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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

MADE IN NYC SHORTS

Short Films / 99 mins

MADE IN NYC SHORTS

Village East Cinema
July 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Description

While New York City may be well-known for its fashion, Wall Street, and fast-paced lifestyle, it is also home to one of the best independent film scenes. In this program, we present to you some of the best Asian-American independent shorts made at home, right here in the Big Apple.

A collection of shorts including THE FLIP, PIPE DREAM, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, and SPLIT END

Post Screening Panelists:

Chung Lam, Director, THE FLIP

Steve Maing, Director, THE SURRENDER

Yudho Aditya, Director, PIPE DREAM

Eric Tabach, Actor, PIPE DREAM

João Inada, Director, ALMOST TIBETAN

Tanya Dua, Director, ALMOST TIBETAN

Tenzin Thokmey, Subject of Film, ALMOST TIBETAN

Ming Zeng, Director, LAO WONG

Eddie Shieh, Director, SPLIT END

In This Program


  1. 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.

  2. SPLIT END

    Eddie Shieh / Short Films / USA / 2014 / 6 mins
    Originally created for the Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout under the theme of "The Color of My Hair,” Sachie is young, single and bored with her social life until she caters a party for a beautiful couple and meets the charismatic husband who is also looking for something new.

  3. THE SURRENDER

    Stephen T. Maing / Short Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Political History / 23 mins
    A brilliant intelligence analyst is unfairly prosecuted under the Espionage Act and must prepare to go to prison.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. PIPE DREAM

    Yudho Aditya / Short Films / USA, Indonesia / 2015 / Comedy / 18 mins
    Peter Epstein-Takahashi is popular with a certain female classmate, but he's concerned about his, er, endowment. Who else to turn to for advice but his two gay dads? They may not be quite prepared to handle the situation Peter presents.

Dates & Times

MADE IN NYC SHORTS

Village East Cinema
July 26, 2015 12:30 pm