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Shorts Programs

Our Shorts Programs range over a wide scope of stories and expressions. From stories of distinctly local flavors to tales from faraway worlds, our selection of shorts offer a variety of urban, rural, and alternative perspectives.

Shorts Programs

Across the Dinner Table

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Across the Dinner Table

Dumplings. Sausage. Ice cream. Food is a universal language shared amongst cultures and generations. Join us as we…
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Armed With a Camera vol. 2020

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Armed With a Camera vol. 2020

Visual Communications is proud to debut the projects from this year’s Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship. Each…
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Art & Craft

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Art & Craft

Ranging from a fly-fisher fighting for conservation, to a beloved L.A. Chinatown bakery, to traditional Japanese flower arranging;…
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Cinema Musica: Movements

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Cinema Musica: Movements

Movements in rhythm, mass, body, and life. This program is composed of a mosaic mix of short films…
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Connections

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Connections

Unexpected connections bring surprising lessons of life, loyalty, and love. This program connects you to a dysfunctional group…
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Dead to Me

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Dead to Me

From professional mourners to a withering town, this program invites you to embrace death with open arms. What…
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Digital Histories 2020

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Digital Histories 2020

Always a must-see at LAAPFF, the Digital Histories world premieres center the unique voices and perspectives of older…
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Episodics

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Episodics

From secret thoughts as a rideshare passenger, to the nonfiction portraits of artists in New Zealand, to a…
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HBO APA Visionaries 2020

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HBO APA Visionaries 2020

With the theme of “Breaking Barriers,” the 4th HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition drew a…
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I Want You To Know

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I Want You To Know

From standing up to a bully to confessing his feelings for a friend, these narrative works show that…
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Intimate Truth

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Intimate Truth

Throughout our lives we each carry quiet reflections about the events that shape us. These filmmakers bring their…
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Juke In The Box

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Juke In The Box

From an epic tale set in a world of demons and ghosts, to a married couple's racy date…
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Kids Shorts

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Kids Shorts

A magically inventive and wondrously bright journey through time and place, this collection of films transports and transforms…
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Kuwentuhan

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Kuwentuhan

In Tagalog, kuwentuhan means to “tell a story to someone." This program centers on the stories by Filipina…
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#LIFE 2020

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#LIFE 2020

From difficult family lessons to professional development, this is a cinematic reflection of life captured through the lens…
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Looking For Home

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Looking For Home

What do borders mean when it comes to family identity and security? — Eseel Borlasa
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Momentum

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Momentum

One makes a decision through the strength or force gained by a series of events in their life.…
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Okaeri Voices: An Oral History Project

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Okaeri Voices: An Oral History Project

What was it like to be gay and Japanese American decades ago? — Barney Cheng
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Pacific Cinewaves

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Pacific Cinewaves

From a young Samoan woman stricken with bleeding stigmata, to a documentary portrait on Native Hawaiian slam poet…
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Rebel Revel

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Rebel Revel

Refugees, Drifters, Matriarchs, Charlatans, Survivors, and the Supernatural unite! Here, the square pegs all fit. The streams all…
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The Female Gaze

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The Female Gaze

What happens when women make films about women? This eclectic collection of films show both the pleasure and…
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The Space Between 2.0

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The Space Between 2.0

Inquiries into the physical and emotional spaces that connect and divide human beings. // Selected explorations of social…
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The Story Continues

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The Story Continues

Carrying a legacy founded 19 years ago in Visual Communications’ Armed With A Camera (AWC) Fellowship program, these…
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UndocuCinema presented by the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective

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UndocuCinema presented by the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective

Films from the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, who center the expertise of undocumented people not only as sources of…
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Windows

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Windows

Now, more than ever, we need windows to other cultures and countries to bridge understanding and compassion. This…
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WWYD (What Would You Do?) 2020

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WWYD (What Would You Do?) 2020

Life is a series of reflection and choices, measuring the possible impact of what's to come. From a…