The Sakada Series
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.
January 2018 — The Sakada Series won “Best Featurette” during the Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival/Awards.
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.
March 22, 2018 — Filipina, the third short film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the 3rd Annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:30pm (180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY). See flyer here.
April 13 & April 15, 2018 – Filipina, the third short film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the 6th International Changing Perspectives Film Festival on April 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and April 15, 2018 at 6:30pm at the SALT Galata, Bankalar Caddesi No: 11 Karaköy / İstanbul, Turkey. Details here.
April 16, 2018 – Filipina, the third short film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival from 6:00-8:30pm at the CMI Digital Theater (Milton 171) at the New Mexico State University. The event is free and open to the public.
April 18-21, 2018 – Filipina, the third short film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival at Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, April 20 at 6:30pm at the Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada). Visit the film festival’s website for a full list of films screening.
April 21, 2018 — DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the UO EMU Redwood Auditorium (1228 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1228). Q&A with Director Maribel Apuya to follow. Checkout DisOrient’s trailer and read their press release. Recipient of the “Heritage Award.”
April – June, 2018 — A Sakada Story, the first film in The Sakada Series, will screen as part of Hawaiian Airlines in-flight programming featuring local Hawaii filmmakers and locally produced films — a partnership spearheaded by the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) with Hawaiian Airlines.
May 14, 2018 — The Sakada Series won “Best Documentary Short” from the Honolulu Film Awards.
May 14, 2018 — The Sakada Series will screen at Impact Hub Honolulu (1050 Queen St. Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814) at 6:00pm. $10 General Admission / $5 HUB Members. Street Parking only. Call 436-4326 for further information. Q&A with Director Maribel Apuya to follow.
May 27, 2018 — Filipina (15min), the third film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the 2018 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:00pm at the California Museum (1020 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814). Visit the festival’s website for more info.
June 3, 2018 — Living Treasure and Filipina, the second and third films in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle at the Armory at Seattle Center (500 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington 98109) at 2:30pm as part of “Countryside Stories.” Visit Diwa’s Facebook page for more info.
June 26, 2018 — The Sakada Series wins a “Silver Award” from the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards, honoring the best of independent documentary films. Director Maribel Apuya is featured in “2018 Filmmakers in the Spotlight.”
September 29, 2018 — Filipina, the third film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Culture & Diversity FilmFestival at the Redwood Cafe in downtown Cotati, California at 7:00pm. Director Maribel Apuya will be present for a Q&A.
October 28, 2018 — The Sakada Series will screen privately for the A.D.O.R.E. (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) group from 11:30am-1:30pm at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. Screening is closed to A.D.O.R.E.
October 12, 2018 — Filipina, the third film in The Sakada Series, will screen at the Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival at the Cinemapolis (120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850) on Fri, Oct. 12 at 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
November 17, 2018 — Filipina, the third film in The Sakada Series, will screen at HerStory Cinephilia Cinema at the Watkins College of Art (2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228) on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:30am-1:30pm.
October 2018 – The Sakada Series won an “Exceptional Merit” award from Docs Without Borders Film Festival.
November 2018 – The Sakada Series won a “Special Jury Award” from North American Film Awards.
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 online. The Sakada Series will screen in conjunction with a Philippine-based documentary Curiosity, Adventure & Love. See 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.
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.
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.