May 8, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) The 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) produced by Visual Communications celebrated the closing night of their 30th Anniversary editionon Thursday night with a private awards ceremony for the competition films, and the US premiere screening of FINAL RECIPE; a foodie romantic drama from Thailand, directed by Sundance alum Gina Kim and starring Michelle Yeoh (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) and Henry Lau (of noted K-pop group Super Junior M).
Director Dean Yamada was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature for his feature debut CICADA, having previously won the Golden Reel Award for his short narrative film, JITENSHA (Festival 2010). The Festival’s Best Director Award went to Ham Tran (also a past Golden Reel Award winner for THE ANNIVERSARY, Festival 2003) for his romantic comedy, HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS.
Additional Narrative Feature awards given out this evening are as follows:
Best Screenplay to J.P. Chan and his film, A PICTURE OF YOU. Actor Nikohl Boosheri was awarded Best Actor for her role as ‘Farah’ in Meera Menon’s FARAH GOES BANG. And BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY went to Robert Lam for his work on Steven Kung’s film, A LEADING MAN.