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Are you headed to the Sundance/Slamdance Film Festival kicking off this week? The 14th annual Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City is back on Sunday, January 21, to celebrate the work of our filmmakers and this year will be dedicated to the late Irene Cho. Here’s a rundown of the program for the day:

10:30 – 11:30 AM
KICK OFF – OPENING RECEPTION
ClaimJumper | 573 Main Street, 3rd. Fl., Park City, UT 84060

Kick off the 14th Annual APA Filmmakers Experience with an opening reception at Claim Jumper on Main Street and pre-reception for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)/Sundance Institute panel, “Beyond Borders”.
RECEPTION EVENT – by INVITATION ONLY

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
BEYOND BORDERS: ASIAN AMERICANS AND THE IMMIGRANT VOICE
ClaimJumper | 573 Main Street, 3rd. Fl., Park City, UT 84060

Presented by the Center for Asian American Media and the Sundance Institute
Asian American filmmakers discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of building and sustaining careers as immigrant filmmakers. From unique access to communities and their stories, to the burdens of representing new viewpoints in a rapidly changing cultural landscape and filmmaking industry, join us for this relevant and dynamic conversation about what it means to be an immigrant filmmaker today and in the future.
PANELISTS: Karim Ahmad (moderator), Sue Obeidi, Andrew Ahn, Bing Liu
TO REGISTER FOR “BEYOND BORDERS”, click here.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
#AsAmCreatorRollCall Fireside Chat
Kickstarter House | Park City, UT 84060

Director Jon M. Chu (CRAZY RICH ASIANS); Jimmy O. Yang (SILICON VALLEY); filmmaker Andrew Ahn; producers Gingger Shankar and Nina Yang Bongiovi; writer/actress Vivian Bang (WHITE RABBIT; END OF THE LINE) and others share insights on navigating the creation of Asian American projects and the utilization of Asian American talent. This is a time to name-check our our own communities to recognize the talent in the industry and support the projects being developed. Time is now! Moderated by Minji Chang and David Magdael

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
#AsAmCreatorRollCall Celebration
Kickstarter House | Park City, UT 84060

Raise a glass to all of our Sundance/Slamdance filmmakers as we roll call and name-check our own Asian Pacific talented creators, artists and leaders who are paving a way and making a difference in media. Celebrate our filmmakers and artists who are premiering their projects this year at Park City.

For more info and to register/rsvp for the events, click here.

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