DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival



Mission Statement

The mission of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and encourage the artistic development of APA talent, arts, and films in the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region.

Our mission embodies the following goals:

  • To raise public awareness of APA talent, arts & media

  • To encourage and promote the artistic development of APA artists of all creative arts

  • To provide arts education opportunities, with particular outreach to APA youth and adults

  • To raise awareness and act as a catalyst for the discussion of issues affecting APA communities

  • To bring diverse people together, to promote artistic and social interactions

  • To sponsor and operate a DC APA Film Festival annually


Filmmakers: Submit Here

The DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival recognizes the efforts of Asian/Asian American filmmakers. Based on the number of submissions, Awards will be given to the following categories:

A) Rising Star Youth Filmmaker – Under 18 
B) George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker (Feature Length) 
C) Best Short Film

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