Park City 2021 from home? When the organizers of the 2020 Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City descended upon the site of the annual Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals a year ago this week, no one could have predicted that this would be the last time we would see one another for a long time. Indeed, the triple whammy of a global pandemic, a long-overdue national reckoning on racial inequity, and the most vitriolic presidential election EVER has conspired to compel the American cinematic arts community to re-imagine a safer, saner, and yes, a more egalitarian movie-watching and filmmaker celebratory experience.
With that, the organizers of the Experience bring you our 2021 edition, the 2021 Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in (Virtual) Park City. Through a series of online chats, discussions, and partnerships among a broad range of constituents throughout the Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmaking community, we aim to innovate, integrate, and cultivate both emerging and established storytellers, and additionally adapt technology to fulfill our mission to celebrate and foreground our communities’ cinematic artists.