Ham Tran's Journey From The Fall and Eric Byler's AMERICANese bookend the 22nd VC FILMFEST: The LosAngeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set to run from May 4-11.

Julia Kwan's Eve & The Fire Horse is the centerpiece screening and theline-up includes more than 140 features, shorts and videos including 16features from 18 Asian American artists.

'This is truly an historic number of feature films from ourown artists,' Leslie Ito, executive director of media arts resource andeducational centre Visual Communications (VC), said.

'With Ang Lee being the first non-white director to win theOscar for best director, we are hopeful that these emerging storytellers willalso become future contenders.'

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