Often led by personal vision, as opposed to achieving financial success, short films tend to be a distilled experience of emotional storytelling, savvy editing and heart. It is often the form where filmmakers dare to dream, and where audiences find new emerging talent. It is our honor to continue carving out space for these filmmaking dreams. Amongst our Narrative shorts, some themes featured are: a stubborn father who refuses to move unless a broken down van comes with him; a peek at the life of Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to come to the United States; and a Samoan American who is torn between playing football and pursuing his hidden passion for acting. Amongst our Documentary shorts, some themes featured include: amplifying the protest movement in China; two indigenous brothers from the Solomon Islands navigating a small conservative town in rural Georgia; and an intimate profile on Mia Yamamoto, her connection to LA’s neighborhoods and her work to bring visibility to the LGBTQ community.