Winner announced for 2013 Short Waves!
Color Theory (Official Short Waves Winner)
Congratulations to our 2013 Short Waves Competition winner, Minhae Shim & Daniel Roth, for their short "Color Theory." The winner was chosen by public voting. Each person is only allowed to vote once to keep this a fair competition. Thanks to the Short Waves panel of judge Chris Hastings (Exec Producer & Editorial Manager, WGBH/The World Channel), Julie Mallozzi (Julie Mallozzi Productions), and Tak Toyoshima (Creator, Secret Asian Man).
COLOR THEORY is an experimental short film that weaves together concepts of memory, visuality, and racial identity through the lens of one couple’s relationship. The film emerges from a 33-day cross-country road trip through the United States, and subsequent aftermath of reconstructing the experience. The film combines travel footage and stills, archival footage, and performed scenes. COLOR THEORY is a “stream of consciousness film” that explores the relationships that people have with one another, with their country, and with their own psychological processes.
About Finalists Submissions
Color Theory » Minhae Shim & Daniel Roth **WINNER**
COLOR THEORY is a “stream of consciousness film” that explores the relationships that people have with one another, with their country, and with their own psychological processes. It weaves together concepts of memory, visuality, and racial identity through the lens of one couple’s relationship emerging from a 33-day cross-country road trip.
Finding the Fierce Gaysian Within » Hung An Nguyen
My digital story will take you on a fierce journey down the runway of my life. I will talk about what "Fierce" really means to me. I will include my experiences going up as a young gaysian and my role model who has helped me transform from a wallflower to finding the fierce gaysian inside.
Raising Emma » Jeffrey Lin
Raising Emma examines the life of Emma, an adopted Asian American college student. Her story leads us from her experiences in an orphanage in China to growing up with her American family in Chicago.
The Knots of my shoes » Mary Ouk
My story is going to be focus on my cerebral palsy disability, and, at the same time, being an Asian American. As a child, I faced discrimination, prejudgment, and racism. I went through a suicidal phase; wanting to give up because of the consequences I faced being disabled. I'll share my story from the unique knots of my shoes.
About Other Short Waves Submissions
Asian Women for Health (Chien-Chi Huang) Asian Women for Health is a peer-led, community-based non-profit organization that dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellness through education, advocacy and support.
ASN Documentary (Andy Tsang) A documentary about my life and what I have done for the Asian American community so far.
Kage's Story (Kevin Eam) This video showcases what I do for a living as well as some topics I feel strongly about in the Asian community as well as life and it's key to happiness.
Letter To Dad (David Thai) A video that represents my way of dealing with the stress and burden of the relationship with my father.
My Promise (Allyson Yee) My story is about my dad's experience growing up in Chinatown and his involvement with the community. After his hearing loss it was not only hard for him, but it was also hard for me. Growing up not being able to communicate with my dad very well was one of the biggest struggles I've had to go through.
Outside and Invisible (SingYiing Chung) This is a story about two international students. One felt like an outsider, and the other felt as if she was invisible. They both went through a hard time adjusting to their new environments, but they found themselves again.
Pest In the Kitchen (Michael Sun) I suspected that a rat had messed up the kitchen and eaten the cake. To solve the problem, I set up a big mouse trap in the kitchen. Surprise! It’s a squirrel instead of a rat. Life lesson—things may not be what they seem.
So...Are You Chinese? (Yvonne Ng) Cynthia Yee is an alumnus and was a teacher at the Josiah Quincy School. During the Boston Busing Crisis, children from different communities were forced to learn outside of their own in the name of desegregation. This story shares an experience of how students bused to Chinatown were able to understand their new community.
Unlocking Memories (Thary Lim) The suffering of Cambodian’s through the war and Khmer Rouge era continue today and is still experienced in the next generation born in the US. As I walk through my childhood home I recall the memories that that have both scared and shaped who I am today. As I journey into the past, I am also healing at the same time.
Where Are You From? (Susan Chinsen) Where are you from? It's a question many Asian Americans hate being asked, but I always get a kick out of answering.
White Washed (Aaron Wong) A film about the expectations of being Asian, juxtaposed with the realities of being American, making the study of the film "Asian American".
2012 Short waves WINNER:
FREE Short Waves Video Workshop
FOR ALL AGES. OPEN TO PUBLIC.
Geared towards novice filmmakers, the one-day workshop provides hands-on instruction on the production of a short film/video, storyboarding, casting, and basic editing.
Workshop participants will have FREE access to computers for editing. Through this workshop participants are given resources on how to create a short, for the intention of submission to the “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community” Open Call this April. Participants are encouraged to do some preparatory work in advance of the workshop, and are encouraged (not required) to bring photos and recorded footage to the workshop.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.