What are people saying about DisOrient?

“The DisOrient Film Festival is by far one of my favorite film festivals!  Nothing compares to the volunteers who run the festival. When you’re at Disorient, you’re with family!” Jazmin Jamias, Filmmaker, San Francisco CA

“DisOrient takes bold risks that larger festivals sometimes can’t or won’t.”  Patrick Mendoza Epino, Filmmaker, Los Angeles CA

“Out of all the film festivals in the country DisOrient is without a doubt, my favorite. Where else do you find such community, activism, and passion for cinema, all in the same place? Here in Eugene, the movement is alive and well.” Dawen, Musician-Composer-Filmmaker, Los Angeles CA

“DisOrient is a small festival with a huge spirit and sense of community.  I was lucky to attend in 2009 and can’t wait to go back!”  J.P. Chan, Filmmaker, New York NY

“DisOrient is the place to connect with creative minds locally and around the world. They have untappped potential that we’ve only skimmed the surface of, but their talents will change the landscape of film in the next generation.  It is a place for Asian voices, but also a fresh outlook on the arts that goes beyond cultural divides.”  Gia Vang, KEZI TV, Eugene OR

“At DisOrient, we perform for ourselves, and then anybody else can join us in that celebration.   That’s what is really special about this festival.  It’s a space where we can be authentic.”  Jason Mak, Founder of DisOrient, Eugene OR

“Often with festivals, filmmakers can often get lost in the crowd; that’s not the case with Disorient.  The entire staff of Disorient is incredibly hospitable and they make you feel welcomed in the lovely city of Eugene.  I’ve formed many great friendships here, not only with Disorient staff, but also fellow film makers as well.”  Will Lu, Filmmaker, Los Angeles CA

“DisOrient is the perfect smaller festival where filmmakers can easily meet each other. The hospitality committee makes sure you’re treated like a VIP and you won’t find a more welcoming group of people than the DisOrient volunteers.”  Chad Band, Filmmaker, Vancouver, British Columbia

“DisOrient is a great film festival in terms of its art and in terms of its mission.  We are fortunate to have this as one of Eugene’s great film festivals and  I am grateful to those who go into making it such a great experience in our community.  DisOrient is for all of us.”  Mayor Kitty Piercy, Eugene OR




About disorientfilm

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 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 their experiences. Started in 2006 by artists, educators, and activists, DisOrient is a grassroots and volunteer-run film festival committed to presenting honest portrayals of the diversity of the Asian American experience. When selecting new and exciting films for our festival, we use the W.E.B. DuBois standard of "for us, by us, or about us" that are recent and undistributed works.
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