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SFAAFF_theaterVariety Review
"...This fine first feature is a disarming personal docu that turns into a very moving consideration of historical genocide and individual heroism.  Winner of a well-deserved jury prize at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, it merits further exposure..." -Dennis Harvey

IDA Documentary Magazine Review:
"...New Year baby is a moving personal journey ...deservedly earned the $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary."

Select Honors:

-Wins the 'Movies That Matter' Human Rights Award, an initiative
by Amnesty International (unanimous jury decision)
Amnesty_Vancouver_poster_200px-Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the 25th Annual San Francisco
International AsianAmerican Film Festival
-Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival (unanimous
-Wins the AUDIENCE AWARD at the Los Angeles VC Film Festival
-Wins the SPECIAL JURY AWARD at the Asian American International Film Festival - NY, NY
-Wins the AUDIENCE AWARD at the Asian American International Film Festival - NY, NY
-Wins the CRYSTAL HEART AWARD by the Heartland Film Festival
-International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - top ten audience favorite of 172 films
-Selected HOT FILM at the Gotebord Film Festival
-Selected for MassMoca's Working Films Residency
-Opening Film: UNHCR Film
-Opening Film: Guth Gafa Film
-Closing Film DC Asian American Film FestivalSocheata_receiving_award_at_Jewish_World_Watch_200px
-ITVS National 30 City Community Screenings Outreach tour
-National PBS's Independent Lens broadcast (Audience Award Finalist)


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (World Premiere & WINNER: Movies That Matter Award)
Nov. 22nd to Dec. 2nd / Amsterdam - Netherlands

Gotebord Film Festival (New Year Baby is
marked as a Hot Film)
Jan. 26th to Feb. 5th / Goteborg - Sweden

IMG_4388Sedona Film Festival
Feb. 28th - March 4th / Sedona, AZ - USA

One World International Human Rights Film Festival
Feb. 28th - March 8th / Prague - Czech Republic

Amnesty International Film Festival
March 14th to 18th / Amsterdam - Netherlands
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (WINNER: Best Documentary)
March 15th to Feb. 25th / San Francisco, CA- USA

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
March 16h to 25th / Thessaloniki - Greece

Docaviv Film Festival
March 15th to 24th / Tel Aviv - Israel

AFI Dallas International Film Festival (WINNER: Best Documentary)
March 22nd to April 1st / Dallas, TX - USA

Chicago Asian American Showcase
March 31st to April 12th / Chicago, IL - USA

standing-ovation-july-07VC Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award)
May 3rd to May 10th / Los Angeles, CA - USA

Barcelona Asian Film Festival
April 27th to May 6th / Barcelona - Spain

Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival (OPENING FILM)
May 10th to 13th - Ireland

Soch-parents-limo-HeartlandUNHCR Refugee Film Festival (OPENING FILM)
June 14th to 19th / Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Asian American International Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award & Special Jury Award)
July 22nd to 25th / New York, NY - USA

Martha's Vineyard Film
August 15th / Martha's
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DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (CLOSING FILM)

October 6th / The Smithsonian Institution Freer - Washington, DC - USA

San Diego Asian Film Festival

October 11th to 18th / San Diego, CA - USA

Warsaw International Film Festival

October 12th to 21st / Warsaw - Poland

Middle East International Film Festival

October 14th to 19th / Abu Dahbi - United Arab Emirates

The Heartland Film Festival (WINNER Crystal Heart Award)

October 18th to 26th / Indianapolis, IN - USA
Village Cinema Documentary Series
October 29th - 7 PM @ Charles B. Wang Center / Port Jefferson, NY - USA

Amnesty International Film Festival (Spotlight Film)

November 8th - 11th / Vancouver - Canada

Seattle Human Rights Film Festival (SHRFF) - OPENING FILM
Presented by Amnesty International
Feb. 13th - 17th / Seattle, WA - USA

Durango Independent Film Festival

Feb. 27th - March 2nd / Durango, CO - USA

Common Ground Film
With the World Bank & The International Finance Corporation
Washington, DC - USA

Learn about Khmer Legacies, the organization Socheta founded to document the Cambodian Genocide.