- Shorts Programs
- 98 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
With kuwentuhan, the Tagalog word for “sharing stories,” the audience has the opportunity to relate to a new perspective, affirm values for themselves, and reflect on personal experiences. From family birthday parties, to workplace anxieties, to beauty pageants; these films reveal the diverse threads that connect us. — Eseel Borlasa
In this program
Directed by Joe Mateo
The journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet.
Directed by Cole Bacani
Gabe’s cousins have one last chance to tie him down in Illinois, forcing him to decide what’s more important: his family or his future.
Directed by Sonny Calvento
A contractual saleslady unearths the secret to regularization.
Directed by Kayla Abuda Galang
Kayla will teach you Tagalog, the language of her homeland.
Directed by Randal Kamradt
During the 1930 Watsonville race riots, a Filipina American woman seeks shelter at a diner.
Directed by Alex Westfall
Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life of young Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Directed by Melanie Lim
After not seeing each other for twenty years, two friends meet for one night in Los Angeles, sparking dormant feelings never confronted in their youth.