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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

FINDING LOVE SHORTS PROGRAM

FINDING LOVE SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 8:45 pm

Description

Love comes in all shapes and forms, yet sometimes it is the hardest thing to find. It is an ineffable phenomenon, having existed since the beginning. AAIFF16 invites you to embark on multiple journeys, zeroing in on those who seek love, find love, or desperately want to understand it. These films are equally heartwarming as they are chilling, proving that love is a heady potion and sometimes, its demons cannot be controlled.

Post Screening Panel: 

Julia Chang, Director, 3 MINUTES

Glory Ngim, Actor, THAT LOVING FEELING

In This Program


  1. 3 MINUTES

    Julia Chang / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Comedy, Romance / 6 mins
    At a local speed-dating event, Ron meets Jessie. Over the course of their three-minute encounter, the pair begins to get to know one another, eventually offering up all-too-honest assessments of each other. With levity, this short film comments on the current state of love and how it’s sustaining itself in the 21st century.

  2. CRONOS

    Chieh Yang / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama, Thriller / 11 mins
    On a sunny beach, a vacationing man must resist the dangerous hallucination that continues to taunt him: that his girlfriend and his son are having an affair behind his back. The ultimate paranoia tale, tension between the characters quickly escalates when he’s forced to confront his worst nightmare.

  3. MANDALA

    Guan Xi / Shorts / China, USA / 2015 / Adventure, Drama, Mystery / 23 mins
    A story about loss, death, healing, and rebirth, this short follows a talented artist grieving the suicide of her lover. While roaming the streets of New York City, she encounters a Tibetan monk who mysteriously requests her artistic services.

  4. METAMORPHOSIS

    Elaine Xia / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama, Horror / 15 mins
    When a 1990s woman accidentally kills her cheating, alcoholic, and abusive husband in self-defense, she finds a unique way to dispose of the evidence. With themes of karma and retribution, this short warns of what happens when weakness is mixed with suffering. Hint: It’s not a pretty picture.

  5. THAT DAY

    Xiaolu Hu / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama / 20 mins
    A girl tries to end an unhealthy relationship.

  6. THAT LOVING FEELING

    Li Lin Wee / Shorts / Singapore / 2014 / Drama, Romance / 11 mins
    Similar to Singapore’s historical declaration of independence from Malaysia, Ena attempts to burst out of her mother’s overprotective arms to take control of her own life once and for all. To do this, she attends her first social, despite hearing the critical voice of her mother in her head.

Dates & Times

FINDING LOVE SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 8:45 pm