Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Golden Reel Award for Excellence in Narrative/Animated Short Film

Golden Reel Award for Exellence in Documentary Short Film

Special Jury Award: Impact Award

Special Jury Award: New Voices Award

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award—Short Film


North American Documentary Feature Award: Grand Jury Prize

North American Documentary Feature Award: Special Jury Award

International Documentary Feature Award: Grand Jury Prize

International Documentary Feature Award: Special Jury Award


North American Narrative Feature Award: Grand Jury Prize

International Narrative Feature Award: Grand Jury Prize

Other awards for each of these categories may be given, including Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Breakthrough Performance, and Special Jury Awards.


Narrative Feature

Documentary Feature

Awards for this festival vary from year to year. This list is representative of the most common awards given out.

2019 Festival

Shorts Awards
Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Narrative/Animated Short Film)
MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY Dir: Andrew Stephen Lee [ Eligible for qualifying for the Short Live Action Film Oscar® ]Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Documentary Short Film)
Special Jury Award Impact Award
RANI Dir: Hammad Rizvi
Special Jury Award New Voices Award
NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES Dir: Anika Kan Grevstad & Mari Young

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
SPEAK EASY, B Dir: Becca Park & Jun Shimizu (Innovative Use of Cinematic Language)

North American Documentary Feature Awards
SEADRIFT Dir: Tim Tsai (Grand Jury Prize)
JADDOLAND Dir: Nadia Shihab (Special Jury Award)
ORIGIN STORY Dir: Kulap Vilaysack (Special Jury Award)

International Documentary Feature Awards
OUR TIME MACHINE Dir: S. Leo Chiang & Yang Sun (Grand Jury Prize – Tie) – China
FOR SAMA Dir: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts (Grand Jury Prize – Tie) – Syria, United Kingdom
FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM Dir: Vea Mafile’o & Jeremiah Tauamiti (Special Jury Award) – New Zealand
LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING Dir: Kavich Neang (Special Jury Award) – Cambodia, France

North American Narrative Feature Awards
YELLOW ROSE Dir: Diane Paragas (Grand Jury Prize)
ANTE CHENG | MS. PURPLE (Best Cinematography)
EVA NOBLEZADA | YELLOW ROSE (Breakthrough Performance)

International Narrative Feature Awards
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD Dir: Bora Kim (Grand Jury Prize) – South Korea
SONG LANG Dir: Leon Le (Special Jury Award) – Vietnam
VAI Dir: ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, & Nicole Whippy (Special Jury Award) – New Zealand

Emerging Filmmaker Award Winners
HAPPY CLEANERS Dir: Julian Kim & Peter S. Lee (North American Narrative Feature)
A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM Dir: Yu Gu (North American Documentary Feature)

Audience Award Winners
THE FAREWELL Dir: Lulu Wang (Narrative Feature)
JOURNEY TO IFUGAO Dir: Nicanor Evangelista, Jr. (Documentary Feature)

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