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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Established in 1983 by VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) is the largest film festival in Southern California dedicated to showcasing films by and about Asians & Pacific Islanders around the world.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has presented over 5,000 films, videos, and digital mediaworks by Asian international and Asian Pacific American artists, and additionally features seminars and panels, in-person guest appearances, and filmmaker awards. The Film Festival continues to be the largest festival of its kind in Southern California and is the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian Pacific American and international cinema.


This year, the festival is available for online viewing. Japanese and Japanese American films available for viewing include feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts. Of particular interest to Angelenos are a Little Tokyo documentary called ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN and a short about local comedienne Atsuko Okatsuka, ATSUKO’S STORY.

Click here for the full list of films.


Ticket packages for the 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival are now on sale. Choose from various ticket packages that will save you a minimum of 20% on all your tickets!

Please note: You will not be able to start watching films until the Festival begins on September 24, 2020. Films are not rated for content and viewer discretion is advised. All films are available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County), while only some films are available nationally or globally. Please check each film program for viewing windows and geographic restrictions. Tickets for a film cannot be secured until the viewing window for a film has opened. Tickets for a film cannot be reserved in advance. Tickets cannot be used for sold-out shows. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds.

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