Together: Family Shorts
- Short Film Programs
- 50 mins
The world can be a big and scary place, especially for those who feel lost or alone. A few kind words, a hug, or a helping hand can do a lot to help a person get through the day. Through animation and live action, scenarios both real and fanciful, this collection of short films reminds us of the importance of community and inspires us to support one another.
Program curated by David Tanh
Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.
In this program
Directed by Wanci Hua
Aki, a beginner chef, must make a delicious meal for the emperor’s banquet. When things don’t go as planned, he turns to his friends for support.
Directed by Insun Park, Jin Pei Lua
Nari is a Korean-American girl who wants to enjoy her lunch just like her friends, but her noodles are far from being American. Her noodles take the form of a dragon and seek her attention. Afraid of judgment from her peers, she tries her best to contain the noodle dragon.
A Morning with Aroha
Directed by Nicholas Riini
Aroha wants to share her creativity with her neighbors. Her imaginations come to life for everyone to enjoy.
Directed by Jenielle Ramos Salarda
Vina, Queen in the Santacruzan festival, struggles to get ready after hearing negative comments about her appearance. Supportive sister Joy encourages Vina to embrace herself as she is by discussing the historical context and origin of these harmful comments before leading the festivities.
Directed by Aiken Chau
A fly wreaks havoc on a family’s dinner at a restaurant.
Directed by Sharon S. Park
When an Asian American film student goes on a trip with her emotionally-distant immigrant father to visit her mother’s gravesite, she makes a shocking discovery about her father’s abandoned past.
A Fleeting Moment
Directed by Allyanna Demafeliz
The journey of two raindrops, and how they come to terms with what it means to be alive.
Directed by Sung Eun Park
A woman is paid with a surprise visit when she ends up in the afterlife.