- Shorts Programs
- 94 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
Stories about summer vacation-attempts. gregarious Pilipina aunties, mental wellness, a Nisei brother and sister who set off on an adventure, and more. These are stories of connection that lasts through generations.
Content Advisory: Hate Crime
In this program
Directed by David Au
After her husband is assaulted in an Anti-Asian hate crime, a timid but resilient Korean-American senior is empowered to fight back when she discovers viral face-slapping competition videos.
Directed by Yasmine Gomez
A Filipino-American woman grapples with going behind her strict Catholic sister’s back to buy condoms for her 14-year-old niece.
Directed by Sheheryar Sardar
Farhan and Aadhya have been together for years, but a mental health crisis brings their relationship to the brink.
Directed by Sharon Park
Inspired by the grand tales of Don Quixote, a brother and sister set off in search of adventure to escape their own reality, but ultimately find that the greatest act of heroism is the imagination they lend to each other.
Directed by Tess Paras
When Perry, a newly-divorced and disenchanted gig worker, is tasked to help an eccentric elderly woman with a cheeky art project, she becomes an unwitting accomplice to an even more taboo plan.
Directed by Scott Sayasithsena
With the clock ticking before guests arrive, Ray works on getting the courage to share something important with Leah.
Directed by Jarreau Carrillo
A Black man attempts to take a vacation.
Directed by Jun Shimizu
In the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles, a young woman must protect her ailing father from a sinister entity.