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Minari | February 12-25
UCLA Asian American Studies Center Film Festival | February 19-21, 26-28
HBO APA Visionaries Open Call
Shared Stories: Encore Presentations |
February 24-28

Boston Virtual Lunar New Year Events

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The A24 Virtual Screening Room presents
February 12th - February 25th
In conjunction with their theater partners, A24 has launched a virtual cinema platform to supplement Minari's limited theatrical release on February 12. The A24 Screening Room will host two weeks of Minari virtual screenings as we work together to bring Lee Isaac Chung's beloved film to the audiences who want to see it most. 
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UCLA Asian American Studies Center & UCLA Film & Television Archive present
UCLA Asian American Studies Center 2021 Film Festival
WEEKEND 1: February 19th-21st
WEEKEND 2: February 26th-28th

UCLA Asian American Studies Center, in partnership with UCLA Film & Television Archive will continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Asian American Studies at UCLA that was cut short last March due to the pandemic with a virtual film festival! Over two weekends, February 19-21 and February 26-28, they will present online programming featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about meaningful issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Audiences will hear from filmmakers and actors on their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists, and community leaders on themes that apply to today's world.

All programs are FREE but require an RSVP to access programs, screenings, and conversations.

RSVP Here!
HBO APA Visionaries Open Call
Short Film Competition
Call for Submissions 2021
The theme for the 2021 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition is “Taking the Lead.” Films should portray Asian Pacific Americans as being at the forefront of a given narrative, embracing the spirits of trailblazers, heroes, and luminaries through a unique lens. Submissions will be accepted at FilmFreeway until April 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST. Learn more at

About HBO APA Visionaries
HBO Asian Pacific American (APA) Visionaries is a short film competition that provides emerging directors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent the opportunity to showcase their work.
More Details Here!
ArtsEmerson, BAAFF, BLIFF, and RoxFilm present
Shared Stories: Encore Presentations
February 24th - 28th 

ArtsEmerson presents Shared Stories, a monthly film series in collaboration with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), and the Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) seeking to build community, shared conversation, and experiences through cinema. This pilot series aspires to create a shared space to find commonality across experiences, and encourage the exchange of stories and ideas.

SERIES SPOTLIGHT: Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities is a collection of six shorts, as filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

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Friday, 2/12 @10AM  Join the Josiah Quincy School Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration, live at 10am on the school's website,, where the celebration will be available to watch at your convenience!
DIY Lion Head Tutorial
by Nüwa Athletic Club and Pao Arts Center
Learn how to make your own Lion Head at home! 
Virtual Lunar New Year Lion Dance Workshop
Saturday, February 13th | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you excited by the colors, sounds, and movements of lion dance on the streets of Chinatown? Join us for a family-friendly workshop to learn basic lion dance moves with Nüwa Athletic Club! Workshops are geared towards children ages 5-12.

Join the lion dance workshop, learn about the history of lion dance, practice basic moves, and see a live demonstration. Registration is FREE!
Register Here!
BAAFF is a co-production of Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson. 
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