The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has conferred filmmaker awards beginning in 1995, when short films were recognized. The impact of short film and video on the growing Asian Pacific cinematic community was confirmed when, in 1998, the awards were named the King Hu Award (later the Festival Golden Reel Award) to recognize overall excellence in the short subject format; and the New Directors/New Visions Award in recognition of innovative and original use of cinematic language and vision. The New Directors/New Visions Award was augmented in 2004 to recognize the efforts of former Visual Communications Executive Director Linda Mabalot to nurture and develop emerging Asian Pacific filmmaking talents.

Beginning in 2004, after a five-year break, the Film Festival resumed handing out awards for feature-length film and video works. Recognizing the growing technical accomplishment and vision of our communities’ cinematic artists, the Festival in 2006 instituted Grand Jury and Special Jury Awards in both narrative and non-fiction feature-length film. Complementing these awards are the Festival Audience Awards recognizing the Festival audience’s favorites in both narrative and non-fiction; and Special Jury citations for excellence in Acting.

Here’s the complete list (click to expand):

+ 1995

Narrative Short
ASIAN STUDS NIGHTMARE Dir: Lawrence “Kip” Fulbeck

Documentary Short
THE TRAINED CHINESE TONGUE Dir: Laurie Wen

Honorable Mention, Narrative Short
MR. LEE Dir: Greg Pak

+ 1998

King Hu Award
DOUBLE SOLITAIRE Dir: Corey Ohama

New Directors/New Visions Award
RED PERIL Dir: Khmasea Hoa Bristol

+ 1999

Golden Reel Award
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS OF ANNIE ONG Dir: Derek Vertongen

New Directors/New Visions Award
ROSEWATER Dir: Kimi Takesue

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
ROOTS IN THE SAND Dir: Jayasri M. Hart (Documentary)
FRESHMEN Dir: Tom Huang (Narrative)

+ 2000

Golden Reel Award
TURBANS Dir: Erika Surat Andersen

New Directors/New Visions Award
IMAGINING PLACE Dir: Anita Wen-shin Chang

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION Dir: Frank Abe (Documentary)

+ 2001

Golden Reel Award
BODY AND SOUL Dir: Puntip Limrungroj

New Directors/New Visions Award
CUT CUT RECUT Dir: Sara Kealani Takahashi

+ 2002

Golden Reel Award
BARRIER DEVICE Dir: Grace Lee

New Directors/New Visions Award
THE QUEST FOR LENGTH Dir: Gene Rhee

Honorable Mention
KITCHEN KATASTROPHE Dirs: Derrick Auyoung, Andrew Huang

+ 2003

Golden Reel Award
THE ANNIVERSARY Dir: Ham Tran

New Directors/New Visions Award
THE ANNIVERSARY Dir: Ham Tran
REVOLVE Dir: Gene Sung

+ 2004

Golden Reel Award
ETERNAL GAZE Dir: Sam Chen

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
PERFECTION Dir: Karen Lin
JESUS HENRY CHRIST Dir: Dennis Lee

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
KEKA Dir: Enrique “Quark” Henares (Narrative)

+ 2005

Golden Reel Award
SOPHIE Dir: Helen Hauyoung Lee

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
TAMA TU Dir: Taika Waititi

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA Dirs: S. Leo Chiang, Mercedes Coats (Documentary)

+ 2006

Golden Reel Award
MISSING Dir: Kit Hui

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
NEW YEAR Dir: Susan Tuan

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
THE MOTEL Dir: Michael Kang (Narrative)
THE QUEEN FROM VIRGINIA: THE JACKIE BONG WRIGHT STORY Dir: David Ngo (Documentary)

Special Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
COLMA: THE MUSICAL Dir: Richard Wong (Narrative)
JOHN & JANE TOLL-FREE Dir: Ashim Ahluwalia (Documentary)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
ASIAN STORIES (BOOK 3) Dirs: Kris Chin, Ron Oda (Narrative)

+ 2007

Golden Reel Award
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT Dir: Ruby Yang

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
PILGRIMAGE Dir: Tadashi Nakamura

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
THE REBEL Dir: Charlie Nguyen (Narrative)
THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI Dir: Linda Hattendorf (Documentary)

Special Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
BABY Dir: Juwan Chung (Narrative)
NA KAMALEI: THE MEN OF HULA Dir: Lisette Marie Flanary (Documentary)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
AMERICAN FUSION Dir: Frank Lin (Narrative)
NEW YEAR BABY Dir: Socheata Poeuv (Documentary)

