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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Winners

In A&E on May 8, 2009 at 2:32 am

Tonight I attended the closing night of the 25th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to watch Departures. The movie was so beautiful and moving (so many tears!), but I’ll talk more about that later. I first want to recognize and announce the winners of this year’s festival!

Short Film

2009 Festival Golden Reel Award: The Green Mountain in the Drawer

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions: Wet Season

Non-Fiction Film

Special Jury Award-Non Fiction: The Real Shaolin

Grand Jury Prize-Non Fiction: Whatever It takes

Fiction

New Talent to Watch in Acting:

Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu in Children of Invention

Hee Yeon Kim and Song Hee Kim in Treeless Mountain

Justin Kwong in White on Rice

Outstanding Screenplay: David Boyle/Joel Clark for White on Rice

Outstanding First Film: All About Dad, Director Mark Tran

Outstanding Achievement in Directing: So Yong Kim for Treeless Mountain

Grand Jury Award for Best-Feature Length Narrative: Children of Invention, Tze Chun

Posted by Evelina Giang, who  heardamazing things about Children of Invention, but couldn’t catch it opening night. She hopes there’ll be another screening around here soon!

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