Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival Hosts Encore Presentation
Short Film Competition Highlights Black and Asian Solidarity

In an extended festival offering, the 2022 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival (SAPFF) presents Encore + Shorts Challenge Awards, continuing celebrations of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices and stories in film and new media.

Black Artist Foundry co-presents with SAPFF a special program on May 31, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park, with short films expanding on this year’s Festival theme of Food and Family, followed by an encore presentation of REPARATIONS directed by Jon Osaki.

A timely film, REPARATIONS explores Black and Asian Solidarity, and the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slavery in the United States. In Osaki’s 30-minute documentary, Black and Asian Americans reflect on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that persists, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing systemic racism in America.

Chris Lodgson, lead organizer with the Coalition for a Just and Equitable California and American Redress Coalition of California moderates a special panel discussion on Black and Asian Solidarity and Movement Building. Panelists include community activists Stevante Clark, Bobby Dalton Roy, Kim Mims, and Nghĩa Ái Nguyễn.

Using film as a medium for social change and dialogue, new and emerging filmmakers will be celebrated, as 2022 SAPFF Short Film Competition winners walk away with cash prizes for successfully addressing Black and Asian Solidarity, Anti-Blackness in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities, and Anti-Asian Hate and Violence.

Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival’s Encore + Short Film Competition, wraps month-long celebrations of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month during May.

Other featured short films include PAPAYA, ALOHA SOUL FOOD, and MORKOVCHA, highlighting multicultural connections to food, and the role sustenance plays in bridging cultural divides.

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival is a project of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Cultural Village, which, since 2013, has promoted traditional and contemporary forms of artistic expression, culture, and heritage, throughout the Sacramento Region.

Presenting Sponsors and Partners include APIs Rise Fund, Phoong Law Corp, Nichi Bei Foundation; Supporting Sponsor & Partners include ABAS Law Foundation, ACC Senior Services, Access Sacramento, Amado Khaya Foundation, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center at Sacramento State, Buloson Center for Filipino Studies, Capsity, City of Sacramento, Office of Film + Media, CSUS Full Circle Project, PNDA LahiArts, UC Davis Asian American Studies Program; Experience Partners include: ClearGraphics and Printing, Giggle and Riot Photo Booths, The Creative Space, Saigon Alley Kitchen + Bar; VIP Food and Beverage Partners include: Buffalo Pizza, Kangen Water Sacramento, Kusina Lumpia, Ubé Café.

WHO: Sacramento Asian Pacific Culture Village

WHAT: 2022 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival: Encore + Shorts Challenge Awards

    Guild Theater
    2828 35th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95817

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Encore + Shorts Challenge Awards is a free event for students and seniors ages 62 and above. General Admission is $5; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Student ID may be requested.

Visit for additional details. Short Film Competition rules and guidelines are available at; social media event page at

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Health and Safety:
Vaccination and masks are recommended; local health regulations will be followed.


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