HBO® Showcases Emerging Asian Pacific American Directors at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


WHAT: The winners of HBO’s first Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition will receive their world premiere screenings with an exclusive event at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Exploring a range of topical issues facing the modern APA experience, the shorts offer a bold and uncompromising look at such controversial subject matter as crime, addiction and family turmoil. A panel discussion featuring the directors will immediately follow the screening.

WHO: HBO APA Visionaries winners: Dinh Thai (first place, Monday), Tiffanie Hsu (second place, Wonderland), Jingyi Shao (third place, Toenail). Celebrity guests: Actor Tzi Ma (Arrival, Rush Hour).

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, April 28, 2017

Screening / Panel: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Launched in August 2016, HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries is an annual short film competition dedicated to showcasing emerging APA directors with unique perspectives of the
Asian Pacific American experience. The competition also seeks to further the dialogue about race and representation in Hollywood. Judges for the competition included HBO executives and a panel of industry experts, including representatives from the LAAPFF and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment. This year’s APAV winners will make their HBO premiere during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May on HBO On Demand / NOW / GO / ZONE.