Special Jury Citations – Acting
ESAI MORALES American Fusion
MEREDITH SCOTT LYNN Finishing the Game
DAVID HUYNH (Outstanding Newcomer) Baby

+ 2008

Golden Reel Award
TAILOR MADE: CHINATOWN’S LAST TAILOR Dirs: Leonard Lee, Marsha Newbery

Golden Reel Award – Honorable Mention
THE POSTCARD Dir: Josh Kim

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
SWEAT Dir: Na Hong-jin

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
OCEAN OF PEARLS Dir: Sarab Neelam (Narrative)
OH, SAIGON Dir: Doan Hoang (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Film
ALWAYS BE BOYZ Dir: John Kwon (Narrative – Best First Feature)
OPTION 3 Dir: Richard Wong (Narrative – Technical Achievement: Richard Wong, H.P. Mendoza)
UP THE YANGTZE Dir: Yung Chang (Documentary)
LONG STORY SHORT Dir: Christine Choy (Documentary – Honorable Mention)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
OCEAN OF PEARLS Dir: Sarab Neelam (Narrative)
LONG STORY SHORT Dir: Christine Choy (Documentary)

Special Jury Citation – Outstanding Newcomer
JIMMY TSAI (Screenwriting; Acting) PING PONG PLAYA

+ 2009

Golden Reel Award
A GREEN MOUNTAIN IN THE DRAWER Dir: Lee Hwa Jun

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
WET SEASON Dir: Michael Tay

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
CHILDREN OF INVENTION Dir: Tze Chun (Narrative)
WHATEVER IT TAKES Dir: Christopher Wong (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Film
THE REAL SHAOLIN Dir: Alexander Sebastien Lee (Documentary)
ALL ABOUT DAD Dir: Mark Tran (Narrative – Outstanding First Feature)
TREELESS MOUNTAIN Dir: So Yong Kim (Narrative – Outstanding Achievement, Directing)
WHITE ON RICE Dir: David Boyle (Outstanding Screenplay – David Boyle, Joel Clark)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
KARMA CALLING Dir: Sarba Das (Narrative)
WHATEVER IT TAKES Dir: Christopher Wong (Documentary)

Special Jury Citation – New Talents to Watch
MICHAEL CHEN | CHILDREN OF INVENTION
CRYSTAL CHIU | CHILDREN OF INVENTION
HEE YEON KIM | TREELESS MOUNTAIN
SONG HEE KIM | TREELESS MOUNTAIN
JUSTIN “BOB” KWONG | WHITE ON RICE

+ 2010

Golden Reel Award
BICYCLE (JITENSHA) Dir: Dean Yamada

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
TELEVISNU Dir: Prithi Gowda

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
THE TAQWACORES Dir: Eyad Zahra (Narrative)
LAST TRAIN HOME Dir: Lixin Fan (Documentary)

Call to Action Award
A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES Dir: S. Leo Chiang

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
THE TAQWACORES Dir: Eyad Zahra (Narrative)
A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES Dir: S. Leo Chiang (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
DEANN BORSHAY LIEM | IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE (Best Director)
LIXIN FAN | LAST TRAIN HOME (Cinematography)
VIVIEN HILLGROVE | IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE (Best Editing)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
EYAD ZAHRA | THE TAQWACORES (Best Director)
RAUL JOCSON | SF STORIES (Best Screenplay)
KTOWN COWBOYS Dir.: Daniel Park (Best First Feature)
NAV MANN, BOBBY NADERI, DOMINIC RAINS, NOUREEN DEWULF | THE TAQWACORES (Best Ensemble Acting)

+ 2011

Golden Reel Award
TEAMWORK Dir: Hong Seo Yun

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
FIRECRACKER (Fatakra) Dir: Soham Mehta

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
LIVING IN SEDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES Dir: Ian Gamazon (Narrative)
THE HOUSE OF SUH Dir: Iris K. Shim (Documentary)

Special Jury Award: Human Rights
FINDING FACE Dir: Skye Fitzgerald, Patti Duncan

Special Jury Award: Breakout Performance (Acting)
RYAN GREER | ONE KINE DAY

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
RAKENROL Dir: Quark Henares (Narrative)
AMONG B-BOYS Dir: Christopher Woon (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
IRIS K. SHIM | THE HOUSE OF SUH (Best Director)
JASON WOODFORD | ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY (Cinematography)
JEFF CHIBA STEARNS | ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY (Best Editing)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
IAN GAMAZON | LIVING IN SEDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES (Best Director)
STEPHANE GAUGER | SAIGON ELECTRIC (Best Screenplay)
GAVIN KELLY | WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN (Best Cinematography)
BYRON Q | BANG BANG (Best First Feature)
ERIC MABIUS, FERNANDO NORIEGA, WILL YUN LEE, LUKE BRANDON FIELD | WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN (Best Ensemble Acting)

