Festivals & Events
New American Perspectives
Yuma is a talented adult manga artist with cerebral palsy. When a publisher tells her she must first gain more “experience,” Yuma sets out on a journey to explore her physical, creative, and sexual autonomy.
Fine dining meets virtual reality in this multisensory celebration of asian american culture and identity.
United States, Hong Kong, China
After burning through her trust fund, spoiled rich girl Sasha Li is forced to go back to China to work in the family's business. While reconnecting with her estranged family, she also learns about herself.
As part of 2019’s New American Perspective’s program presented in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, HIFF will present a FREE panel discussion with the five filmmakers spotlighted in this year’s program.
United States, Philippines
Olivia is a domestic caregiver and transgender woman who becomes romantically involved with her employer’s adult grandson in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card, facing many intersecting hurdles along the way.
Saudi Arabia, Germany
A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate. Director Haifaa Al-Mansour (WADJDA), Saudi Arabia’s first female Saudi filmmaker, returns to her homeland with a tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.