SELF | PORTRAITS SHORTS

In this thought-provoking and forceful program, these characters are exploring their complex histories and envisioning their futures. SELF | PORTRAITS is a study on the power of identity and how we become who we are.

Co-Presenters: APIENCA Radical GuideSuper Fest

 

In this program


IN THE SHADOWS OF THE PINE

Directed by Anne Koizumi

In this stunning animated short documentary, filmmaker Anne Koizumi taps into her memories of her childhood and her Japanese immigrant father.

ONCE UPON A SCREEN: EXPLOSIVE PARADOX

Directed by Kevin B. Lee

A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre in Daly City.

SYNCHRONIZED

Directed by Corinne Manabat Cueva

SYNCHRONIZED is an experimental documentary short that embraces 5 women of color as they collectively reflect about their experiences living and thriving in Oakland.

THE BOAT NO. 5

Directed by Reyhane Kavosh

Filmmaker Reyhane Kavosh’s THE BOAT NO. 5 is a young Iranian girl relishes the wondrous sights spent boating out on the lake with her parents, but grows disheartened when they move to the city.

WHEELCHAIR WENDY

Directed by Shaina Ghuraya

An eager-to-please doll in a wheelchair is placed in the perfect world of the narcissistic Barbara, and must find a way to fit in or be thrown in the trash.

DANNY, DANNY

Directed by Huan Cheng

It is in the silent spaces of our lives that we often wrestle with ourselves. Follow the solitary journey of one woman as she navigates between isolation and intimacy in her daily struggle to find herself.

CHÁ SĪ / CHASM

Directed by Waeli Wang

An experimental screendance in collaboration with performers  Katie Huang and Samantha Lin exploring duality, transcontinental passage, and fragmented…

CHIMERA

Directed by Eileen Yoon

In Filmmaker Eileen Yoon’s stunning film, CHIMERA, present day moments in New York lead Ayeon to reflect on her childhood in Seoul as she redefines her idea of home.