+ 2012

Golden Reel Award
NANI Dir: Justin Tipping

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
TSUYAKO Dir: Mitsuyo Miyazaki

Honorable Mention
THIEF Dir: Jay Chern

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
VALLEY OF SAINTS Dir: Musa Syeed (Narrative)
WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL Dir: Sasha Friedlander (Documentary)

Special Jury Award: Human Rights
GIVE UP TOMORROW Dir: Michael Collins; Prod: Marty Syjuco

Special Jury Award: Best Newcomer (Acting)
NICHOLE BLOOM | MODEL MINORITY
KEVIN WU | HANG LOOSE

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
TWO SHADOWS Dir: Greg Cahill (Narrative)
GIVE UP TOMORROW Dir: Michael Collins; Prod: Marty Syjuco (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
DEBBIE LUM | SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE (Best Director)
SASHA FRIEDLANDER and BAO NGUYEN | WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL (Cinematography)
SUN SHAOGUANG | CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT (Cinematography)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
MUSA SYEED | VALLEY OF SAINTS (Best Director)
LILY MARIYE | MODEL MINORITY (Special Jury Mention – Outstanding Director)
H.P. MENDOZA | YES, WE’RE OPEN (Best Screenplay)
JOHN MATYSIAK | MODEL MINORITY and TWO SHADOWS (Best Cinematography)
SHANGHAI CALLING Dir.: Daniel Hsia (Best First Feature)
SUNG KANG, MONIQUE CURNEN, MICHELLE KRUSIEC, JOSHUA LEONARD, SANDY MARTIN | SUNSET STORIES (Best Ensemble Acting)
DANTE BASCO | PARADISE BROKEN and HANG LOOSE (Best Actor)

C3: PROJECT MARKET
Jury Award
SEEING RED Liselle Mei & Derek Nguyen
Honorable Mention
THE DOCTOR Musa Syeed & Nicholas Bruckman

+ 2013

Golden Reel Award – Short Film
ADVANTAGEOUS Dir: Jennifer Phang

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
PAULINA Dir: Caylee So

Special Jury Mention – Short Film
ORIOLE Dir: Kaynipa Polnikorn
HOW I LEARNED TO TELL A LIE Dir: Guo Shang-Sing

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
ABIGAIL HARM Dir: Lee Isaac Chung (Narrative)
WHEN I WALK Dir: Jason DaSilva (Documentary)

Remy Martin Emerging Filmmaker Award
EVAN JACKSON LEONG Dir: LINSANITY

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
THE HAUMĀNA Dir: Keo Woolford (Narrative – Tie)
YELLOW FACE Dir: Jeff Liu (Narrative – Tie)
JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS Dir: Tadashi Nakamura (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
KALYANEE MAM | A RIVER CHANGES COURSE (Best Director)
KALYANEE MAM | A RIVER CHANGES COURSE (Cinematography)
PEGGY PERALTA | HARANA (Cinematography – Honorable Mention)
TADASHI NAKAMURA | JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS (Best Editor)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
LEE ISAAC CHUNG | ABIGAIL HARM (Best Director)
JEFF MIZUSHIMA | SAKE-BOMB (Best Screenplay)
VERA MIAO | BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (Breakout Performance – Actress)
JASON TOBIN | CHINK (Breakout Performance – Actor)
THE HAUMĀNA Dir.: Keo Woolford (Best First Feature)

PROJECT CATALYST AWARDS
Grand Jury Award
RUN THE TIDE Soham Mehta & Rajiv Shah
Honorable Mention
NEW GIRL: THE JAR AND THE BAR Viet Nguyen & Christopher Dinh Nguyen

