- Shorts Programs
- 78 mins
From reluctant new relationships to old friendships put to the test, this block of short films highlights the importance of finding connection and community to help get us through, move us past, or just sit in it. Some friends make you, some friends break you. The ride or dies have seen you at your worst, and they continue to still see you (like really see you), every fragment of you. They’ll know to take a pic of your good side, and still celebrate your messy, authentic, unfiltered self. Without these connections, we would definitely lose our way.
GOOD FOR: besties with or without tessies (BART is cool, too), old friends, new friends, people looking to leave the zoom call and make an irl connection.
In this program
Directed by Banban Cheng
Gossip inflames a community when an outgoing and talkative hairdresser discovers a damaging secret about a customer.
Directed by Sean Wang
A filmmaker turns a loving lense on his two grandmothers and their special bond as they dance, stretch, and fart their sorrows away.
Directed by Tess Paras
A divorced gigworker gets a new lease on life when she is sent to assist an free-spirited elder who lives life by her own rules.
Directed by Sophia Shi
Under the stress of applying to college, an Asian American high schooler begins to see himself—and his Black best friend—in a whole new light.
Directed by Gabriel Gabriel Garble
A young boy lends his prosethetic arm with attached go-pro to a greiving friend in this experimental, animated short.
Directed by Kayla Abuda Galang
You’re invited to a a boisterous Filipino family party in this slice of life short.