- Short Films
- 86 mins
Who says looks aren’t everything?! Delivering eerie monochrome surrealisms, live-action anime aesthetics, and Nickelodeon-esque neons, these high-style short films work from the outside in, at once seducing audiences and subverting expectations.
In this program
Directed by Siyou Tan
Behind a cloud of pastel colored vape smoke, three teen girls in Singapore plot against their overly strict teacher. Revenge is sweet.
Learning Tagalog With Kayla
Directed by Kayla Abuda Galang
Beginning with conversational phrases and common expressions, Kayla lets the world know that although she’s stuck at home, she is “okay lang.”
Sunrise in My Mind
Directed by Danech San
A languid love story between a delivery boy and a hair salon worker. What cannot be said between them is told with looks, body language, and sensual shampoo treatments.
The Trees Ahead
Directed by Yuta Yamaguchi
Through movement, poetry, and sound, film becomes a walking meditation. Take a breath.
Directed by Lam Li Shuen, Mark Chua
In stark black and white, a creature, part-man, part-machine, drifts through his day. With nowhere to go and little to do, some havoc will surely ensue.
Directed by Tulapop Saenjaroen
An anarchic, explosive celebration of the metaphysical characteristics of slime. And by extension, all things #oddlypleasurable.
Directed by Kenichiro Tanaka
In the near future, fashionable freedom fighters battle the deadly and repressive forces of SOMA. You’ll swear you saw this before on an unlabeled VHS, and nobody will believe you.