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“Yellow Rose,” written, directed, and produced by Diane Paragas, was awarded the Grand Jury Award for outstanding North American narrative feature at the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, which ran May 2-10.
Special Jury Awards for cinematography, actress and breakthrough performance went, respectively, to Ante Cheng for “Ms. Purple”; Maya Erskine for “Plus One”; and Eva Noblezada for “Yellow Rose.”
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“Seadrift,” directed by Tim Tsai, took home the Grand Jury Award for North American documentary feature, while the jury-panelists gave Special Jury Awards to “Jaddoland,” directed by Nadia Shihab, and “Origin Story,” directed by Kulap Vilaysack.
The Grand Jury Award for international narrative feature went to “House of Hummingbird,” directed by Bora Kim. Jury Awards went to Leon Le for “Song Lang,” and to the directors ensemble of “Vai”: ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, Nicole Whippy.
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Grand Jury Award for international documentary feature went to two films: “For Sama,” directed by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts; and “Our Time Machine,” directed by S. Leo Chiang Yang Sun. Special Jury Awards went to Vea Mafile’o and Jeremiah Tauamiti for “For My Father’s Kingdom”; and Kavich Neang for “Last Night I Saw You Smiling.”
“Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy,” directed by Andrew Stephen Lee, won the festival’s Golden Reel Award for narrative short film. That means it’s eligible for consideration for 2019 Oscars, since LAAPFF is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short film awards.
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In addition, the Golden Reel for documentary short went to “All in My...
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