FilAm Creative Events at the 2016 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

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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.

ALSO SHOWING:

Conrad Lihilihi’s short film HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAIRE.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 8:00pm at Aratani Theater, Little Tokyo
http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/happy_birthday_claire_2016

DISCOUNT CODES!!!
To get a discount code for the above films at LAAPFF 2016, please register for the newsletter at filamcreative@gmail.com with the subject “subscribe/LAAPFF 2016 discount code.”

For general event information including venues and parking, you can visit: http://www.vconline.org/festival

Festival info:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vcfilmfestival/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VCFilmFest

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.

Questions, comments to Edwin at filamcreative@gmail.com.

FILAM CREATIVE HIGHLIGHTS of the LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL 

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Rex Sampaga and Ed Mallillin co-present “Manang Biring”

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