Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world? Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®?   Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film … Continue reading Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Heels off after FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel yesterday was FilAm Creations’ 6th Meeting and Potluck.  And, boy, the monthly social had one of its most hilarious break-the-ice introductions yet! This first sign should have been a warning…  One of our members brought balut to the potluck! For those of you who don’t know, balut is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck or chicken) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street-food in the Philippines.  It is usually served with beer, but alcohol products were not allowed at the potluck.  As … Continue reading What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Friday, June 2, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos “Today is the day.  Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker … Continue reading What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement!  Buy your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230 In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative started a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge them to create short films. “Filipino stories and narratives are rarely seen in mainstream Hollywood film and television projects. But according to these very talented and determined Pinoy filmmakers, actors, and content creators paving their own way in the industry, Filipino/a representation can change in the near future.” reports Balitang America’s Yong Chavez as she presented a 2-part series about these creative Fil-Am directors, actors, … Continue reading TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, May 18, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos It’s been one week since the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and two weeks since our FilAm Creations: A … Continue reading Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

#FACinfocus: FAC Behind-The-Scenes Episodic Series (FilAm Creations / LAAPFF 2017 Edition)

In March of 2017, FilAm Creative’s FAC NETWORKS debuted its first episodic series, FAC Behind-The-Scenes on YouTube.  To coincide with FilAm Creations’ film challenge initiative proposed in January, FAC:BTS provided coverage and cast & crew interviews while on-location at most of the productions shot in and around Southern California. With eight original episodes plus a bonus episode, nine out of the twelve short films being produced were featured:  Finding Ronwe, Lolo Pepe, Uncle Eddy, Plaza Blvd, What You Don’t Say, Man Of My Dreams, I Don’t Love You, The Last Straw and Miss Understanding.   First proposed to Craig Wilson, FilAm … Continue reading #FACinfocus: FAC Behind-The-Scenes Episodic Series (FilAm Creations / LAAPFF 2017 Edition)

FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations

Every year, we are proud to be a Community Partner with Visual Communications’ annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; co-presenting various short film programs from AAPI filmmakers and talent for the next generation of Hollywood to feature film premieres from creative Pinoys from the Philippines. However, this year in 2017, we are equally proud to have taken on VC Fest’s filmmaker challenge to create short films of our own. Welcome FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT (2nd Short Films Program) curated by Craig Obligacion-Wilson: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/filam-creative-shorts/ On the evening of Friday, April 27th at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in the heart of … Continue reading FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations

What Happened at 4th FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

It was our second potluck party, but this time held at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, two weeks before our filmmakers’ initiative, FilAm Creations’ 12 new short films sold out premiere screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 3rd at the ArtShare LA, it was time to celebrate our accomplishments thus far! There was a discussion on upcoming FilAm Creative events including Halo-Halo Headshots, a panel event with NBC, creating new content for the Bidyo Channel and an update on FilAm Creations’ second screening. With every … Continue reading What Happened at 4th FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

What Happened at 3rd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

It was a potluck party with almost more people than the previous two meetups!  With more than half of the FilAm Creations film teams at the post-production stage, it was time to celebrate as well as meet with each other for potential collabs on future projects after the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. FilAm Creations’ Festival Coordinator and Lolo Pepe filmmaker, Craig Wilson says “Every time we meet- we double in size.  I feel FilAm Creative’s “FilAm Creations” film collective caught lightening in a bottle and we have stepped up to answer a call. This is only two and a half … Continue reading What Happened at 3rd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

What happened at the 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Meetup? Well, this!   We doubled our size since the first FAC / LAAPFF Meetup on January 12 [link]. The first meetup by FilAm Creative (FAC) spawned six and later, ten production teams to produce ten short films to premiere and fill a program block at this year’s 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27 – May 3).  The overwhelming interest gave birth to FilAm Creations.  The conversation continued at our official Facebook group. Word spread fast — not only in the Filipino American community … Continue reading What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?