If a tree falls in a forest, but no one Instagrams it, does it matter? Social media has changed our world and the characters in this visionary program are feeling the effects. Whether they’re searching for their online community or struggling with overwhelming FOMO, this collection of films tackles modern technology head on.

Expected attendees: Youthana Yuos (Director, BUFFALO NICKEL), Javian Aston Le (Director, CONTOURS), Searit Huluf (Director, GAMERS), Mike Wierzenski (Director, REACH), Mina Park (Director, REACH), Barna Szasz (Director, SHARE), Ellie Wen (Director, SHARE), and Tina Takemoto (Director, SWORDED LOVE).

Co-presented by: Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), Zombie Popcorn

In this program


Directed by Youthana Yuos

A bored and lonely Indian American woman unwittingly calls upon the powers of a Social Media Influencer who offers her a chance to change.


Directed by Javian Ashton Le

Existing between her parents’ unfamiliar heritage and the norms of Western society, a teenage girl’s refuge in a hotel suite following cosmetic eyelid surgery explores the amorphous nature of first-generation Asian American identity.


Directed by Mike Wierzenski, Mina Park

When a young woman struggling with body image issues posts a photo of herself online, we follow the spectrum of reactions that occur in every corner of the internet.


Directed by Sharon Choi

SELF PORTRAIT is an experimental short of a woman’s journey into her inner well.


Directed by Barna Szász, Ellie Wen

An 18-year-old Instagram influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.


Directed by Tina Takemoto

Fleeting cinematic impressions of star-crossed swordsmen are captured in the oblique wanderings of emulsion lifted from a stray reel of a 35mm kung fu action film.


Directed by Searit Huluf

An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt.

Dates & Times
AMC Kabuki 8

Sun, May 12
9:00 pm