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First Period

Directed by Julianna Romero

After a catholic middle schooler gets bullied about her period, her friend consoles her about accepting menstruation as a normal part of their lives. THROUGH SONG!

Directed by Julianna Romero

Director’s Bio: Julianna Romero is an Asian American filmmaker, cartoonist and writer from New York City. She studied Character Animation & graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. Previously, she has worked as a story artist intern at Illumination Entertainment, and a production intern on Animaniacs at Warner Brothers Animation while in school. She is currently creative directing the opening for the Walt Disney Family Museum 2024 Film Festival as their residential artist.

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Revisiting Landscapes: Children’s Perspectives

Children observe and listen to those around them. But their understanding of a situation doesn’t always align with that of adults. In these shorts, filmmakers tap into the unique emotional and psychological perspectives of young people to tell their stories. What does it feel like to be bullied by your classmates? to struggle against the forces of unforgiving climates? How can a person hold onto a sense of self against the pressures of culture and tradition? Glimpse the world anew through this shorts program!