THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL: YOUR FESTIVAL COMMUNITY
On this page you will find the different means that The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival expands beyond the movie screen. Located here are editorials and perspectives by members of our Film Festival programming team as well as links to the Film Festival’s main social networking sites located on Twitter.com and Facebook.com. Check back often for additional perspectives and opinions as well as forums and feedback pages meant for you, the audience.
Assembling the program schedule for The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival requires a lot of traveling to international and domestic film festivals, where both new discoveries and hard truths are uncovered along the way. In this feature, select members of the Film Festival organizing team report on their research trips, on new and exciting films, and of the cinematic movements where these works spring from.
Festival Co-Director Abraham Ferrer assess the impact of independent Asian Pacific cinema on our own self-image, enfranchisement and popular culture in his Festival 2010 blog, This Chronic Town.
Check out Abraham’s past programmer’s blogs:
As a prolific short filmmaker in his own right as well as a skilled environmental artist, resident cultural critic and curmudgeon Michael Caigoy has plenty on his mind when it comes to both mainstream and independent cinema. Don’t believe us? Then check out his occasional musing in his blog, RADICAL POSTURE.
Check back soon, as we will introduce new Festival weblogs soon.
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FESTIVAL ONLINE REPORTERS
Here are the winners of the ONLINE REPORTER CONTEST we conducted a few weeks ago and these lucky 4 festival patrons were chosen to help promote the festival through film reviews and social media via their personal Facebook, Twitter and other sources. You’ll see them their musings online throughout the Festival Week, as well as right here on this webpage:
INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES
The Film Festival’s many directors and producers are a diverse lot, ranging from veteran filmmakers to incorrigible novices, and from stellar visionaries to accidental celebrities. We will post interviews with as many of these cinematic stars as we can throughout Festival Week 2010, and later make them available through our parent site, vconline.org.
GERRY BALASTA • Director, THE MOUNTAIN THIEF
DEANN BORSHAY LIEM • Director, IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE
HELIE LEE • Director, MACHO LIKE ME
QUENTIN LEE • Director, THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH
LEENA PENDHARKAR • Director, RASPBERRY MAGIC
EYAD ZAHRA • Director, THE TAQWACORES