14th Annual Asian American Film Festival

MARCH 15-17, 2019

At the University of Oregon in Eugene

DisOrient is the premiere Asian American, social justice film festival of Oregon. Our films–“By us, for us and about us”–break open the one-dimensional stereotype of the “Oriental.” We believe in the power of film to inform, heal and connect people. We bring power to our voice as we share our stories and advocate for social justice.

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2018 Winners

Best Feature Documentary

Who Is Arthur Chu?

Co-Directed by Yu Gu and Scott Drucker

Best Feature Narrative

The Jade Pendant

Directed by Po-Chih Leong

Best Short Documentary

The Flip Side

Directed by Val Wang

Best Short Narrative


Directed by Dinh Thai

Jason D. Mak Award for Social Justice

Drawn Together:  Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

Directed by Harleen Singh

Audience Choice Award

Find Me

Directed by Tom Huang

PACAlliance Award for Courage

Set Hernandez-Rongkilyo from Story of Self

Special Recognition: Writer-Director

Tom Huang for Find Me

Special Recognition: Writer-Actor

Lowell Abellon for BEEF

Legacy Award

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii

Heritage Award

The Sakada Series

Most Dedicated Audience Member: Mitzi A. Loftus