We’re just a week away from the opening of Visual Communications’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) where we will be community co-presenters for the 15th anniversary screening of the Sundance version of BETTER LUCK TOMORROW directed by YOMYOMF founder Justin Lin, which will open the fest on April 27. You can purchase ticks here or click here by April 24 for your chance to win free ticks.
One of the other events at LAAPFF we’re participating in is the Conference for Creative Content or C3. This is the 7th edition of the conference which “brings together foremost media professionals in film, television, cable, digital, and transmedia to create a dialogue on the ever-changing media industry, share best practices, network, celebrate and build a collective vision for our community. This year’s theme of C3 is Future Forward.”
Check out the following YOMYOMF-related C3 events:
On Sunday, April 30 at 3:15PM, SAG-AFTRA presents “BETTER LUCK TOMORROW: A Retrospective”. The panel will be moderated by LA Times’ Jen Yamato and will look back at the seminal film and how it has impacted the Asian American cinema landscape since its premiere 15 years ago. Scheduled to appear are director Justin Lin and actors Karin Anna Cheung, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Parry Shen, Aaron Takahashi and Jason Tobin.
On Monday, May 1 at 7:30PM, KOFIC presents a FREE panel entitled “Independent Filmmaking in the Era of Digital Distribution”, which will be moderated by YOMYOMF’s Philip W. Chung. The panel will discuss the opportunities for emerging and diverse filmmakers in the digital space and feature panelists Katrina Frolov (Comcast Watchable), Gary King (Machinima/WB Digital), Nathan Kitada (YouTube Red) and Owen Shiflett (Sundance Now/Shudder). This panel is free but you must rsvp by April 30 by clicking here.
Other panels throughout conference running from April 29-May 1 in Los Angeles will include topics such as “Directing horror and genre”, “Media and social change” and “Women On Top: Meet The Creative Forces Behind MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., QUEEN OF THE SOUTH and QUEEN SUGAR”.
To see the full schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.