Have You Eaten?
Directed by Lina Li
Documentary | 6 mins | Canada | Mandarin Chinese with English Subtitles | East Coast Premiere
Filmmaker Lina Li and her mother engage in an intimate conversation about immigration to Canada, misunderstandings, barriers to communicating, love and the taste of home.
Director's Bio - Lina Li:
Lina Li is a 23 year old storyteller who cares deeply for authentic human connections and the exploration of vulnerability through heart-to-heart dialogues. As a young POC filmmaker, she hopes create films that shatters cultural stereotypes and contribute to the force to normalize Asian representation in mainstream western media.
Red Junior and the Wolf
Directed by Winnie Wu
Animated | 4 min | USA | English
In a fairytale world, Red Riding Hood’s granddaughter is best friends with Wolfie, a young wolf. Granny Red doesn’t like wolves because of her past experience, but Wolfie is nothing like the infamous Big Bad Wolf.
Director's Bio - Winnie Wu:
Winnie Wu received a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts in 2021. Her favorite things include birds, Christmas music, and winning at Jenga. Her biggest dream is to animate a children's book someday.
An Essential Delivery
Directed by Shane P. Lao
Drama | 15 mins | USA | English/Mandarin Chinese | East Coast Premiere
When a down on her luck young woman is laid off due to COVID-19, she takes a food delivery job to pay rent, exposing her to the challenges and unexpected blessings of life.
Advisory: Age 13+. Violence, language, and racism.
Director's Bio - Shane P. Lao:
Upon graduating film school at Boston University in 2017, Shane felt like he has yet fully grasped what it means to tell an emotionally connected story. This is something he learned as he traveled the world. He recently moved to NYC, and founded an Asian American creative community to bring Asian American stories and films to life.
Directed by Jamie Lam
Comedy | 8 min | Canada | English/Chinese
After a date with her boyfriend makes Olivia question whether or not her immigrant parents have ever shown each other any affection, she goes on a quest to make them do so—despite their utter lack of cooperation.
Director's Bio - Jamie Lam:
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Jamie is an emerging director, writer, and filmmaker. Currently, Jamie is developing a calling card short for a narrative feature about a young Asian woman training to be a death
Anything For You
Directed by Matt Ferrucci
Comedy | 12 min | USA | English
It wouldn’t be cheating, it would be experimenting.
Richard desperately wants to have an affair and needs his best friend George to help him. What starts out as a lunch date between friends soon escalates to a test of their friendship.
Advisory: Age 13+. Strong language.
Director's Bio - Matt Ferrucci:
Matt is a Filipino-American writer/director based in Los Angeles. He won Best Director and Best TV Comedy for Companion at the 2017 ITVFest, Catalyst Content Festival. Companion was nominated for Best Comedy Short Film of the Year at the 2018 Best of New Filmmakers LA Awards and an official selection of the acclaimed television festival SeriesFest.
Directed by Allan Zhang Tran
Drama | 9 min | USA | English
An estranged couple recollects—or do they relive?—their traumatic final moments together.
Advisory: Age 13+ . Film contains strong language and suggestive trauma.
Director's Bio - Allan Zhang Tran:
Allan Zhang Tran is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and producer. His personal work tends to be representative of his hometown San Gabriel Valley, with an eye for Asian American characters and narratives.
A Cure for All Things
Directed by Katherine Chou
Drama | 7 min | USA | English/Chinese
Jiawei finds a mysterious vial amongst her late mother's things, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants.
Director's Bio - Katherine Chou:
Katherine Chou is a Taiwanese-American writer and director whose work primarily explores deeper themes of identity and personhood through a magical realist lens. Her latest sci-fi drama, A Cure for All Things, was produced through VC Media’s Armed With a Camera Fellowship and named a finalist of the Telling Our Stories Contest presented by STARZ, The Wrap, and Women in Film.
Directed by Gerard Elmore
Drama | 20 min | USA | English/Chinese
Only the ghosts from Scotty’s past can make him confront his terror, and push through toward redemption and self-forgiveness.
Advisory: Age 13+ recommended. Film contains strong language.
Director's Bio - Gerard Elmore:
Gerard is an Emmy® award winning writer/editor/producer/director who has a range of experience varying from television production, film and TV commercials winning multiple local Peles (ADDYs) & a national Gold ADDY award.