- Shorts Programs
- 105 mins
Filmmakers in attendance.
A cinematic invitation to step into contemporary perspectives on family, culture, and career. – Eseel Borlasa
Co-presented with Community Partners: Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance | Los Angeles (APALA-LA), FilmAm Creative, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
In this program
Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia
Sandra discovers a part of her identity through an exploration of her family’s history on a small island in the Indian Ocean.
Directed by Bernard Badion
A ‘journalist’ is useless at work when his thoughts are inundated with a woman he thinks is the one.
I’LL BE A STAR
Directed by Sultankazy Pirzhan uulu
Azat spends quality time with his family since being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
LIGHTS UP: ASIAN AMERICAN THEATER AT UCLA
Directed by Arielle Frances Bagood
UCLA’s Asian American theater company continues to tackle the question of identity and inclusion 23 years after its founding.
MASTER OF DIVINITY
Directed by Eugene Suen
An ex-seminarian and now-struggling filmmaker begins to panic after his wife tells him that God is calling her to quit her job.
OUR MAN IN TOKYO (THE BALLAD OF SHIN MIYATA)
Directed by Akira Boch
A Tokyo-based music promoter and record label owner specializes in the difficult task of distributing Chicano music in Japan.
SPEAK EASY, B
Directed by Becca Park, Jun Shimizu
In therapy, B breaks through cultural conditioning, past loves, and psychological defenses to arrive at True Self.
THE MISSING PIECE PROJECT
Directed by Daniel Luu
This short film paints the journey of Vietnamese community leaders as they explore how to reclaim their history and identity through space.