Meet Our Fabulous #APAParkCity 2022 Artists

Sabri Sahafuddin, Muh. Saleh Hasanuddin and Atdriansyah Arismunandar appear in Makassar is a City for Football Fans by Khozy Rizal, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute; photo by Rahman Saade)

For those attending the (virtual) Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals at wherever in the world you plan to be from January 20 through 30 (Sundance) and January 27 through February 6 (Slamdance), the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience team wants to let you all know who we’re celebrating, centering, and spotlighting. 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. As always, we think this group is very special. And we know you’ll agree with us, too!

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

Sparsh AHUJA (Lead Artist) – CHILD OF EMPIRE

Daanish Masood ALAVI (Lead Artist) – THE STATE OF GLOBAL PEACE

ANDRI “Yujin Sick”RENDANG OF DEATH

Ali ASGARIMORE THAN TWO HOURS

Mila AUNG-THWIN (Producer) – MIDWIVES

* Ramin BAHRANI2ND CHANCE

Dania BDEIRWARSHA

Joe CHAN (Producer) – NIGHT BUS

Maria CHIU (Producer) – THE EXILES

Mario CORNEJO (Producer) – LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE

Destin Daniel CRETTONSHORT TERM 12

Akanksha CRUCZYNSKICLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY

Ely DAGHERWAVES

Jermaine DEAN (Lead Artist) – ATUA

Michelle Yu DU (Producer) – MEAL ON THE PLATE

Don Josephus Raphael EBLAHANTHE HEADHUNTER’S DAUGHTER

Martika Ramirez ESCOBARLEONOR WILL NEVER DIE

Christina FARAH (Producer) – WAVES

Tanu GAGO (Lead Artist) – ATUA

Seemab GULSANDSTORM (Mulaqat)

Lemon GUO (Lead Artist) – DIAGNOSIA

Julie HAFREE CHOL SOO LEE

Snow Hnin Ei HLAINGMIDWIVES

Duy HO (Producer) – MAIKA

Joe HSIEHNIGHT BUS

Kazuo ISHIGURO (Screenwriter) – LIVING

Monster JIMENEZ (Producer) – LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE

Sona JO (Producer) – FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Mahboobeh KALAEETHE FOURTH WALL

Stephen KANGBREATHE

* Shalini KANTAYYATIKTOK BOOM.

Naz KAWAKAMI (Producer/ Screenwriter) – EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKI

Maziyar KHATAMBUMP

* Kangmin KIMDEER FLOWER

* Kijin KIM (Producer) – DEER FLOWER

* So Yong KIM (Producer) – BLOOD

Su KIM (Producer) – FREE CHOL SOO LEE

* KOGONADAAFTER YANG

Anderson LE (Producer) – MAIKA

Jenni Trang LE (Producer) – MAIKA

Anita LEE (Producer) – MOBILIZE

Wan Lin LEE (Producer) – NIGHT BUS

Roseanne LIANGDO NO HARM

Mohammadreza MAYGHANIORTHODONTICS

Lauren Lee McCARTHY (Lead Artist) – SURROGATE

Nina NAJJAR (Producer) – WAVES

* Bao NGUYEN (Producer) – MAIKA

Chloe OKUNOWATCHER

Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani OSORIO (Lead Artist) – ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)

Theresa PARK (Producer) – AFTER YANG

Percolate GalacticRENDANG OF DEATH

Hannah PETERSONCHAMP

Kunal PUNJABI (Producer) – COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO

Khozy RIZALMAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS

Erfan SAADATI (Lead Artist) – CHILD OF EMPIRE

Kitao SAKURAICULTURE BEAT

Dorothy R. SANTOS (Collaborative Artist) – SURROGATE

Shaunak SENALL THAT BREATHES

Reema SENGUPTACOUNTERFEIT KUNKOO

Surekha SENGUPTA (Producer) – COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO

Taylor SHUNG (Producer) – CHAMP

* Siqi SONGSISTER

Stefanie TAM (Collaborative Artist) – SURROGATE

Alika TENGANEVERY DAY IN KAIMUKI

* Ham TRANMAIKA

* Jean TSIEN (Producer) – FREE CHOL SOO LEE

* Taika WAITITITWO CARS, ONE NIGHT

Hu WEIBUTTER LAMP

Chenglin XIEMEAL ON THE PLATE

Eugene YIFREE CHOL SOO LEE

Rayka ZEHTABCHILONG LINE OF LADIES

Renee ZHANSOFT ANIMALS

Mengtai ZHANG (Lead Artist) – DIAGNOSIA


Following her father’s death, Ye Won hangs out with her friends, but her mind is elsewhere, in Bang Seung Hyeon’s GOODAFTERNOON SWEETDREAM, a Narrative Feature entry of the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Slamdance Film Festival)

Slamdance (Directors unless otherwise indicated)

All links go to the Slamdance Program pageclick on the respective categories to access info on the following films:

Abed ABESTKILLING THE EUNUCH KHAN

Sana AKRAM (Creator) – LITTLE PAKISTAN – FUTURE HISTORIES

BANG Seung HyeonGOODAFTERNOON SWEETDREAM

CHEN YufeiPATCH

Roy CHUNG (Producer) – RETURN OF THE ACTION MAN

Ethan ENGTHERAPY DOGS

Muhammad Heri FADLIJAMAL

Mahmoud GHAFFARIDOGGY LOVE

Fan HE (Producer) – WE ARE LIVING THINGS

Juan HUPATCH

Shiyu HUTSUGUMI

Wei HUANGPATCH

Grant HYUN (Producer) – NEW JACK

Hirotoshi IWASAKION TIME OFF TIME

Sohee KIMTERRAIN BEHIND THE EYES

Danny LEENEW JACK

Noah LEENEW JACK

Andrew K. LI (Producer) – WE ARE LIVING THINGS

Akane MURATAOPEN ONE’S MOUTH

Andrew NADKARNIACTUAL PEOPLE

Azadeh NAVAIGLADIOLUS

Kei OYAMA (Producer) – OPEN ONE’S MOUTH

Tee Jaehyung PARKWINTER INSECT, SUMMER FLOWER

* Rajee SAMARASINGHESHOW ME OTHER PLACES

Lily Ahree SIEGELTHE SPACE BETWEEN YOU & ME

Milad TANGSHIR (Creator) – HYDROCOSMOS

Dalena TRAN (Creator) – INCOMPLETE

Kenichi UGANAVISITORS

Jason WANG (Producer) ACTUAL PEOPLE

Cindy WU (Producer) – TSUGUMI

Putu YUDHISTIRA (Producer) – JAMAL

Kit ZAUHARACTUAL PEOPLE

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