Our Shorts Programs – some of which showcase our prestigious Shorts Competition nominees – range over a wide scope of stories and expressions. From stories of distinctly local flavors to tales from faraway worlds, our selection of shorts offer a variety of urban, rural, and alternative perspectives.
Shorts Programs / 80 minsBirthed from the #WeOwnThe8th movement, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, TOP 8 is a program of short films showcasing works from API filmmaking talent nationwide. The program line-up will be announced on April 8, 2017 at #WeOwnThe8th.
Shorts Programs / 84 minsFrom a humble combination of line, movement, and sound, we find some of the most spectacular films. These animated works soar into the heavens; discovering new ways to tell universal stories. — Eseel Borlasa
Shorts Programs / 89 minsOne character seeks escape from an unsavory destiny. Another character cluelessly walks into a hopeless situation. Yet others experience profound breakdowns in communication. This quintet of new works seeks an understanding of the social situation, though we know that in some cases, “agreement” is impossible. — Abraham Ferrer
Shorts Programs / 111 minsThese films all differ in themes, but they are here because they make you want to say “WTF” after watching. Not because they are bad, but because you may be shocked, angry or too emotional after viewing. — Ariel Du