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  1. SHORTS FOR SHORTIES!

    Asia Pop! / 45 mins
    Kid-friendly short films about family, friendship, acceptance, and resilience.

    In This Program: THE ADVENTURE OF THE AFTERNOON, IRON HANDS, EAT, PRAY, BIRD, RICEBALLS, MOSQUITO: THE BITE OF PASSAGE, TO & KYO

    SHORTS FOR SHORTIES!

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 11:00AM


  2. SHORTS: INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES COMPETITION

    Discoveries
    Rooted in luminous landscapes or the trenchant imaginations of their artists, these offbeat and off-road short films are some of the most visionary from Asia this year. They compete for the inaugural SDAFF International Discoveries Award.

    In This Program: AFTERNOON CLOUDS, IT’S EASIER TO RAISE CATTLE, LATE SUMMER, ONLINE SHOPPING, PLEASE COME AGAIN, ANIMAL

    SHORTS: INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES COMPETITION

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 5:45PM


  3. SHORTS: WHERE THE LIGHT DON’T SHINE

    Asian American Panorama / 98 mins
    From drug-filled dirty diapers, to the undying love of a game show contestant, and even a heinous traveling board game, these rowdy comedies are sure to leave you needing a drink – or at least a boba.

    In This Program: 127 MINUTES, BAO, THE AUTOGRAPH, PLAZA BLVD, THE LAST STRAW, ALMOST ASIAN: WHITE NOISE, THE GAME: THE DOC, LAUNDRY

    SHORTS: WHERE THE LIGHT DON’T SHINE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Monday, Nov 13, 2017 4:00PM Buy Tickets


  4. SHORTS: BEST OF ASIAN ANIMATION

    Asian American Panorama / 85 mins
    Memories of childhood and visions of the timeless come to life through diverse animation styles in this series of shorts from Japan, Taiwan, India, and the United States.

    In This Program: ELECTRIC CHARM, TRAVELLING THROUGH BRUSH AND INK, SCENT OF GERANIUM, WHAT A PEACEFUL DAY, TOUGH, THIS MIGHT NOT MAKE SENSE NOW, BUT DON’T WORRY, IT WILL., OPAL WALTZ, I FEEL NAKED, RRRRRAAAAAMMMMM, PANDA, SEMBLANCE, THE ART OF APING, NEGATIVE SPACE, MAGNITUDE RITUALS, ELSEWHERE, WHITE TUNNEL, CRUSHED IN SPACE, TINY LISA

    SHORTS: BEST OF ASIAN ANIMATION

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 5:50PM


  5. SHORTS: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

    Asian American Panorama / 106 mins
    Whether empowering, expressive, long-lost, or ghostly, some voices demand to be heard.

    In This Program: ON THE ORIGIN OF FEAR, DISTANCE, FLIP THE RECORD, JAZZ ABROAD, SINGLE MOTHER ONLY DAUGHTER, MY EYES ADORE YOU, SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL, VIBRATION

    SHORTS: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 4:00PM Buy Tickets


  6. SHORTS: DISINHERIT ME

    Asian American Panorama / 98 mins
    Stories of family and their unexpected and unwanted legacies, told with derision, laughter, anxiety, and love.

    In This Program: FLOATING LIGHT, LUNCH TIME, PRIA, HOW TO CRACK HARD-BOILED EGGS, FIRST TO GO: STORY OF THE KATAOKA FAMILY, LOST DOGS

    SHORTS: DISINHERIT ME

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:00PM Buy Tickets


  7. SHORTS: LOVE ME TINDER

    Asian American Panorama / 95 mins
    Modern romancing meets modern heartbreak in these youthful shorts about hook-ups, hang-ups, and the hard-to-get.

    In This Program: EMPATHY (A DIGITAL LOVE LETTER), FINE., MWAH, THE FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT, SANTA CLAUS, FLOAT, F**KED UP

    SHORTS: LOVE ME TINDER

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 1:30PM


  8. SHORTS: NEW MUTANTS

    Asian American Panorama / 93 mins
    Transformations of the third kind populate this collection of shorts about the camouflage we wear and the psychic intrusions of play.

    In This Program: A GRAIN OF WHITE RICE IN THE ENDLESS YELLOW SUN, THE CUTTING SHADOW, TOURING, SHUAI, MADNESS, GIRL AT THE DOOR, IMAN AND THE LIGHT WARRIORS

    SHORTS: NEW MUTANTS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Friday, Nov 10, 2017 4:00PM Buy Tickets


  9. SHORTS: QUEER AS US. NOT SAD!

    Asian American Panorama / 93 mins
    From a sacred journey to bold loves, we celebrate unique LGBT stories of self-discovery, quiet desires, and family drama.

    In This Program: CAKE, FAULT, GODDESS, LADY EVA, LIKE ANIMALS, CHROMOSOME SWEETHEART, TEAR OF THE PEONY, LOVE THE SINNER

    SHORTS: QUEER AS US. NOT SAD!

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6:20PM


  10. CLASSICS OF CHINESE ANIMATION

    Special Presentations / 59 mins
    To contextualize this year’s shattering new film HAVE A NICE DAY, we present two earlier examples of Chinese 2D animation: PIGSY EATS WATERMELON (1958) and THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE GRASSLAND (1965). Both family-friendly shorts are presented in new digital restorations and are preceded by a short lecture by Chinese animation historian Sean Macdonald.

    In This Program: PIGSY EATS WATERMELON, THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE GRASSLAND

    CLASSICS OF CHINESE ANIMATION

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 4:00PM