'Death of Nintendo' to kickoff digital edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
- The month-long Festival will present 200 films
- The fest will premiere Mallorie Ortega’s The Girl Who Left Home
- Three short films of Indian directors also has made it to LAAPFF
Following the footsteps of many other fests, the 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will go virtual, powered by Visual Communication. Running Septemeber 24-October 31, the digital LAAPFF will open with the streaming of ‘Death of Nintendo,’ a nostalgic tale of a group of friends dealing with pitfalls, pipe dreams, and power-ups.
“We are grateful for these storytellers who believe in the power of media to build and connect communities,” said Francis Collado, Executive Director of the festival. He added, “VC thanks these artists and community members for utilizing their creative powers to oppose racism and amplify change.”
The fest will include the World Premiere of Mallorie Ortega’s musical dramedy The Girl Who Left Home as well as the US Premiere of Bao Tran’s martial arts action-comedy The Paper Tigers.
Three short films of Indian directors also have made it to LAAPFF- Passage of Asavari Kumar, Ghazaal of Ragini Bhasin and Sudarshan Suresh’s Mizaru. Ghazaal explores the life of a teenage refugee whose monthly period makes her hustle around in a camp that has little access to resources.
The month-long Festival will present 200 films and media works that celebrate Asian Pacific filmmakers and stories, attracting entertainment celebrities, civic and community leaders, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts in a celebration of the ongoing accomplishments by Asian Pacific cinematic artists.