Introducing: The #APAParkCity Class of 2020!

A still from Bao Nguyen’s Sundance Documentary Competition film BE WATER, about iconic martial arts pioneer Bruce Lee. (Photo courtesy Dorothy St. Pictures)

Whew, this list is kinda long (a whopping 76 artists — an unoffical record!), but for those attending the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festival’s in Park City, Utah, the #APAParkCity team wants to let you all know who we’re celebrating, centering, and spotlighting this year. A mix of past #APAParkCity honorees and bright-eyed newcomers portends much excitement and promise for the coming year. Be sure to catch these filmmakers’ films and new media productions. We think this group is very special. And we think you’ll agree with us wholeheartedly!

Sundance (Directors unless otherwise indicated; * are #APAParkCity returnees)

SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO (Producer)RUN SWEETHEART RUN

ZHANNAT ALSHANOVAPAOLA MAKES A WISH

* KARIM AMERPERSUASION MACHINES

JOKO ANWARIMPETIGORE

MASSOUD BAKHSHIYALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

WREGAS BHANUTEJANO ONE IS CRAZY IN THIS TOWN

VERA BRUNNER-SUNGCHARACTER

CEDRIC CHEUNG-LAUTHE MOUNTAINS ARE A DREAM THAT CALL TO ME

CHUNGYEAN CHOSCARECROW

* LEE ISAAC CHUNGMINARI

* RAMONA S. DIAZA THOUSAND CUTS

KIMO EASTERWOOD (Co-Director) – HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY-THE REN & STIMPY STORY

QINYA (JENNY) GUOLIVING DISTANCE

ALEXA LIM HAAS (Co-Director) – OMNIBOAT: A FAST BOAT FANTASIA

SONIA K. HADADEXAM

SHANTY HARMAYN (Producer) – IMPETIGORE

SANGHUN HEOSCARECROW

QURRATALAIN HYDER (Screenwriter) – ALL THAT PERISHES AT THE EDGE OF LAND

TAEWAN JEONGSCARECROW

JIHYUN JUNGSCARECROW

KABUKI SAWAKOTAKOYAKI STORY

SHALINI KANTAYYACODE FOR BIAS

KATHREEN KHAVARI (Creator) – EMBRACE

LANA KIM (Producer) – THE NOWHERE INN

YEONJEE KIMSCARECROW

* DANIEL KWAN (Co-Director) – OMNIBOAT: A FAST BOAT FANTASIA

DANNY LEEJUNIOR BANGERS

ROY LEE (Producer) – HIS HOUSE

SNGMOO LEESCARECROW

SIMON LIUE-TICKET

XIN LIULIVING DISTANCE

* MYNETTE LOUIE (Producer) – I CARRY YOU WITH ME

VINNIE MALHOTRA (Executive Producer) – LOVE FRAUD; THE TRADE

MIWA MATREYEKINFINITELY YOURS

HIRA NABIALL THAT PERISHES AT THE EDGE OF LAND

BAO NGUYENBE WATER

* DIFFAN SINA NORMANBENEVOLENT BA

EDSON ODANINE DAYS

CHRISTINA OH (Producer) – MINARI

RANDALL OKITATHE BOOK OF DISTANCE

JEFF ORLOWSKITHE SOCIAL DILEMMA

ANKIT POUDELSONG OF CLOUD

HENRICUS PRIA (Screenwriter) – NO ONE IS CRAZY IN THIS TOWN

ZAHRA RASOOLSTILL HERE

RISHI RIJANI (Producer) – THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION

FARNOOSH SAMADI (Screenwriter) – EXAM

* JESSICA SANDERSEMBRACE

TANYA SELVARATNAM (Producer) – AGGIE

TAYLOR SHUNG (Co-Producer) – OMNIBOAT: A FAST BOAT FANTASIA

HING WENG ERIC TSANGA THOUSAND SAILS

MILAD TANGSHIRVR FREE

DERRICK TSENG (Producer) – THE EVENING HOUR

* CHRISTINE TURNERBETYE SAAR: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

AI WEIWEIVIVOS

PING WONGWONG PING’S FABLES 2

COOPER YOOSCARECROW

Sundance Screenwriters’ Laboratory ( * are #APAParkCity returnees)

ANDREW THOMAS HUANGTIGER GIRL

* BING LIUCHINK

XIXI WANGSISYPHUS

Slamdance (Directors unless otherwise indicated; * are #APAParkCity returnees)
All links go to the Slamdance Program page; click on the respective categories under “Narrative” and “Short” to access info on the following films:

BEHNAM ABEDICEREMONY NIGHT

* JOANNA VASQUEZ ARONGTO CALM THE PIG INSIDE

EUNJU ARA CHOIHAPPY ENDING

AINA DUMLAO (Co-Producer) – SANZARU

DEEPTI GUPTAPROOF

* SHUNSAKI HAYASHILEAKING LIFE

ISAMU HIRABAYASHISHELL AND JOINT

CHAERIN IMMATE

NISHTHA JAINPROOF

RENUKA JEYAPALANTHE 410 “EPISODE TWO”

AMIN KAFASHZADEH (Screenwriter) – GRAY BODY

BRIAN YULO NG24

KENNY RICHES (Executive Producer) – SANZARU

PARDEEP SAHOTABLEEDING ART “EPISODE ONE”

RAJEE SAMARASINGHETHE EYE OF SUMMER

HAMAD HOSEINI SANGARI (Screenwriter) – CEREMONY NIGHT

CASSIE SHAOTHERE WERE FOUR OF US

SAMANEH SHOJAEIGRAY BODY

DANSKI TANGUMBILICAL

SUPINDER WRAICH (Creator/Screenwriter) – THE 410 “EPISODE TWO”

ZHANG AND KNIGHTSWEEP AWAY HUNGRY GHOSTS

More details on #APAParkCity events and gatherings coming soon!

Published by apaparkcity

#APAParkCity annually makes a space for recognition and celebration of cinematic artists of Asian Pacific and Asian international descent at the Sundance and Slamadance Film Festivals each January in Park City, Utah.

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