12​th​ Annual Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival

OCA Greater Houston presents 12th Annual HAAPI Film Festival/Meru
​Scene from Meru Photo courtesy of OCA Greater Houston

The 12​th​ Annual Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival spotlights AAPI films over the course of two consecutive weekends. HAAPI Fest is continuing its grand tradition of being a celebration of art, film, and music that the AAPI community proudly shares each year with the city of Houston.

HAAPI Fest will showcase diverse works such as Crush The Skull (playing opening night), a thrilling tale about two master thieves escaping a deranged serial killer’s lair, and Meru, an incredible story about three renowned climbers navigating nature’s harshest elements.

Chris Dinh, actor and screenwriter of Crush The Skull, who is best known for co­writing and acting in award ­winning sketches with Wong Fu Productions, will speak and lead an acting/screenwriting workshop. Jimmy Chin, director of Meru, who is best known for his professional photography and climbing, will participate in a Skype interview at Harmony Public Schools.

The Festival is also showcasing performances from local artists and entertainers from the Houston community at the closing Arts Night in order to highlight the talent and diversity of emerging AAPIs.

Festival Schedule

  • Thursday, June 9 - Asia Society Texas Center
  • Friday, June 10 - Harmony Public Schools
  • Saturday, June 11 - Harmony Public Schools
  • Friday, June 17 - Harmony Public Schools
  • Saturday, June 18 - Harmony Public Schools

Event Details


6.18.16 | 11:00 am
6.17.16 | 6:00 pm
6.11.16 | 11:00 am
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6.10.16 | 6:00 pm
6.9.16 | 7:00 pm


Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Harmony Public Schools
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S.
Houston, TX 77099


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