I Got You, Fam
Filmmakers in attendance!
We’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving.
— Kirby Peñafiel
In This Program
Yudho Aditya / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2017 / 11 minsJustin, a parachute kid who is dropped off to live and attend school in the United States while his wealthy parents remain in Asia, must deal with the fact that his older sister is leaving to start a new life in the east coast without him.
Paul Lee / USA / 2016 / 7 minsA short film following different people as they roam around the city minutes before the turn of the century.
Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip / USA / 2016 / 24 minsFLOAT is a short film set in Seattle in the mid-1990s, following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Cambodian-American hustler, Rocky Mang.
Rivelle Mallari / Philippines, USA / 2016 / 10 minsLITTLE LIGHTS envisions to tell a story through combining the intricacies of hand-painted watercolor, digital animation, and full-orchestra music to breathe life into the story of Charlie the Firefly. The film examines the concepts of weakness, unity and hope, as its characters are confronted with challenges that stem from the individualistic pursuit of personal agendas. However, as the film’s end shows, everything that the characters have gone through eventually works together for a greater purpose.
Marie Jamora / Philippines, USA / 2016 / 15 minsIn this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.
Nilo Batle / USA / 2016 / 9 minsArtist Gil Batle was raised in San Francisco and spent 20 years of his life in five different California prisons where his artistic abilities protected him from violence. He now finds sanctuary and solace on an island in the Philippines, where he uses his talents to carve haunting images onto ostrich eggs.
Cullan Bruce / USA / 2017 / 15 minsA woman ridiculed by her family longs to escape. Striking a deal with her brother to clear his illegal debt, she delves deeper into darkness.