APIA MN Film Collective
 APIA MN Filmmakers (Melissa Vang, Pachia Vang, Zong Yang, Yeej Moua, Touchaing Yang) with award-winning Sundance filmmakers Andrew Ahn and Christina Choe

1/2-Hour Screenwriter Lab for Narrative Filmmakers

The APIA MN Screenwriting Intensive was a ten-week intensive where APIA narrative filmmakers created, wrote, and edited 1/2-hour TV pilots in Minnesota.

Our 2018 Summer participants were:

May Lee-Yang, Lazy Hmong Woman

Yeej Moua, Find Me

John Vang, Fresh

Melissa Vang, Top 5

Randy Xiong, Charter

Our featured working APIA TV screenwriters and filmmaking teaching specialists included:

Thomas Reyes (TV Writer, Paramount’s American Woman, Warner Bros. TV Fellowship)

Carolyn Mao (Producer, Nice, Film Independent Fellow, Time Warner OneFifty Artist, Amazon Studios Fellow)

Hye Yun Park (TV Writer, Director, Actress, HBO’s High Maintenance, BKPI)

This project was supported by Building More Philanthropy with Purpose and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 APIA MN Filmmakers (Melissa Vang, Pachia Vang, Zong Yang, Yeej Moua, Touchaing Yang) with award-winning Sundance filmmakers Andrew Ahn and Christina Choe

APIA MN Filmmakers (Melissa Vang, Pachia Vang, Zong Yang, Yeej Moua, Touchaing Yang) with award-winning Sundance filmmakers Andrew Ahn and Christina Choe