The Sakada Series


The Sakada Series

2018 Screenings:

January 2-4, 2018 — Waimea Ocean Film Festival at the Big Island on Tue, Jan. 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm at Parker Theatre and Thur, Jan 4th from 9:30-11:30am at the Fairmont Orchid.  Maribel Apuya, Producer and Director, will do a breakfast talk on Fri, Jan 5th from 8:15-9:15am at the Anna Ranch Heritage Center with another filmmaker, Andrew Gooi.

January 19, 2018 — presented The Sakada Series to Waipahu Intermediate School’s AVID ELL students.

January 31, 2018 — The Sakada Series won an “Award of Merit” from Impact DOCS Awards for bringing creativity, grit and determination to topics raising awareness around the globe.  See press release here.

February 2, 2018 — on the opening of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur’s (Philippines) Bicentennial Anniversary on Feb. 2, 2018 at the Tamag Grounds (open area) at either 6 or 8pm (exact time is still being finalized).  One screening only.  Please check back for finalized time.

March 1, 2018 — Filipina, the third short film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Women of Wonders Film Fest on March 1, 2018 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Doris Duke Theater (Honolulu Museum of Art).  Presented by the Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, the Women of Wonders Film Fest highlights and celebrates the lives and accomplishments of women around the world, and here in Hawai’i.  Admission is free and open to the public.  See flyer here.

April 19-22, 2018 — DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon).  Actual screening dates and times TBD.  Please check here for future updates or


2017 Screenings:

January 7, 2017 — Lanai City as part of the 1st annual Sakada Day celebration at the Filipino Clubhouse.

June 13 & 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. — Filipino Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for museum members.  Admission is free for 18 and under.  Purchase tickets at the door or onlineThe Sakada Series will screen in conjunction with a Philippine-based documentary Curiosity, Adventure & LoveSee flyer and press release for more info.

Friday, Oct. 20 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. — Farrington High School library (1564 North King St., Honolulu, HI 96817-4229) in honor of Filipino American History Month celebration.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Aiea Public Library (99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI) in honor of Filipino American History Month celebration.  The event is free and open to the public.

2016 Screening:

Thursday, December 29, 2016 at from 6:00-8:00 p.m. — premiere community screening at the Hawaii’s Plantation Village in an event that was free and open to the public.  Checkout our Facebook page for photos from the event.

A Sakada Story

A Sakada Story (9:25min) was released in April 2015 and has screened at major film festivals across Hawaii including: the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase, the Hawaii International Film Festival and at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival in the Big Island.  The film also debut in New York City at the Philippine Consulate General NYC’s Sinehan Sa Summer (summer movie series).  Here is a list of A Sakada Story public screenings to-date. 

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A Sakada Story (poster 1, poster 2) and flyer (front, back); production photos can be found here.

Checkout our Facebook page for photos and our News page for information on past screenings.

Living Treasure

Living Treasure (10:37min) debut at the Filipino Community Center (Waipahu, Hawaii) on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm in an event that was free and open to the public.

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