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San Diego Asian Film Festival 2013


Asian American Panorama / 85 mins


Digiplex Mission Valley
November 10, 2013 2:20 pm


Digiplex Mission Valley
November 13, 2013 6:45 pm


How do you coax life out of thin air? Find out in this program dedicated entirely to the magical art of animation.

Some mature content. Cast and crew scheduled to attend.

Co-presented by: The Art Institute of California – San Diego, Platt College

In This Program

  1. Brain Divided

    Joon Soo Song, Joon Shik Song, Josiah Haworth / USA / 2013 / 5 mins
    Guy meets girl, guy offends girl, and girl leaves. But will he have the last laugh?

  2. Sumo Roll

    Jay Kim / USA / 2013 / 4 mins
    A sushi chef does his best to satisfy an unappreciative customer.

  3. Duckhammer and Beavkid Get Buckets

    Dave Quion / USA / 2013 / 6 mins
    Two slacker friends go to the park and try to win some furniture by beating a gecko and a rhino at basketball.

  4. Rescue

    Po Chou Chi / Taiwan, USA / 2013 / 6 mins
    Three bumbling scientists try their best to rescue a dying planet at all costs.

  5. Cycloid

    Tomoki Kurogi / Japan / 2013 / 3 mins
    A hypnotic trip backwards through a life of impermanence.

  6. Katachi

    Katarzyna Kijek, Przemyslaw Adamski / Poland / 2013 / 5 mins
    “Katachi” means “shape” in Japanese. This one is made of approximately 2000 silhouettes extracted from PVC plates using a computer­-controlled cutter.

  7. Loud Boy

    Amy Lee / USA / 2013 / 4 mins
    Memories are triggered as a young woman shares her experience of adolescence.

  8. Within Within

    Sharon Liu / United Kingdom / 2011 / 3 mins
    An exploration of the complicated relationship between Hong Kong and China.

  9. Still I Breathe

    Sang Ho Lee, Zack Lydon / USA / 2012 / 3 mins
    An inventor plans out every minute detail of his life, even down to his own death.

  10. The Bridge Chronicles

    Hefang Wei / Canada, France, Switzerland / 2010 / 4 mins
    A volunteer watches over a bridge on the Yangtze River where several suicides have taken place.

  11. The Present

    Joe Hsieh / Taiwan / 2013 / 15 mins
    A random meeting between a married man and a precocious girl quickly turns into fatal attraction.

  12. Chicken or the Egg

    Elaine Wu / USA / 2013 / 3 mins
    An egg­-loving pig falls in love with a chicken and must decide what comes first, Chicken or the Egg?

  13. Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian AniJam

    Jeff Chiba Stearns / Canada / 2013 / 8 mins
    For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most celebrated independent animators come together to create one collaborative animated film.

  14. Requiem for Romance

    Jonathan Ng / Canada / 2012 / 8 mins
    A modern­-day couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call, ancient-Chinese style.

  15. A Knock on My Door

    David Chai / USA / 2012 / 10 mins
    Escaping a life of sadness and adversity, a young Korean boy moves to America and learns that even though life is full of hard knocks, the time does come when it’s safe to answer the door.

Dates & Times


Digiplex Mission Valley
November 10, 2013 2:20 pm


Digiplex Mission Valley
November 13, 2013 6:45 pm