The 32nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) took place earlier this month. This year marks FilmL.A.’s third year of partnership with LAAPF.
“FilmL.A. is honored to partner with the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival in its 32nd year,” said Art Yoon, Executive Vice President for FilmL.A. “FilmL.A.’s support lets new and emerging filmmakers know that we’re in tune to the heartbeat of the film-making community.”
LAAPFF opened with the premiere screening of The Tiger Hunter, directed by UCLA Film School alum Lena Khan. Lena’s style of directing allows her work to be an organic blend of wit pared with a slightly eccentric outlook on life, and rich emotional aptitude. Lena holds a Masters Degree from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Since graduation, Khan has been directed short films, commercials and music videos. The Tiger Hunter is her first feature film.
In The Tiger Hunter the main character, Sami Malik, a young South Asian man, travels to America to become an engineer in an effort to impress his childhood crush. The role of Sami Malik is played by Danny Pudi of the NBC comedy, Community.
Other films premiering at LAAPFF were Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden and Matthew Abaya’s Vampariah.
This year’s screenings were held at venues in the Little Tokyo, Koreatown and West Hollywood. In addition to the screening attendance, FilmL.A. staffers also attended opening and closing night galas, brunch events and cocktail mixers in celebration of the festival and participating filmmakers.
To learn more about he L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, visit http://festival.vconline.org/