FilAm Creative (FAC) is a Community Co-Presenter again this year for both Filipino Native and Filipino American films at the 32nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) from April 21-28, 2016. We are also proud to have our members with works in the festival as well.
We are co-presenting the following films and programs:
• VAMPARIAH – written and directed by FAC member Matthew Abaya
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 11:30pm – Downtown Independent, DTLA
Feature Film | 90 Minutes | World Premiere | Section: Narrative Nominees
Hosts: Walter Boholst and Edwin Santos
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/vampariah_2016
Mahal is a young hunter on a quest to find the killer of her parents amid a war between cryptic hunters and the undead. When she confronts the killer, an aswang (self-segmenting Vampire from the Philippines), she is forced to question who and what she is.
NOTE: Based on the 2004 short film, Bampinay. The short was featured here on FAC’s Halo-Haloween Series in 2014: https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/halo-haloween-pt-14-low-budget-films-dr-cody-chase-matthew-abayas-vampariah-lou-diamond-phillips/
• PANGANDOY: THE MANOBO FIGHT FOR LAND, EDUCATION AND THEIR FUTURE – directed by Hiyasmin Saturay
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 11:30am – Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo
Short Film | 20 Minutes | L.A. Premiere | Section: Shorts Program: From Vision To Reel
Hosts: Edwin Santos and Rex Sampaga
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/pangandoy_the_manobo_fight_for_land_edu_2016
The indigenous Talaingod Manobo tribe lives in the Pantaron Range, one of the last remaining untouched forests and sources of water in Mindanao, Philippines. For years, they have resisted mining and logging companies who are attempting to take their land. Pangandoy (”Aspiration”) documents how the Talaingod Manobo tribe are building community-based schools as a part of their resistance against exploitation, government neglect, and land grabbing.
• OUTRUN – directed by S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 4:00pm – Downtown Independent, DTLA
Documentary Film | 75 Minutes | West Coast Premiere | Section: Documentary Nominees
Host Edwin Santos
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/out_run_2016
As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat.
• MANANG BIRING – directed by Carl Joseph Papa
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 6:45pm – CGV Cinemas, Koreatown
Animated Feature | 75 Minutes | U.S. Premiere | Section: International Showcase
Hosts: Ed Mallillin and Rex Sampaga
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://m.laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/manang_biring_2016
Manang Biring is a comedy-drama about a feisty but terminally-ill old lady who has learned to accept her imminent demise. Until one day, she receives a letter from her long-estranged daughter abroad announcing of her return for the holidays. As she races against time with her declining health, Biring will go to great lengths to prolong her life and gift her daughter and grandson a Happy Christmas.
• FOR OFELIA – directed by Christopher de las Alas
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 9:30pm – Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo
Short Film | 15 Minutes | U.S. Premiere | Program: Section: See U See Me
Hosts: Walter Talens and Leah Anova
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/for_ofelia_2016
In 1960s Philippines, Peter, a rebellious young boy, struggles against his mother’s obsession with dressing him as a girl so that he may gain acceptance from the village and the affections of the prettiest girl in school.
Conrad Lihilihi’s short film HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAIRE.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 8:00pm at Aratani Theater, Little Tokyo
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We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
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