+ 2014

Golden Reel Award – Short Film
ABOVE THE SEA Dir.: Keola Racela

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
MILKYBOY Dir.: Arnold Arre

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
CICADA Dir: Dean Yamada (Narrative)
THE ROAD TO FAME Dir: Hao Wu (Documentary)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
100 DAYS Dir: Henry Chan (Narrative)
9_MAN Dir: Ursula Liang (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
URSULA LIANG | 9-MAN (Best Director)
ESY CASEY and SARAH FRIEDLAND | JEEPNEY (Best Cinematography)
HAO WU and JEAN TSIEN | THE ROAD TO FAME (Best Editor)
Special Jury Award: STORIES FROM TOHOKU – Dianne Fukami & Eli Olson

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
HAM TRAN| HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS (Best Director)
J.P. CHAN | A PICTURE OF YOU (Best Screenplay)
ROBERT LAM | A LEADING MAN (Best Cinematography)
NIKOHL BOOSHERI | FARAH GOES BANG (Best Actor)

PROJECT CATALYST AWARDS
Grand Jury Award
THE TIGER’S CHILD Abel Vang & Burlee Vang
Honorable Mention
CHINATOWN SQUAD Stephane Gauger & Feodor Chin

+ 2015

Golden Reel Award – Short Film
90 DAYS Dir.: Timothy Yeung

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
JULIET JULIET - THE SOUND OF LOVE MUSICAL Dir.: Ken Ochiai

Special Jury Mention – Short Film
QUYEN Dir: Lucretia Stinnette
THICKER THAN WATER Dir: Seung Yeob Lee

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
JASMINE Dir: Dax Phelan (Narrative)
TWINSTERS Dirs: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto (Documentary)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) Dir: Josh Kim (Narrative)
THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR Dir: Arthur Dong (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
JIM CHOI | CHANGING SEASON (Best Director)
PATRICK McLAUGHLIN | EVERYTHING WILL BE (Best Cinematography)
SARA NEWENS and SUMMER HENDERSON | TOP SPIN (Best Editor)
Special Jury Award: WINNING GIRL – Kimberlee Bassford

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
JENNIFER PHANG | ADVANTAGEOUS (Best Director)
RAVI KAPOOR and MEERA SIMHAN | MISS INDIA AMERICA (Best Screenplay)
GUY LIVNEH | JASMINE (Best Cinematography)
JASON TOBIN | JASMINE (Best Actor - Dramatic)
TIYA SIRCAR | MISS INDIA AMERICA (Best Actor - Comedy)
CHRIS CHAN LEE | JASMINE (Best Editor - Tie)
SEAN GILLANE and JENNIFER PHANG | ADVANTAGEOUS (Best Editor - Tie)
KTOWN COWBOYS (Best Ensemble Cast)
LISA K. FOWLE| JASMINE (Best Sound Design)
TIMO CHEN | ADVANTAGEOUS (Best Musical Score)
LANA DANG and KENSON LEE | MAN UP (Best Animation in a Non-Animated Film)
BRANDON SOO HOO | EVERYTHING BEFORE US (Best New Actor - Tie)
ANTHONY MA | LOVE ARCADIA (Best New Actor - Tie)
LI LU | THERE IS A NEW WORLD SOMEWHERE (Best First Feature)
JACQUELINE KIM (The Linda Mabalot Renaissance Spirit Award)

+ 2016

Golden Reel Award – Short Film
THE CHICKEN OF WUZUH Dir.: Sungbin Byun
THE LOBSTER KID Dir.: Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
FATA MORGANA Dir.: Amelie Wen

Special Jury Prize – Short Film
COME, THE LIGHT Dir: Chao Koi-Wang

Grand Jury Award – Feature-Length Film
THE TIGER HUNTER Dir: Lena Khan (Narrative)
HOOLIGAN SPARROW Dir: Nanfu Wang (Documentary)

Audience Award – Feature-Length Film
THE TIGER HUNTER Dir: Lena Khan (Narrative)
BAD RAP Dir: Salima Koroma (Documentary)

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Documentary Film
NANFU WANG | HOOLIGAN SPARROW (Best Director)
S. LEO CHIANG| OUT RUN (Best Cinematography)
MIKIKO SASAKI | THE GREAT SASUKE (Best Editor)
Special Jury Award: Visual Communications Founders Award TYRUS – Pamela Tom, Director

Special Jury Awards – Feature-Length Narrative Film
LENA KHAN | THE TIGER HUNTER (Best Director)
RYUN YU | THE LAST TOUR (Best Screenplay)
QUYEN TRAN | PALI ROAD (Best Cinematography)
MICHELLE CHEN| PALI ROAD (Best Actress)
CHRISTOPHER DINH | COMFORT (Best Actor)
RACHEL TEJADA | GRASS (Best Editor)
Cast of THE TIGER HUNTER (Best Ensemble Cast)
KENNETH L. JOHNSON | THE UNBIDDEN (Best Sound Design)
HAZMADT and JULIUS SANCHEZ| VAMPARIAH (Best Visual Effects)

