SHORT WAVES: STORIES SHAPING OUR COMMUNITY
The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Short Film Competition has begun! Short Waves hopes to bring light to stories about the Asian American experience through locally made, community-driven short films.
We will be screening the submissions from Short Waves Open Call, followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers. Locally made, short films about the Asian American experience and community. Seating is limited—reserve your seat now and be the first to find out which finalist will make it into the festival this fall!
Please join us in celebration of
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Thursday, May 31st, 6:30pm
Pao Arts Center
99 Albany St, Boston, MA 02111
(T: Orange Line - Tufts Medical Center)
ABOUT SHORT WAVES
Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community is BAAFF's screening of short videos in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The screening featured shorts collected from the Open Call. The top four submissions were selected by a panel of distinguished judges at the event. The winner was determined by public vote of the four finalists. The winner of the Short Waves Competition received automatic acceptance into the upcoming Boston Asian American Film Festival.
Asian Pacific Americans have long been making waves in all aspects of American life, but their stories have often been lost in general U.S. discourse. “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community,” hopes to bring light to these stories through locally made, community driven short films about the Asian American experience and community.
Submission must be:
Up to 5-minute video to share your story about your Asian American life or community based on a personal experience.*
Deadline: Monday, May 7th, 11:59pm
Short Waves winner benefits include:
- Sharing your story with the community
- Automatic acceptance into the upcoming BAAFF
- Network with other featured filmmakers & participate in Q&As
- 2017 VIP Festival Pass
Some sample topics may include:
- What Asian American issue are you most passionate about?
- Tell us about someone who has helped shaped your identity as an Asian American. (role model)
- What is a pressing issue that affects your Asian American community and how that affects you?
- How do you personally define your Asian American identity?
- How do you celebrate your Asian American identity? (family gatherings and rituals, etc.)
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*We reserve the right to refuse any submissions that we believe may be prohibited or inappropriate.
2017 Short Waves Winner:
Law and Order: White Fragility Unit » Directed by Nicole Tay
With racism at an all time high in the US, members of an elite squad known as the White Fragility Special Victims Unit set out to help people of color in the fight against social injustice.
2016 Short Waves Winner:
"Unspoken" Directed by Amanda Huang »
2015 Short Waves Winner:
"Closeness" Directed by Thuan Hien »
2014 Short Waves Winner:
"Who I really am..." Directed by Jose Soto »
2013 Short Waves Winner:
"Color Theory" Directed by Minhae Shim »
2012 Short Waves Winner:
"My 2009 Experience" Directed by Henry Ho »
2011 Short Waves Winner:
"Wear I Fit" Directed by Pratna Kem »