Ready for the Ride?
Our programming team has packed 140 films from 15 countries into 10 glorious days of rich storytelling, providing a cinematic journey around the world – all from the comfort of your seat.
As we take your imagination to new heights, you will meet some of the world’s most exciting filmmakers. We also invite you to join in provocative conversations about globalization, immigration, the environment, and how love really does conquer all.
From our opening night film, a blockbuster romantic comedy directed by Xue Xiaolu, FINDING MR. RIGHT, to our gripping closing night film, DOCUMENTED directed by Jose Antonio Vargas, each film in this Festival was chosen thoughtfully and with purpose. Of course, we are always delighted to welcome returning filmmakers like UCSD Alumnus Byron Q (RASKAL LOVE), Grace Lee (AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS), J.P. Chan (A PICTURE OF YOU), and Jason DaSilva who is featured in our Centerpiece film, WHEN I WALK (do not forget your tissue!).
Plus, we have two more homecomings of note. First, the 10th anniversary of YouTube phenom – Wong Fu Productions – who started their career at UCSD. And a special panel with our own former Marketing Director and Korean adoptee, Dan Matthews, on the remarkable discovery of his birth family and the role that media plays in sharing that story with the world.
I am personally so proud of this Festival and the community it brings together. What we do is about more than just film. It’s about expanding minds and creating transformational experiences. This is our year-round mission and commitment at Pacific Arts Movement.
Lee Ann Kim