Asians on Film, a non-profit arts organization, is pleased to announce the 6th annual Asians on Film Festival of Shorts taking place January 26-27, 2018, at Monk Space in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

This year the festival will screen more than 70 short films out of almost 400 submissions and will be handing out awards in 15 categories plus an Audience Choice Award and two special recognition awards, for the Best Supporting Role Model.

Leading nominees include Dinh Thai’s Vietnamese/Chinese drama “Monday” with three nominations and Mariette Go’s Chinese drama “Fractured” that received 4 nominations. And in a first, this year the festival will screen two shorts called “Fractured,” the other by Arnold Chun and based loosely on Virginia Tech shooter, Sung Hui Cho. While dramas typically dominate awards, this year two Asian American comedy’s each have 4 nominations, “Ingenue-ish” starring hapa actress Caitlin McHugh directed by John Stamos and Jeff Fong’s “A Grain of White in the Endless Yellow Sun.”

The festival will also screen Nik Shaw’s fan film for fans, by fans, “Death Note” starring Japanese actor Kento Matsunami; 12 animated films; the documentary film about Vietnamese American soccer pro, Lee Nguyen, “NGUYENing” by Alfonso Bui, and a 90 minute screening of LGBTQ Asian stories centered around two from China about married women, one who finds love with another woman and the other who finds out her husband has a boyfriend.

Festival information about the films, events and tickets will be available on our website  and the Asians on Film Facebook page

Video compilations of nominees in each category will also be posted on our YouTube Channel starting in January

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My name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. Starting from my own blog in Greek, I then moved on to write for some of the major publications in Greece, and in a number of websites dealing with (Asian) cinema, such as Taste of Cinema, Hancinema, EasternKicks, Chinese Policy Institute, and of course, Asian Movie Pulse. in which I still continue to contribute. In the beginning of 2017, I launched my own website, Asian Film Vault, which I merged in 2018 with Asian Movie Pulse, creating the most complete website about the Asian movie industry, as it deals with the almost every country from East and South Asia, and definitely all genres. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.