The new year has started and that means the judges have begun reviewing films for our 2018 festival. Out festival works by reviewing films by quarters and announcing quarterly winners. Winners in each category automatically go on to compete for the festival award in that category at our 2018 festival. Winter Quarter 2017 (Jan-Feb-March) saw over 100 submissions! Spring Quarter (April-May-June) submissions are open.

The Winter Quarter winners are:

Best Action/Adventure

Winner: I Am Not the Devil (Samuel Smith)

Honorable Mention: Brad Lee (Hao Wang)

Animation

Winner: Karma (Zhaoyu Zhou)

Honorable Mention: Luscious (Xuecheng Xu)

Comedy

Winner: A Grain of White Rice in the Endless Yellow Sun (Jeff Fong)

Honorable Mention: Chinese Santa Claus (Woody Fu)

Documentary

Winner: Born Chinese (Lawrence Absalon)

Honorable Mention: Hand-cut (Griffin Hammond)

Drama

Winner: Fracture (Maritte Go)

Honorable Mention: Cocoon (Mei Liying)

Horror/Thriller

Winner: Doll (Jia He)

Music Video

Winner: Smile – Jman Glicks (Jordan Glickman)

Actor 

Winner: Albert Kong (Fractured)

Honorable Mention: Daniel Joo (Brad Lee)

Actress

Winner: Elaine Kao (Fractured)

Ensemble Cast

Winner: A Grain of White Rice in the Endless Yellow Sun (Jeff Fong)

Honorable Mention: Bicultural (Rachel Leyco)

Original Script

Winner: Jeff Fong (A Grain of White Rice in the Endless Yellow Sun (Jeff Fong)

Honorable Mention: Earl Kim (Han)

Director

Winner: Maritte Go (Fractured)

Honorable Mention: Jeff Fong (A Grain of White Rice in the Endless Yellow Sun)

Cinematographer

Winner: Jon Keng (Cocoon)

Honorable Mention: Haozhe Zhang (Brad Lee)

Original Score

Winner: Jian Li (Brad Lee)

Honorable Mention: Max Lombardo (Karma)

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