FilAm Creative Events at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


FilAm Creative (FAC) is a Community Co-Presenter again this year for both Filipino Native and Filipino American films at the 33nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) from April 27 – May 4, 2016.


We are co-presenting the following films and programs:

To get a discount code for the following films FAC is co-presenting at LAAPFF 2017, please register for the newsletter at with the subject “subscribe/LAAPFF 2017 discount code.”

• I GOT YOU, FAM – 2nd Short Films Program: Seven total including three Filipino films.
Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm – Downtown Independent, Downtown Los Angeles  

~ 626 – Director Yudho Aditya  (12 mins., narrative)
~ LOS ANGELES, 1999 – Director Paul Lee  (7 mins., narrative)
~ FLOAT – Director Tristan Seniuk  (23 mins., narrative)
~ LITTLE LIGHTS – Director Rivelle Mallari  (10 mins., narrative)
~ FLIP THE RECORD – Director Marie Jamora  (15 mins., narrative)
~ FRAGILE – Director Nilo Batle  (10 mins., documentary)
~ LOST DOGS – Director Cullan Bruce  (15 mins., narrative)


FilAm Creative Co-Presenters: Danice Cabanela and Craig Wilson  


LITTLE LIGHTS directed by Rivelle Mallari / Philippines, USA / 2016 / 10 Minutes 

“Little Lights” envision to tell a story through combining the intricacies of hand-painted watercolor, digital animation, and full-orchestra music to breathe life into the story of Charlie the Firefly. The film examines the concepts of weakness, unity and hope, as its characters are confronted with challenges that stem from the individualistic pursuit of personal agendas. However, as the film’s end shows, everything that the characters have gone through eventually works together for a greater purpose.


FLIP THE RECORD directed by Marie Jamora / Philippines, USA / 2017 / 15 Minutes 

In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.



FRAGILE (A PORTRAIT OF GIL BATLE) directed by Nilo Batle / USA / 2017 / 9 Minutes 

Artist Gil Batle was raised in San Francisco and spent 20 years of his life in five different California prisons where his artistic abilities protected him from violence. He now finds sanctuary and solace on an island in the Philippines, where he uses his talents to carve haunting images onto ostrich eggs.



• SAVING SALLY – USA Premiere (Live Action Animated Feature Film)
Monday, May 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm – CGV Cinemas 3, Koreatown, Los Angeles


FilAm Creative Co-Presenters: Sheila Tejada and Maurus Dumalaog  

Both director Avid Liongoren and screenwriter Mel Songco will be there in person!



SAVING SALLY directed by Avid Liongoren / International Competition, Programmers’ Picks / France, Philippines / 2016 / 90 mins / English, Filipino with English subtitles / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema / USA Premiere

Marty is an aspiring comic-book artist who is secretly in love with his best friend, Sally, the gadget inventor. Like every love story, there are complications: Sally has monsters for parents and a literal dick for a boyfriend, while Marty has the innate ability to do nothing about everything despite his vivid fantasies of defending the love of his life from the big bad world.

Festival Prize Best Musical Score, 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, (Composer: Pablo Pico)

Children’s Choice Award, 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival


We are also proud to have our FAC members with works in the festival :

FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT (Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6pm at ArtShare LA) –

I WON’T MISS YOU – Directed by Bernard Badion, written by Joy Regullano and starring Will Choi, Edward Hong, Jully Lee, Joy Regullano, Kelly Sry, Kelvin Han Yee (April 30, 2017 at 7:30am at Tateuchi Democracy Forum)  –


BASTARD – Written and directed by Mara De La Rosa; Songwriter: Nicholas Pilapil (April 29, 2017 at 11:30am at Tateuchi Democracy Forum) –


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