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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Shorts Programs

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.

  1. TOP 8

    Shorts Programs / 80 mins
    Birthed 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.
    TOP 8

    The Great Company
    May 1, 2017 8:00 pm

  2. Wildest Imagination

    Shorts Programs / 84 mins
    From 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

    In This Program: White Tunnel, Chella Drive, The Trees Of Eden, Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw), Insect Bite, Lola Loleng, Monkey, Cells’ Amusement Park, Remember, swiPed

    Wildest Imagination

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 7:00 pm

  3. Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    Shorts Programs / 89 mins
    One 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

    In This Program: Seppuku, The Robe, Cowboy And Indian, She Jang, Santa Claus

    Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    CGV Cinemas 2
    May 1, 2017 9:30 pm

  4. WTF: Watch These Films

    Shorts Programs / 111 mins
    These 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

    In This Program: Pria, Divine XY, One Eightieth of Zhang Tianyi, Coin Boy, F**ked Up, Sleeping with the Devil

    WTF: Watch These Films

    Downtown Independent
    May 3, 2017 9:30 pm