WTF: Watch These Films
Filmmakers in attendance!
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
Community Partner: 626 Night Market
In This Program
Yudho Aditya / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / Indonesia, USA / 2017 / 21 minsA teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the West.
Ruelo Zendo / Philippines / 2016 / 14 minsGender troubles and bureaucratic intricacies plague a hopeful overseas worker. How far will Divine go to leave her country?
Shuhan Fan / China, USA / 2016 / 19 minsWhen Zhang Tianyi graduates from the most prestigious law school in China in 2014, he is one of 8 million young Chinese who are competing for new jobs. To stand out, Zhang Tianyi makes an outrageous career choice. He opens a small restaurant in Beijing to sell spicy rice noodles in the style of his hometown in Hunan. But, as he states, the rice noodles are just a medium to deliver his philosophy of individual empowerment.
Chuan-Yang Li / Shorts Competition / Taiwan / 2016 / 24 minsA true story based on the director's own experience when he was in elementary school. Growing up, we all face authorities as unique individuals in many ways to learn what we should and should not do. The enforcement of regulations protects the social orders, but takes away the uniqueness of each individual. This is a story about confronting one’s self when facing authority.
Kevin Lau / 17 minsA know-it-all Asian American teen tries to prove herself by losing her virginity on the first day of college.
Alisa Yang / USA / 2016 / 24 minsBased on a recorded Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.