FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
The FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH shorts program celebrates works by media makers of Asian descent under the age of 21. Those in this category are in competition for the One to Watch Award.
Post Screening Panelists:
Chelsie Penello, Director
Corbett Blair, Music
Hana Watanabe, Director
Tickets to Screening:
Pay as you wish.
In This Program
Yua Nakada / SHORT FILMS / Japan / 16 minsThe main character Tomohiro was troubled with his course in life. He is in the third grade at junior high school. He delivered to a Geisha house to help his families business. At that time, he saw the severe world of Maiko. He is gradually attracted to becoming a Maiko.
Chelsie Pennello / SHORT FILMS / USA / 9 mins"A young Chinese woman experiences the joy, lust, and heartbreak of a relationship through the practice of her culture's long-held tradition: the art of drinking tea." Told from the point of view of a mixed-race, second-generation Asian American woman, this film is an examination of the contradicting and confusing nature of biracial identity and the influence of tradition, culture, and a strong immigrant mother on a daughter's experience with love.
Kabeer Khurana / SHORT FILMSA trippy, satirical stop-motion short film depicting the fraudulent religious cults and practices in India.
Cal Thacher / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy / 6 minsA young girl arranges an elaborate picnic for her 92-year-old great-grandmother but, for one reason or another, things do not go as planned.
Jonathan Rome / USAA heartbroken man seeks happiness through a balloon.
Hana Watanabe / SHORT FILMS / Japan / 4 minsThe girl was thinking about herself earnestly.
Hagar Abdulbari / SHORT FILMS / Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates / Documentary / 10 minsThe short documentary tackles the theme "Homesickness" through homemade videos and audios taken and received by an Egyptian girl who was forced to be separated from her family.