SHORTS: REEL VOICES
- Short Films
- 105 mins
Reel Voices empowers high school students to become socially-conscious storytellers—tackling topics like fandom, beauty standards, belonging, and diversity, in stories that are both personal and deeply relevant to the broader San Diego community.
In this program
Directed by James Mah
A Darth Vader cosplayer shares his thoughts on volunteerism, fandom, and community through his work with the San Diego Star Wars Society.
Directed by Maurice-John Cardoza
Three young entrepreneurs—a barber, jewelry designer, and clothes thrifter—talk about what it means to be a small business owner.
Directed by Katherine Kwon
An exploration of South Korean beauty standards, which are much harsher than what appears to the eye.
Directed by Jenifar Mansoor
Youth from different backgrounds come together to discuss and celebrate cultural diversity in their neighborhood of El Cajon.
Directed by Hayne Lim
A passionate student athlete details the story of how he fell in love with tennis, and the lessons he’s learned both on and off the court.
Directed by Mia Gonzalez
A look at the effects of misogyny through the stories of two young girls: a skater and tarot card reader.
Directed by Pita Birkbeck
Follow City Heights activists on Revolution Day, as they take back July 4th and independence for themselves and local businesses.
Directed by Mikayla Kim
Asian American youth discuss how their upbringing influenced their relationship to mental health, while exploring growing up in an immigrant household.
Directed by Natalie Kimm
Three perspectives on Chick-fil-A’s opposition to the LGBTQ+ community and how this stance reflects their lives as consumers and workers, revealing the complexity within this issue and a broader conversation about performative activism and allyship.