The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be presented April 29 – May 8, 2010 at the Directors Guild of America; Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre; Downtown Independent; National Center for the Preservation of Democracy; and Aratani/Japan America Theatre. A key highlight of the month-long Asian Pacific Heritage Month activities, the Film Festival is produced by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center. The Festival’s Premiere Sponsors are the Directors Guild of America and Gilead Sciences.
Since 1983, the LAAPFF has presented over 3000 films and videos by Asian international and Asian American artists, and additionally features seminars and panels, in-person guest appearances, and filmmaker awards. The festival continues to be the largest festival of its kind in Southern California and is the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian American and Asian international cinema.
Sponsors of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 26th Anniversary include:
OFFICIAL VEHICLE SPONSOR: Toyota PREMIERE: Directors Guild of America GOLD: Wells Fargo OFFICIAL BEER SPONSOR: Stella Artois OFFICIAL HOTEL SPONSOR: Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles SILVER: Sony Pictures Enter-tainment, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Metro, Minika Ko Marketing BRONZE: Bali Film Center, Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort, Fox Entertainment Group, Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan), SAG Indie, Screen Actors Guild, Hollywood & Highland Center STAR: NBC Universal, CBS, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Verizon Wireless, Writers Guild of America, West, Flash Cuts, Eastman Kodak Company GOVERNMENT SUPPORT: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Aff airs AWARDS SPONSORS: Movie Magic, Write Brothers, Inc. RECEPTION SPONSORS: Kyochon Chicken, Jinro, Madang the Courtyard, Far Bar | Chop Suey, Creative Floral Designs, LA18 KSCI-TV, Kirin