The No Spin Zone
Filmmakers in attendance.
Spinning a tale. Spinning a scandal. Spinning out of control. No matter how you spin it, go watch these films. – Kirby Peñafiel
Co-presented by Community Partners: Tuesday Night Cafe, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and This Filipino American Life
In This Program
Matthew Hashiguchi / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues / 11 minsWith no guarantees of opportunity, undocumented immigrants strive to obtain a college degree in Georgia, where they are barred from enrolling in its top colleges.
Odin B. Fernandez / Shorts Competition / Australia, Philippines / 2016 / Arthouse, Drama, Family, Fantasy, International, Mystery, Student, Thriller / 11 minsA father searches for his young daughter who was believed to be taken by the mythical duwende.
Hanxiong Bo / Shorts Competition / China, USA / 2017 / Arthouse, Drama, Experimental, International, Romance, Student / 10 minsThrough a fixed camera, the course of a romantic relationship plays out over a series of haircuts.
Radheya Jegatheva / Shorts Competition / Australia / 2017 / Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Social Issues, Student / 8 minsA film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.
Joseph Mangat / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Experimental, Human Rights / 10 minsA brutal glimpse at the ongoing drug war in the Philippines.
Neil M. Paik / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Action, Drama, Human Rights, Social Issues, Thriller / 22 minsA highly publicized protest altercation is played out from three differing points of view.
Desha Dauchan / Shorts Competition / USA / 2017 / Drama, Horror, Spiritual, Thriller, Women / 12 minsGrappling with grief, Elaine is haunted by the ghost of her mother. In therapy, she tries to gain clarity on the nature of the hauntings.
Mary Evangelista / Shorts Competition / Philippines, USA / 2017 / Drama, Family, Human Rights, International, LGBTQIA+, Pacific Islander, Social Issues, Women / 12 minsAna, a young housemaid in Manila, finds herself caught between young siblings whose lust for her jeopardizes her position in their household.