Growing Up: Family Shorts
- Short Film Programs
- 43 mins
From childhood through our adult lives we make new friends and families members. They can be small, smelly, and furry – or they can look exactly like us. As we grow, we face our fears and – most importantly – share laughs. After all, all we have is each other. The following films present these shared experiences.
Program curated by David Tanh.
Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.
In this program
Directed by Yeng Madayag
A lost cat named Beef who has a T-bone steak marking on his back and an affection for his owner tries to find his way back home.
Directed by Linjie Huang
An odd young woman who voodoos to prep her upcoming meteor shower shoot struggles to fight with her thief dog for her camera key.
Directed by Kirsten Magbanua
What’s a party without dessert? A young boy races to fetch dessert for the party before his older sister, leading to a race for their mother’s approval.
Directed by Jennifer Nie
A day in the life of two girls living in the San Gabriel Valley.
Directed by Justine King
A love letter to a girl in a painting.
Directed by Joe Tuliao
A Filipino mother, Marites, and her son, Carlos, venture into a new world as immigrants, but after hearing their Lolo has gone gravely ill in the Philippines, they must decide where to call home.
Directed by Wanci Hua
Nonoko the cat and Haro the rabbit dance to share a bittersweet goodbye on their graduation day.
Directed by Luke Tianxiang Liu
A middle-aged man has trouble balancing his work and taking care of his father.