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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

After Dark

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After Dark

It's past your bedtime, and you can't fall asleep. Sneak out and stay up late with these films…
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Armed With a Camera vol. 2020

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Armed With a Camera vol. 2020

FREE PROGRAM | Visual Communications is proud to host an encore presentation of the projects from last year’s…
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Digital Histories 2020

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Digital Histories 2020

Join us for an encore presentation of these insightful, heartfelt, and reverential Digital Histories films from 2020.
Shorts Programs

Digital Histories 2021

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Digital Histories 2021

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

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End of an Era

Memories flood the screen through home videos, a school yearbook, a sweet shop, and more. These non-fiction shorts…
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Episodics & Chill

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Episodics & Chill

If you’re invited to “hang and watch a movie," it might be more than just a movie. These…
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From Visions to Reel

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From Visions to Reel

FREE PROGRAM | The next generation of storytellers are paving the way. From intimate documentaries to bold experimental…
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Hard to Heart

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Hard to Heart

From reconciling with a sibling to envisioning a parenting plan with a partner, the hardest conversations are with…
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HBO APA Visionaries 2020

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HBO APA Visionaries 2020

FREE PROGRAM | With the theme of “Breaking Barriers,” the 4th HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film…
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HBO APA Visionaries 2021

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HBO APA Visionaries 2021

In a unique filmmaker support initiative between Visual Communications and HBO, we present the finalist films from the…
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I’ll Tell You When You’re Older

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I’ll Tell You When You’re Older

Films of people trying to live together as family, at the risk of perishing together as fools. As…
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Kuwentuhan

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Kuwentuhan

With "kuwentuhan," the Tagalog word for “sharing stories," the audience has the opportunity to relate to a new…
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Pacific Cinewaves Shorts

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Pacific Cinewaves Shorts

FREE PROGRAM | The waves of the ocean have generously sustained many Pasifika cultures across the globe. From…
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Point of Entry

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Point of Entry

FREE PROGRAM | Dreaming beyond the borders that separate us, this program reflects on the migrant experience and…
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Spirited Away

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Spirited Away

Guided by shamans and ancestral spirits, we traverse the line between the living and the dead, tradition and…
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Taking Space

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Taking Space

A collection of perspectives that reflect the power and various outcomes of taking space and impacting the immediate…