s death. This Lobit sisters production features a stellar performance by writer/actress Alyssa Lobit. Jessica Sison’s short Kuna ni Nanag will precede the feature.

Tickets

  • $5 for Museum members
  • $10 for Non members
  • $30 for Festival pass

ID Film Fest is a presentation of Japanese American National Museum with sponsors including FOX Diversity, Final Draft, Mavericks of API Descent, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, and Japan Film Society with assistance from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Cultural Arts Commission.

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Author: Koji Steven Sakai

Writer/Producer Koji Steven Sakai is the founder of Little Nalu Pictures LLC and the CEO of CHOPSO (www.CHOPSO.com), the first Asian English streaming video service. He has written five feature films that have been produced, including the indie hit, The People I’ve Slept With. He also produced three feature films, a one hour comedy special currently on Netflix, and Comedy InvAsian, a live and filmed series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians. Koji’s debut novel, Romeo & Juliet Vs. Zombies, was released in paperback in 2015 and in audiobook in 2016 and his graphic novel, 442, was released in 2017. In addition, he is currently an adjunct professor in screenwriting at International Technological University in San Jose.