Asian Focus

Directed by Jason Loftus & Eric Pedicelli

“Ask No Questions” offers a fascinating and damning investigation of the Chinese government’s concerted…

Directed by Kim Yong-Hoon

A wild, fast-paced crime thriller that deftly crosses the Coen Bros. with “The Grifters,” “Beasts Clawing…

Directed by Rodd Rathjen

“Buoyancy,” the moving coming-of-age story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor, offers…

Directed by Wayne Wang

Directed by Wayne Wang (“Chan Is Missing,” “The Joy Luck Club”) and based on a New Yorker personal essay…

Perspectives on animals, the environment, and the natural world.

Glimpses of family life both fraught and inspiring from around the globe.

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi

“Finding Yingying” chronicles the search for Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student who had only…

Directed by Koji Fukada

One of Japan’s current cinematic masters, Koji Fukada follows up his critically acclaimed “Harmonium” with…

Directed by Sasie Sealy

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai…

Directed by Yee-Lam Wong

Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

An eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing shorts that includes animation, dark comedy, and horror.

Powerful films making strong statements comprise this collection of dramatic shorts.

A collection of mind-bending, form-expanding work.

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Animated tales from around the world.

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate…

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Midi Z

After toiling for years in bit parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Ke-Xi Wu) finally gets her big break with…

Directed by Icko Gonzalez & John Valdes Tan

“Oligase” tells the story of a “no-read and no-write” indigenous Matigsalug girl who rebels against her…

Directed by Aimee Long

After accidentally shooting an innocent Black man through a wall in Brooklyn, young Chinese-American cop…

Directed by Mariko Bobrik

In this story about love, misunderstanding, and food, Vietnamese cook Long struggles to fit into a…