SHORTS: ❤️ Beats
- Short Films
- 91 mins
A cinematic ode to all that moves us—the rhythms, rituals, dances, and songs that heal, supercharge, and subvert the system.
In this program
Directed by Alisi Telengut
In this stunning stop-motion animation, paint, moss, and glitter become milk, water, fire— spiritual offerings as images, which accompany the voice of the filmmaker’s grandmother sharing the sacred beliefs of nomadic Mongolic peoples.
Directed by ʻĀina Paikai
The legacy of Hawaiian musician and land defender George Jarrett Helm lives on in contemporary Indigenous movements and activism. A reminder of the power of his songs and work to stop the US bombing of the Hawaiian island Kaho’olawe.
Directed by Asail Echols
A badass Vietnamese American woman finds strength and healing through the power of Jiu Jitsu.
Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
From a cold and grey NYC, choreographer and dancer Caili Quan pays tribute to Guam, the island home she left years ago.
Directed by Joo young (Judy) Kim
A filmmaker and dancer’s collaborative meditation on patience. In a minute, a moment, eternity—the crashing of the waves, the flicker of film, sand on the seafloor.
Directed by Kana Hatakeyama
With the deliciously offbeat humor of a laggy music video stream, here comes a woman’s fitness journey in an era of optimization.
Directed by Jess X. Snow
A love letter to queer Asian youth who may be struggling to navigate their own family dynamics while attempting to find their community.