#AsAmCreatorRollCall – The 14th Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience at Sundance/Slamdance

Originally Posted by Visual Communications


The 14th Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City that took place during Sundance/Slamdance on January 21, 2018 was an amazing success. Thank you to all those who supported the event this past Sunday.

The day highlighted the 60 plus Asian and Asian Pacific filmmakers who made history once again in Park City with their vast array of remarkable films and creative projects at the 2018 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals.

 Kollaboration’s Christine Minji Chang moderates the afternoon panel, “#AsAmCreatorRollCall Fireside Chat” as part of the 14th Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City at Kickstarter Lodge (from left): Chang, Tiffanie Hsu, Gingger Shankar, Vivian Bang, Andrew Ahn, and John M. Chu. (Photo: Abraham Ferrer/Visual Communications Photographic Archive)

Additionally, a number of leading API community organizations in the arts and media partnered to showcase our artists, creators, and industry leaders who are bringing it.  In support of the recent hashtag, #AsAmCreatorRollCall, initiated by filmmaker/writer Greg Pak, the day’s conversations kept in sync with this year’s overarching theme.

Dedicated to the remarkable IRENE CHO, who guided the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience Committee from 2013 through 2017 – this year’s installment was a true testament to her spirit, fierceness, and absolute dedication to insuring the success of our Asian Pacific cinematic creative community will never be forgotten.

 Visual Communications’ Abraham Ferrer and David Magdael of David Magdael & Associates — the longest-tenured organizing members of the Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City — recognize the work of the sadly-missed Irene Cho, a vital member of The Experience organizing team from 2013 through 2017. (Photo: Aubrey Magalang /Visual Communications Photographic Archive)

Special thanks to our incredible speakers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Andrew Ahn, Gingger Shankar, Tiffanie Hsu, Vivian Bang, and Jon M. Chu, moderater Minji Chang, and welcoming remarks by David Magdael. Unfortunately, Jimmy O. Yang was not able to attend due to an unexpected conflict, but we know he was with us in spirit.

Thank you again for all your support and please mark your calendars for the 15th anniversary in 2019 – always the first Sunday at the Sundance/Slamdance Film Festival in Park City!

Warner Bros.
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Comcast NBCUniversal

Visual Communications
David Magdael & Associates
Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience Committee
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)
Pacific Arts Movement
A3 – Asian American Artists Foundation
Asians in Hollywood
AAPI members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Karim Ahmad • Andrew Ahn • Vivian Bang • Minji Chang • Irene Cho • Jon M. Chu • Ethan Nicholas Chyung (son of Irene Cho) • Soo Chyung (partner of Irene Cho) • Francis Cullado • Laarni Rosca Dacanay • Susan Jin Davis • Abraham Ferrer • Elisha Gustafson • Karen Horne • Ellen Huang • Alex Hudson • Vince Johnson • Manpreet Kaur • Lin Kung • Grace Lee • Sierra Lee • Kyra Lewis • Bing Liu • Aubrey Magalang • David Magdael • Merissa Magdael-Lauron • David Ninh • Sue Obeidi • Terra Potts • Angela Rawling • Sapana Sakya • Francisco Sanchez • Gingger Shankar • Michelle Sugihara • Mini Timmaraju • Kenji Tsukamoto •  Lansia Wann • Jo-Ann Wong • Alex Wu • Jimmy O. Yang • Nina Yang Bongiovi • Donald Young • Marvin Yueh

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