Congratulations LAAPFF2022 Award Winners!

Congratulations Award Winners!

Visual Communications proudly presents the 38th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and we feel so grateful to come together and celebrate our artists. We are thrilled to announce awards and recognitions to these especially moving films from this year’s festival:

🌟Emerging Filmmaker Award: Yasir Masood for his film ISTIKHARA, NEW YORK
Golden Reel Award – Narrative Short: EUREKA, dir. by Miida Chu
Golden Reel Award – Doc Short: HOLY COWBOYS, dir. by Varun Chopra
Linda Mabalot | New Visions Award: LONG LINE OF LADIES, dir by Rayka Zehtabchi, Shaandiin Tome
Special Jury Recognitions: ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING, dir. by Alexandra Cuerdo, SUNRISE IN MY MIND (ថ្ងៃរះក្នុងចិត្), dir. by Danech San, and THE RETURN, dir. by Hena Ashraf
🌟Grand Jury Award – Best Narrative Feature: THE ASSAULT (Штурм), directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
🌟Special Jury Recognitions: Phu Truong, Diep Anh Chu and Tin Tin for their performance in MAIKA (Maika Cô Bé Đến Từ Hành Tinh Khác), dir. by Ham Tran, and LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE, dir. by Martika Ramirez Escobar
Grand Jury Award – Best Documentary Feature: BAD AXE directed by David Siev
Special Jury Recognitions: SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS, dir. by Dongnan Chen, DELIKADO, dir. by Karl Malakunas, and FREE CHOL SOO LEE, dir. by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi
🌟Audience Award – Documentary Feature: OMOIYARI: A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI, dir. by Justin Smith, Kaoru Ishibashi
🌟Audience Award – Narrative Feature: DEALING WITH DAD, dir. by Tom Huang
Congratulations filmmakers! We are honored to have presented your films at the #LAAPFF2022!

C3: Young Rock

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