Here They Are…Our 2022 #APAAustin Artists!

From LONG LINE OF LADIES by Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome, part of SXSW’s Short Documentary Competition. (Courtesy of SXSW Film Festival)

For those attending the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival in-person from March 11 through 19, the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience team wants to let you all know who we’re celebrating, centering, and spotlighting in Austin, TX. A mix of artists celebrated at #APAParkCity as well as SXSW honorees and bright-eyed newcomers promise much excitement as the current film festival season shifts into high gear. 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!

(All honorees are Directors unless otherwise indicated)

Headliners
Daniel KWAN (Co-Director) – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Hiro MURAIATLANTA (Season 3, Episode 1)
Chloe OKUNO (Screenwriter) – BODIES BODIES BODIES

Narrative Feature Competition
Beth DE ARAÚJOSOFT & QUIET

Documentary Feature Competition
Diane QUON (Producer) – BAD AXE
David SIEVBAD AXE

Narrative Spotlight
Renuka JEYAPALANSTAY THE NIGHT

Documentary Spotlight
Ahsen NADEEMCROWS ARE WHITE

Midnighters
Chloe OKUNOWATCHER

Festival Favorites
Ramin BAHRANI2ND CHANCE
Shalini KANTAYYATIK TOK, BOOM.

A scene from Faeze Azizkhani’s THE LOCUST, part of the SXSW Film Festival’s Global showcase. (Courtesy of SXSW Film Festival)

24 Beats Per Second
Alice GUREALLY GOOD REJECTS
Kaoru ISHIBASHI (Co-Director) – OMOIYARI: A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI

Global
Faeze AZIZKHANITHE LOCUST

Episodic Pilot Competition
Sunny LEE (Co-Director) – HIDDEN KINGDOM

Narrative Shorts Competition
Charmaine CLEVELAND (Screenwriter) – DEAR MAMA…
Nicole Mairose DIZON (Producer) – DEAR MAMA…
Xin LI (Producer) – DEAR MAMA…
Farhad PAKDELEVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT
Zahida PIRANIEL CARRITO
Anna TAKAYAMATHE VOICE ACTRESS
Yi TANGALL THE CROWS IN THE WORLD

Documentary Shorts Competition
Rayka ZEHTABCHI (Co-Director) – LONG LINE OF LADIES

Animated Shorts Competition
Sanjna BHARADWAJLOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOLER
Yoriko MIZUSHIRIANXIOUS BODIES
Renee ZHANSOFT ANIMALS

Midnight Shorts
Bushra AFREEN (Producer) – MOSHARI
C.K. Hugo CHUNG (Producer) – TANK FAIRY
Nuhash HUMAYUNMOSHARI
Anita TUNG (Producer) – TANK FAIRY

Texas High School Shorts
Joseph HO-SHING (Producer) – GOOD NIGHT
Uday NARAYANANA (Co-Director) – ROCK ROCKMAN’S REDEMPTION
Jeremiah SUDARMANTOFREEDOM

Music Video Competition
Mayukh GOSWAMI (Co-Director) – DAVE EAST, JAY ELECTRONICA, TAVIS EATON – “NO HOODIE”
Maegan HAOANGHANA VU – “KEEPER”
Rewi McLAY (Co-Director) – KIKO – “KA PUTA”
Danica TAN (Co-Director) – BOYS NOISE & KELSEY LU – “RIDE OR DIE”
Sean WANGDUMBFOUNDEAD – “MEET YOU AT THE LIGHT”

Title Design Competition
Karin FONGCOWBOY BEBOP – TITLE SEQUENCE
Daniel LEE (Co-Director) – ADM #UNSEEN – TITLE SEQUENCE
Jac MIN (Co-Director) – ADM #UNSEEN – TITLE SEQUENCE


From ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD) by Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, part of the SXSW Film Festival’s XR Experience showcase. (Courtesy of SXSW Film Festival)

XR Experience
Catherine ENG (Co-Director) – CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS 1918
Mina HYON (Producer) – IHYANGJEONG: CARVING WITH MEMORIES
Arif KHANBLACK ICE VR
Rene Hyewon LEE (Producer) – IHYANGJEONG: CARVING WITH MEMORIES
LEE SunghwanIHYANGJEONG: CARVING WITH MEMORIES
Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani OSORIOON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)
Ruby WANG (Co-Director) – WEIRD TIMES

XR Experience Spotlight
Karim AMER (Co-Director) – PERSUASION MACHINES
Estela Valdivieso CHEN (Producer) – MADAME PIRATE: BECOMING A LEGEND
CHENG Chih-Jen (Co-Director) – BEATDAY – THE BEGINNING – MINI VR CONCERT
C.K. Hugo CHUNG (Producer) – LIPs
Dan-Chi HUANG (Co-Director) – MADAME PIRATE: BECOMING A LEGEND
Jack HUANG (Producer) – THE SICK ROSE
Yun-Hsien HUANG (Co-Director) – THE SICK ROSE
Gunter LEE (Producer) – BEATDAY – THE BEGINNING – MINI VR CONCERT
Jin-Yao LIN (Producer) – MADAME PIRATE: BECOMING A LEGEND
Peiying LINLIPs
Ruby LIU (Producer) – BEATDAY – THE BEGINNING – MINI VR CONCERT
LIU Szu-Ming (Co-Director) – BEATDAY – THE BEGINNING – MINI VR CONCERT; (Producer) THE SICK ROSE
Morgan OMMER (Co-Director) – MADAME PIRATE: BECOMING A LEGEND
Chin-Hsuan SUNG (Producer) – LIPs
Raqi SYED (Co-Director) – MINIMUM MASS
Zhi-Zhong TANG (Co-Director) – THE SICK ROSE
Nina WENG (Producer) – BEATDAY – THE BEGINNING – MINI VR CONCERT
Adam Cullen YOUNG (Producer) – MADAME PIRATE: BECOMING A LEGEND

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