The 39th Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival is now underway, showcasing films about Asians and Pacific Islanders from around the world. The festival will continue to create space and rededicate the renewed work of the upcoming festival to their former Executive Director, Linda Mabalot. Furthermore, this year marks the 20th anniversary of her passing.

The 39th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will take place from May 4 to May 13, 2023. According to the Film Freeway, the festival will have a diverse lineup of in-person and virtual programming for audiences in Southern California and beyond. Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Itsy Bitsy Shorts, Kid Shorts, From Visions to Reel, Cinema Musica, Pacific Cinewaves, and REORIENT were among the programs featured over the years. The festival has shown over 5000 films, videos, and digital media works by Asian and Pacific Islander artists thanks to their incredible work and dedication. The Film Festival is still the largest of its kind in Southern California, showcasing the best and brightest in Asian Pacific cinema. Moreover, the festival was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, and it is a proud Academy Award qualifying film festival for the short film awards. Their vision and goal to elevate Linda's regenerative impact and cultural abundance to Visual Communications and the communities creates a critical role in highlighting the art of filmmaking industry and how the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities build empowerment in media.

Learn more about their festival values as well as their incredible artists, partners, and supporters. Visit for more information.


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Authored by: Nicole Anne Manzo

Nicole Anne Manzo

Nicole Anne Manzo is an Online Journalism intern of PS Media Enterprise. She is currently a 4th-year BA Communication student at the San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City,Laguna.

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