Asian Pacific Film Fest

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for making the 2019 USC Asian Pacific Film Fest a huge success!

Congratulations to our winners and to all the films selected!

The USC Asian Pacific Film Fest (APFF) is a collaborative project between students and alumni to highlight Asian Pacific Islander (API) cinema and filmmakers from the University of Southern California. USC APFF seeks to showcase short films that are produced, written and/or directed by API Trojans or that address topics of interest to the API community. The festival also serves to highlight API Trojans in the entertainment industry.

All proceeds from the event go towards the establishment of a scholarship fund for USC School of Cinematic Arts students whose creative work demonstrates a commitment to telling stories about the API community.

2019 APFF Winners

Bruce Chiu
Jury Award – Director, Sunset Sunrise

Owing to the self-condemnation of not being a good mother, Lily, a traditional Chinese woman struggles to come to terms with her son’s sexuality as her attempt to “change” him ultimately backfires.


Kalyan Sura
Audience Award
– Writer/Director/VFX Supervisor, The Lie Game

A desperate computer scientist struggling to fund her anti-depression AI application faces her toughest challenge yet.


(PW: crew)