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Young People, Old People, & Nothing in Between

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran

7-year-old Juice has one mission this year: to help Grandma Lovely retain as many memories as possible in order to halt the onset of her early dementia.

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran

Director’s Bio: Parida Tanti is a Thai-American writer-director who works between Los Angeles and Bangkok. Her film “Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between” won Best Live-Action Short Film at the Academy-Award qualifying deadCenter Film Festival, Best Performance at the Canadian Screen Award qualifying Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, and Best Student Short at the Porto Femme International Film Festival. The film is nominated for the YUGO BAFTA Student Awards, the Heart-On Award at Busan International Children & Youth Film Festival, and is an official selection of the Academy-Award qualifying Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival, and the Nickel Independent Film Festival, among others. Parida’s first film,“Red Ladies or Help My Mom is a Republican!” won Best Political Comedy at The Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, was nominated for Best of Awards 2021 NewFilmmakersLA, Best Short at the San Diego Asian-American Film Festival, and was one in five shorts to be highlighted at the Academy-Award qualifying Los Angeles Pacific Asian Film Festival.

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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!