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San Diego Film Week

Pacific Arts Movement

Pacific Arts Movement is the presenter of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. This collection of short films represents award winners and audience favorites from the festival’s 2017 edition. Pac Arts also puts on a spring edition of SDAFF, which takes place April 19-26 this year. Find out more at

  1. Crushed In Space

    Janice Chun / Comic Relief, Pacific Arts Movement / United States / 2017 / 6 mins
    The Asteroid Belt An unrequited romance They are coworkers.

  2. Flip The Record

    Marie Jamora / Emerging Filmmakers, Pacific Arts Movement / 2016 / 15 mins
    In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism. A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in '84, as 14-year-old Vanessa, sick of the the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino-American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables. We follow Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.

  3. Growing up Hip Hop

    Nina Pearl Martin / Doc Block, Pacific Arts Movement / 2017 / 8 mins
    This film documents the lives of teens growing up in Hip Hop dance culture. Made in the Pacific Arts Movement's "Reel Voices" film class.

  4. Santa Claus

    Jeff Man / Realistically Speaking, Pacific Arts Movement / 2017 / 15 mins
    On Christmas night, two lonely neighbors come together to share a meal. Despite having little in common, they attempt to make a meaningful connection before the holiday comes to a close.