+ 2017

Golden Reel Award – Short Film [ Eligible for qualifying for the Short Live Action Film Oscar® ]
PRIA Dir.: Yudho Aditya

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
AND SO WE PUT GOLDFISH IN THE POOL Dir.: Makoto Nagahisa (Japan)

Grand Jury Prize – Short Documentary
PLEASE COME AGAIN Dir: Alisa Yang

Best Director – Short Documentary
TOUGH Dir.: Jennifer Zheng

Best Cinematography – Short Documentary
FOREVER CHINATOWN Dir.: Jeff de Broeder and Michael Palmieri

North American Narrative Feature Awards
GOOK Dir: Justin Chon (Grand Jury Prize)
JUSTIN CHON | GOOK (Best Director)
SIMONE BAKER | GOOK (Best Actress)
JOHN CHO, HALEY LU RICHARDSON, PARKER POSEY, RORY CULKIN, MICHELLE FORBES | COLUMBUS (Best Ensemble Cast)
KOGO NODA | COLUMBUS (Best Screenplay)
ELISHA CHRISTIAN | COLUMBUS (Best Cinematography)
REID ASSELSTINE | WEXFORD PLAZA (Breakthrough Performance By An Actress)
KEIGIAN UMI TANG | THE LOCKPICKER (Breakthrough Performance By An Actor)

North American Documentary Feature Awards
SAVE MY SEOUL Dir: Jason Y. Lee (Grand Jury Prize)
DINESH SABU | UNBROKEN GLASS (Best Director)
TADASHI NAKAMURA | MELE MURALS (Best Editor)
JOEY MUÑOZ, JOHANN LEITNER | GHOST MAGNET ROACH MOTEL (Best Cinematography)
A TIME TO SWIM Dir: Ashley Duong (Special Jury Prize)
95 AND 6 TO GO Dir: Kimi Takesue (Special Jury Prize)

International Narrative Feature Awards
THE SOWER Dir: Yosuke Takeuchi (Grand Jury Prize) - Japan
SAM VOUTAS | KING OF PEKING (Best Director) - Australia, China, USA
DIMEN ZANDI | RESEBA - THE DARK WIND (Best Actress) - Germany, Iraq, Qatar
KENTARO KISHI | THE SOWER (Best Actor) - Japan
SUZUNO TAKENAKA | THE SOWER (Best Young Talent) - Japan
YOSUKE TAKEUCHI | THE SOWER (Best Screenplay) - Japan
DANIEL MILLER | SOUL OF THE TIGER (Best Cinematography) - Belgium, France, Switzerland
AVID LIONGOREN | SAVING SALLY (Special Jury Award) - France, Philippines

International Documentary Feature Awards
PLASTIC CHINA Dir: Jiu-Liang Wang (Grand Jury Prize) - China
ANNA PRICE | TOKYO IDOLS (Best Editing) - Canada, Japan, UK
JIU-LIANG WANG | PLASTIC CHINA (Best Cinematography) - China
RAMONA DIAZ | MOTHERLAND (Documentary Filmmaker Pioneer Award) - Philippines, USA

Audience Award Winners
GOOK Dir: Justin Chon (North American Narrative Feature)
MIXED MATCH Dir: Jeff Chiba Stearns (North American Documentary Feature)
FINDING KUKAN Dir: Robin Lung (North American Documentary Feature)
SAVING SALLY Dir: Avid Liongoren (International Narrative Feature) - France, Philippines
SMALL TALK Dir: Huang Hui-Chen (International Documentary Feature) - Taiwan
JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER Dir: Joe Piscatella (Special Presentations)

+ 2018

Shorts Narrative Award
Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Narrative/Animated Short Film)
SILENCE (MAUN) Dir: Priyanka Singh [ Eligible for qualifying for the Short Live Action Film Oscar® ]
Special Jury Prize (Excellence in Directing)
POMMEL Dir: Paris Zarcilla

Shorts Documentary Awards
Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Documentary Short Film)
THREE BOYS MANZANAR Dir: Preeti Deb

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
MISS WORLD Dir.: Georgia Fu

