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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

Short Films

From Experimental to Sci-Fi, we showcase a diverse set of shorts that will inspire and entertain.


  1. ALMOST TIBETAN

    João Inada / Short Films / USA / 2014 / Biography
    Tenzin is a 16 year old Tibetan-American living in New York who's parents worry about his inevitable westernization. His parents make him go to a Tibetan weekend school in Queens to stay in close contact with their ancestral culture.
    Plays In:
    MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 12:30 pm


  2. THE EXPERIENCE OF CINEMA: ART HOUSE SHORTS

    Short Films / 100 mins
    A collection of shorts including THE SEAT, SIX DREAMS ABOUT A CITY, ENFILADE, ON AN INFINITE LOOP, DONKEY RIDING, KARMA

    In This Program: DONKEY RIDING, KARMA, ON AN INFINITE LOOP, THE SWAN OF TUONELA, ENFILADE, SIX DREAMS ABOUT A CITY, THE SEAT

    THE EXPERIENCE OF CINEMA: ART HOUSE SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 4:00 pm


  3. COMING HOME

    Steven Liang / Short Films / Taiwan / 2015 / Drama / 13 mins
    Jie Cheng, a well-behaved local Taiwanese high schooler, and Eric, a rebellious international student from the US, take a road trip down the most dangerous highway in Taiwan. Their trip is cut short when Eric reveals that he must return home after graduation, forcing Jie Cheng to confront his darkest demons.
    Plays In:
    LGBTQ SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 5:30 pm


  4. DONKEY RIDING

    Simon Liu / Short Films / Hong Kong, USA / 2015 / Experimental / 8 mins
    In Donkey Riding, director Simon Liu gathered hand-processed and rephotographed 16mm from his trip back home to Hong Kong. Journeying back to the house he grew up in, Liu pieces together scrapbook audio recordings revealing some of his early attempts at speaking, broken sentences interrupted by toy sirens, images of Tokyo streets and Los Angeles highways. He also captures fleeting memories on trains and out of car windows while sharing moments with intimate images of people who are happy to see him. Liu explores these deeply familiar faces and spaces by indulging in curiosities about the potential of 16mm film.
    Plays In:
    THE EXPERIENCE OF CINEMA: ART HOUSE SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 4:00 pm


  5. ENFILADE

    David Coyle / Short Films / Australia / 2014 / Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller / 10 mins
    A man awakens in a white room with two doors. Each door loops into the other. The only objects within the room are a red ball and a revolver containing a single bullet. How do you escape a loop?
    Plays In:
    THE EXPERIENCE OF CINEMA: ART HOUSE SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 4:00 pm


  6. THE FLIP

    Chung Lam / Short Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 22 mins
    It's what happens when a young Chinese-American boy tries to master a cooking technique in an attempt to earn his mother's attention.
    Plays In:
    MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 12:30 pm


  7. KARMA

    Majun Chen, Sixing Su / Short Films / China / 2014 / Comedy, Drama / 18 mins
    Hou and his pregnant wife opened a garage besides a mountain road. Cunning Hou spreads nails to puncture tires to attract business. Almost every car driving down this road got punctured tires and had to be repaired at his garage. On this day, one business-minded monk like Hou was going to the village to release the soul of a dead from suffering and make some profits. While driving down this road, the tires of his car was punctured too. A cunning garage manager and a business minded monk began their battle of words on the price for tire repairing. Several rounds later, the monk which was once be sure of success was defeated on the final round, and he had no choice but to pay Hou a sum of money and leave frustrated.
    Plays In:
    THE EXPERIENCE OF CINEMA: ART HOUSE SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 4:00 pm


  8. LAO WONG

    Ming Zeng / Short Films / China, USA / 2014 / Drama / 15 mins
    An ordinary nail salon owner in New York, who once was a famous Peking Opera singer in China, must overcome numerous problems on his upcoming opera show to get back on stage and recall his past glorious days.
    Plays In:
    MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 12:30 pm


  9. LGBTQ SHORTS

    Short Films / 93 mins
    A collection of shorts including RATTLEFLY, PAPER WRAP FIRE, TALKING TO MY MOTHER, PANMANHIKAN, and COMING HOME

    In This Program: COMING HOME, PAMANHIKAN, TALKING TO MY MOTHER, PAPER WRAP FIRE, RATTLEFLY

    LGBTQ SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 5:30 pm


  10. MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Short Films / 99 mins
    A collection of shorts including THE FLIP, SPLIT END, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, and PIPE DREAM

    In This Program: THE FLIP, SPLIT END, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, PIPE DREAM

    MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 12:30 pm