HALA

Director: Minhal Baig

Cast: Geraldine Viswanathan, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan

Synopsis: Muslim teenager, Hala, copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Why Open: The Sundance hit adopted the inclusion rider, furthering supporting more than just Asian and multicultural castings and staffings.

Halston

Director: Frédéric Tcheng

Synopsis: Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.

In the Heights

Director: Jon M. Chu

Synopsis: In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. The film is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s legendary musical.

Invincible

Cast: Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh

Executive: Albert Cheng

Synopsis: An animated superhero series based around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun) who’s just like every other guy his age–except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Little America

Producer: Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Yang

Synopsis: A small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself.

Why Open: From the Oscar-nominated writers of indie hit The Big Sick and Master of None co-creator/executive producer, Alan Yang.

Low Budget Ethnic Movie

Director: Daniel Yoon

Cast: Constance Wu, Daniel Yoon, Kavi Ladnier

Synopsis: After a string of crushing personal and professional humiliations, Jack Lee accepts that at age 39 he is a failure. Worst of all, he’s let down his selfless immigrant parents. To get back on track, Jack reaches out to others: an almost famous guru, a respected arts administrator, and two fellow computer programmers, all of whom have problems of their own.

Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen

Director: Hepi Mita

Synopsis: Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977.