North American Narrative Feature Awards
FOR IZZY Dir: Alex Chu (Grand Jury Award)
FISHBONES Dir: Joanne Park (Best Director)
ADELINA AMOSCO | THE FEVER & THE FRET (Breakout Performance)
EUNSOO CHO & JOSE ASUCIÓN | AUGUST AT AKIKO’S (Best Cinematography)

North American Documentary Feature Awards
CALL HER GANDA Dir: PJ Raval (Grand Jury Award)
MINDING THE GAP Dir: Bing Liu (Best Director)
ANOTE'S ARK Dir: Matthieu Rytz (Special Mention)
ALEJANDRO VALDES-ROCHIN & TOM MARONEY | SCIENCE FAIR (Best Editing)
NATHAN FITCH | ISLAND SOLDIER (Best Cinematography)

International Narrative Feature Awards
WARU Dir: Chelsea Cohen, Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace-Smith, Paula Whetu & Katie Wolfe (Grand Jury Award)- New Zealand
IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC Dir: Caylee So & Visal Sok (Best Director) - Cambodia
TIMOTHY CASTILLO | NEOMANILA (Best Actor) - Philippines, USA
KISS & SPELL Dir: Stephane Gauger (Special Mention) - Vietnam

International Documentary Feature Awards
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE Dir: Hao Wu (Grand Jury Award) - China, USA
BECOMING WHO I WAS Dir: Jin Jeon & Moon Chang-Yong (Best Director) - India, South Korea
HYEWON JEE & WONJUNG BAE | SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD (Best Editing) - South Korea
JEON JIN & MOON CHANG-YONG | BECOMING WHO I WAS (Best Cinematography) - India, South Korea
THE CLEANERS Dir: Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck (Special Jury Mention - Most Urgent and Cautionary Film) - Brazil, Germany

Audience Award Winners
SEARCHING Dir: Aneesh Chaganty (North American Narrative Feature)
MINDING THE GAP Dir: Bing Liu (North American Documentary Feature)
IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC Dir: Caylee So and Visal Sok (International Narrative Feature) - Cambodia
LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY Dir: Frank W. Chen (International Documentary Feature) - Taiwan, USA

+ 2019

Shorts Awards
Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Narrative/Animated Short Film)
MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY Dir: Andrew Stephen Lee [ Eligible for qualifying for the Short Live Action Film Oscar® ]
Golden Reel Award (Excellence in Documentary Short Film)
ALL IN MY FAMILY Dir: Hao Wu
Special Jury Award Impact Award
RANI Dir: Hammad Rizvi
Special Jury Award New Voices Award
NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES Dir: Anika Kan Grevstad & Mari Young

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award – Short Film
SPEAK EASY, B Dir: Becca Park & Jun Shimizu (Innovative Use of Cinematic Language)

North American Documentary Feature Awards
SEADRIFT Dir: Tim Tsai (Grand Jury Prize)
JADDOLAND Dir: Nadia Shihab (Special Jury Award)
ORIGIN STORY Dir: Kulap Vilaysack (Special Jury Award)

International Documentary Feature Awards
OUR TIME MACHINE Dir: S. Leo Chiang & Yang Sun (Grand Jury Prize - Tie) - China
FOR SAMA Dir: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts (Grand Jury Prize - Tie) - Syria, United Kingdom
FOR MY FATHER'S KINGDOM Dir: Vea Mafile'o & Jeremiah Tauamiti (Special Jury Award) - New Zealand
LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING Dir: Kavich Neang (Special Jury Award) - Cambodia, France

North American Narrative Feature Awards
YELLOW ROSE Dir: Diane Paragas (Grand Jury Prize)
ANTE CHENG | MS. PURPLE (Best Cinematography)
MAYA ERSKINE | PLUS ONE (Best Actress)
EVA NOBLEZADA | YELLOW ROSE (Breakthrough Performance)

International Narrative Feature Awards
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD Dir: Bora Kim (Grand Jury Prize) - South Korea
SONG LANG Dir: Leon Le (Special Jury Award) - Vietnam
VAI Dir: ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, & Nicole Whippy (Special Jury Award) - New Zealand

Emerging Filmmaker Award Winners
HAPPY CLEANERS Dir: Julian Kim & Peter S. Lee (North American Narrative Feature)
A WOMAN'S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM Dir: Yu Gu (North American Documentary Feature)

Audience Award Winners
THE FAREWELL Dir: Lulu Wang (Narrative Feature)
JOURNEY TO IFUGAO Dir: Nicanor Evangelista, Jr. (Documentary Feature)