Short Film Showcase 3 – Animation and Experimental Shorts + Q&A
FILM #1: Sister + Q&A
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?
Director: Siqi Song
Length: 8 mins
FILM #2: The Last Man on Earth Sat Alone in a Room + Q&A
“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …”
Director: Junyi Xiao
Length: 2.5 mins
FILM #3: Mom’s Clothes
A nonfiction reflection on being out of the closet. As a queer person of color, it’s taken me a long time to be as comfortable as I am navigating through forms of intimacy, gender, and self-worth. It doesn’t always get better, but you’re beautiful however you decide to present, including the choice of garments you decide to wear.
Director: Jordan Wong
Length: 5.5 mins
FILM #4: Splash
By the poolside an armless man bites at the arm of a woman, ready to throw himself into the pool. The splash of water breaks the tranquility of the pool like a bomb.
Director: Jie Shen
Length: 9 mins
FILM #5: The Remedy + Q&A
A Chinese herbal doctor tries to heal herself from sickness by making a soup of memory. The doctor repeatedly returns to their own childhood memories, searching out the details in each, and preparing them as a prescription. When finally all the details and fragments are chained together they make a thick bowl of soup that helps her to find one final memory…
Director: Zilai Feng
Length: 7 mins
FILM #6: UUFO
UUFO consists of 6 chapters. Each describes a memory.
Dealing with conflicting interpretations of China from the 1960s onwards, UUFO contrasts past generations’ stories with present contemplations.
UUFO stands for Universal Unidentified Flying Object.
Director: Zhuoyun (Yun) Chen
Length: 20 mins
FILM #7: Stray Cat Ah Q
Not every chance encounter will unfold a tender and long-lasting friendship; not every stray cat has a name.
Director: Mulan Fu
Length: 6 mins