SHORTS: TRACING CONTACT
- Short Films
- 98 mins
Long shorts that simmer low and slow—whether between family, friends, or places long departed, they sketch the inheritances, distortions, and reverberations that draw loved ones together and drift them apart.
In this program
Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
In the Philippines, funeral halls ring with the howls of professional mourners. Under her mother’s tutelage, Mona trains to join these grieving women, but despite her efforts, her eyes stay dry.
Directed by Cole Bacani
Though family bonds are woven strong, Gabe deliberates the heartbreaking decision to break the ties that bind and chase his dreams.
to live here
Directed by Melanie Dang Ho
Between Vietnam and New Orleans, in the wake of diaspora and disaster, one asks: where is here, and where is elsewhere? Is the past haunting the present, or the present flooding into the past?
Day is Done
Directed by Zhang Dalei
Shortly before moving to Russia, a young filmmaking student visits his grandfather with his parents, in a short that tracks the smallest of details that make up the substance of people, their relationships to each other, and the inhabitance of the everyday.