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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, VC Presents

ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

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ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2022

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary the Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists develops the next…
Shorts Programs, Special Presentations

ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND

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ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) together with WORLD Channel and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) have…
Cinema Musica, Shorts Programs

BODIES IN MOTION

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BODIES IN MOTION

A collection of dance films in which bodies—powerful, precarious, feeling, and knowing—move us.
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

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…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

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DIGITAL HISTORIES 2022

Digital Histories is a mechanism for Asian and Pacific Islander older adults to use their unique voices and…
Shorts Programs, VC Presents

FRAN ROCKSTAR!

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FRAN ROCKSTAR!

Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of…
Shorts Programs

FROM VISIONS TO REEL

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FROM VISIONS TO REEL

A legacy program with the film festival that has welcomed award-winning filmmakers early in their career. Experience storytelling…
Shorts Programs

HBO APA VISIONARIES

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HBO APA VISIONARIES

In a unique filmmaker support initiative between Visual Communications and HBO, we present the finalist films from the…
Pacific Cinewaves, Shorts Programs

INDIGENOUS NOW!

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INDIGENOUS NOW!

Take a trip from Fiji to the Philippines with these cinematic reflections from indigenous voices from different parts…
Shorts Programs

KUWENTUHAN

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KUWENTUHAN

Prepare the balikbayan box full of tissues with these films celebrating histories, heritage, and values through stories on…
Shorts Programs

#LIFE

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#LIFE

Films of love, new beginnings, will make you recall. That we’re here to witness, we really don’t know…
Shorts Programs

LIT AFTER DARK

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LIT AFTER DARK

Sometimes the most intense storytelling happens when we close our eyes. These are reflections on the past, the…
Pacific Cinewaves, Shorts Programs

PACIFIC CINEWAVES SHORTS

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PACIFIC CINEWAVES SHORTS

Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.
Shorts Programs

PARENTHOOD

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PARENTHOOD

It’s celebratory. It’s angry. It’s loving, and it is loss. These are the highs and lows of Parenthood.
Shorts Programs

REEL ROMANCE

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REEL ROMANCE

Romance these days. #AMIRITE
Shorts Programs

THE LOOK AND SOUND OF TRUTH

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THE LOOK AND SOUND OF TRUTH

Whether assembled through home video in Syria, audio recordings in Texas, or with visionary animation from Singapore, these…
Animation Programs, Shorts Programs

STILL LIFE

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STILL LIFE

Frame by frame. Pose by pose. Pixel by pixel. These are drawings that move and drawings that move…
Shorts Programs

YOU ARE HERE

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YOU ARE HERE

Documentary is even more powerful when it is anchored to a place, region or neighborhood.