Programmers’ Short Film Picks
The heart of our festival, where we make the bold discoveries and invite up-and-coming directors, is the short film selection. But with so many titles to navigate, how do you choose which to see? Our festival programmers give a roadmap to their personal favorites.
FLOAT: A well-executed coming-of-age short where the attention to detail of Seattle in the 90s is on point.
FLIP THE RECORD: A very cool depiction of a young Filipina teen who wants to make her mark as a legit DJ in 80s Daly City.
A GRAIN OF WHITE RICE IN THE ENDLESS YELLOW SUN: Amazing reenactments of classic American cinema with Asians in the leading the roles.
SANTA CLAUS: Wonderful portrayal of how a low-key dinner between strangers takes a positive turn.
SINGLE MOTHER, ONLY DAUGHTER: Beautiful short doc allowing us to listen in on an intimate conversation between mother and daughter.
SANTA CLAUS: A dinner with a stranger brings anxiety and awkwardness, but also honesty and desperately-needed connection.
SINGLE MOTHER, ONLY DAUGHTER
SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL
FLIP THE RECORD: Fun, nostalgia-heavy look into how hip hop culture influenced one Filipina American in the Bay Area.