Filmmakers in attendance!
The only thing that matters, is just following your heart, and eventually you’ll finally make it right. These films involve individuals breaking the rules, defying expectations, and trying to find their place in a world they believe they don’t belong to. Young hearts, be free tonight. — Kirby Peñafiel
In This Program
Dean Yamada / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 15 minsAfter his parents' divorce, a teenager meets an enigmatic kid with a love for destruction and together they set off to release their anger.
Alex Myung / USA / 2016 / 22 minsWritten, directed, and animated by Alex Myung, this 2D-animated film tells the journey of how one young boy's personal discovery affects the long-distance relationship he keeps with his mother. ARRIVAL explores his struggle to face the truth of his life and love, and reveal it to the person he cares about most.
Patrick Green, Steve Tirona / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 6 minsA colorful day in the secret life of a budding graffiti artist.
Imran J. Khan / Pakistan, Singapore, USA / 2016 / 13 minsA lonely Pakistani boy finds the camera device from a crashed U.S. military drone, and is finally able to get the attention he craves when he discovers it is still able to transmit to the American drone operator on the other side.
Yanqiu Fei / Programmers' Picks / China / 2016 / 18 minsWhen a rookie drug mule encounters an abandoned baby girl, they become an unlikely team as they embark on a train journey through China.
Bernard Badion / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 20 mins17-year-old Janey’s best friend, Tim, begins to appear in her bedroom at night after dying in a car crash; and their awkward undeclared feelings begin to surface.