Short Film (2012)
Outsider at Home follows filmmaker Danny Lee’s search for the reason behind the continued stereotypical representation of Asian Americans in mainstream media.
Nick is a Korean-American gay man in LA. On attending ‘dol’, the first birthday ceremony of his baby nephew, Nick finds himself yearning for a life just beyond reach.
AAIFF is proud to co-present with the Asian American Film Lab the 72 Hour Shootout screening and awards ceremony. Contestants are given 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit a 5-minute short film on a surprise theme. The top ten films of this year’s competition will be revealed. Screening & Awards: July 28, 2012, 3:00pm Chelsea Clearview Cinemas
There’s an apple, how are you going to eat it?
Every weekend in Shanghai’s Peoples’ Park, parents hang posters to match-make their unwed children. Love however has a funny way of changing even the best-laid plans.
Two white-collar clerks sets up a private radio program in Shanghai, an Otaku lady lives in isolation. Their random fates are linked by the radio.
Fourth-graders Ronald and Diego are best friends and comrades in a roleplaying war-game until Lieutenant Diego betrays General Ronald, blurring the line between friendship and fantasy.
Swayed by the prospect of attention from both her image-obsessive mother and a cute boy, Lenny, a Filipino-American girl, concedes to using a skin-lightening cream at the price of her identity.
In Al-Zubayr, Iraq, a bloodthirsty American soldier must come to terms with his own humanity when he is forced to face off against an enemy who stands to lose all that he has already lost.
In her oppressively small Korean-American community, 17-year-old Grace’s affair with the father of her classmate Stella cuts too close to home.