12th ANNUAL DISORIENT Asian American
FILM FESTIVAL

April 21 – 23, 2017

Bijou Art Cinemas Eugene, OR

 

 

What a celebration it was for the 11th anniversary, the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon that last April 29, and continued on through the weekend to Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Bijou Art Cinemas and Broadway Metro in Eugene, Oregon. DisOrient is a social justice film festival dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans as “Orientals”. We believe in the power of film-as-art to educate, heal and improve the lives of people by giving voice to our experiences.

The VIP Pass of DisOrient 2016 ($75 pre-sale and $80 at the door) had a limited availability and will sold quickly.  The pass included the Official DisOrient T-shirt (while supplies lasted), gift bag (while supplies lasted), priority seating, and All-Access Pass to all films April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016 as well as to the catered Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Awards Gala.  The VIP Pass also gave exclusive access to the Green Room to relax and enjoy food and beverages throughout the Festival.

2017 Film Submissions

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2016 Winners &‎ Nominees

Best Short Doc

Nominated:

An American Hero:

Shiro Kashino

Distance Between

Resilient

Best Short Doc
Award Goes To:

Distance Between

Best Short Narrative

Nominated:

Drone

Frank and Kass

I Hate the Color Red

Pamanhikan

Best Short Narrative
Award Goes To:

Drone

Best Feature Documentary

Nominated:

9-Man

Breathin’: The Story

of Eddy Zheng

Live From UB

Right Footed

To Climb A

Gold Mountain

TYRUS

Best Feature Doc
Award Goes To:

TYRUS

Best Feature Narrative

Nominated:

Comfort

Pali Road

Persona Non Grata –

The Chiune Sugihara Story

Someone Else

Best Feature Narrative
Goes To:

Comfort

Jason D. Mak Social Justice Award

Nominated:

Breathin’:  The Story

of Eddy Zheng

In Football We Trust

It Runs In The Family

Painted Nails

Persona Non Grata –

The Chiune Sugihara Story

Right Footed

TYRUS

JDMSJ Award Goes To:

Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

 

Special Jury Prize:

Persona Non Grata –

The Chiune Sugihara Story

Courageous Womyn Award:

Painted Nails

Special Mention Music Video

Sakura Sakura

 

Special Mention

Experimental Film

Carnal Orient

Emerging Filmmaker:

Zoë Kim

Honorable Mention
Short Narrative

I Hate the Color
Red Jazmin Jamias

 

Audience Award:

Someone Else
Nelson Kim

Programmer’s Award:

Pamanhikan
Angelo Santos

 

2016 Schedule

Download the full DisOrient Film Festival Program Guide in PDF!

 

Friday

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 – 6:16 PM

TYRUS and Up in the Clouds – $15
Bijou Art Cinemas
6:15 – 8:05 PM

Opening Reception
Reception will be held at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art located at 1430 Johnson Lane Eugene, OR 97403

Performance by The Slants

Portrait of Asian-American band The Slants (L-R: Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon "Young" Tam, Joe X Jiang) in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon, USA on 21st August 2015. (Photo by: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)

Portrait of Asian-American band The Slants (L-R: Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon “Young” Tam, Joe X Jiang) in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon, USA on 21st August 2015. (Photo by: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)

Admission by ticket stub for Opening Night Film or VIP Pass.

Saturday

Saturday Shorts Program – $6
Bijou Art Cinemas
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sakura Sakura
American Hero: Shiro Kashino
Drone
Resilient
Meet Me At A Funeral
Moment
Goodbye

Painted Nails – $6
Bijou Art Cinemas
12:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story – $6
Bijou Art Cinemas
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Someone Else – $8
Bijou Art Cinemas
3:40 PM – 5:12 PM

Persona Non Grata – $10
Bijou Art Cinemas
5:32 PM – 8:22 PM

Pali Road – $10
Bijou Art Cinemas
8:42 PM – 10:32 PM

Broadway Metro

Right Footed – $6
11:45 AM – 1:02 PM

9-Man – $6
1:22-2:52

Cantonese Rice – $6
3:12 – 4:02

Live From UB – $6
4:22-5:42 PM

Oregon Electric Station Restaurant

DisOrient Karaoke Night – Filmmakers & Select VIPs ONLY

27 E 5th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401
10:30PM – 1:30PM

Sunday

Sunday Shorts Program: Conflict – FREE
Bijou Art Cinemas
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Distance Between
Christmas in America
Fishbone
Frank and Kass
I Hate the Color Red
Too Fast
Carnal Orient
Hide and Seek
Spaceship
The Waltz***

To Climb A Gold Mountain – $6
Bijou Art Cinemas
1:20 PM – 2:55 PM

In Football We Trust – $8
Bijou Art Cinemas
3:15 PM – 5:05 PM

It Runs in the Family/ Pamanhikan – $8
Bijou Art Cinemas
5:25 PM – 7:05 PM

Comfort – $10
Bijou Art Cinemas
7:25 PM – 9:35 PM

Closing Night Awards Gala & Reception – FREE with any D.O. Ticket Stub
LZ Chinese Dish Restaurant
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Check out the Synopsis & Trailers to find out more about each film!

In The Press

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