SHORTS: MAKING IT
- 96 mins
A love letter and behind-the-curtain peek at the lives of artists, the making of art, and the unmaking of the very shapes we create it in.
In this program
Asian Cinema Club
Directed by Hannah Marianetti, James Yu
Ingeniously tongue-in-cheek and subversive, two friends make a documentary about a t-shirt business called Asian Cinema Club: a lifestyle, a community, a dialogue.
Directed by Ziyao Liu
An international filmmaking student struggles to make a video for her mother’s wedding. Grief, stress, and loneliness deconstruct the fabric of her blessing.
Directed by Janelle Feng
A Peking Opera troupe arrives in Vancouver and gets ready to take the stage.
My Mother’s Daughter
Directed by Flo Singer
Two estranged half-sisters—one born and raised in China, the other in the U.S.—meet for the very first time.
Directed by Rishi Chandna
For the people of one suburb in Mumbai, to have your face plastered on a public banner is a unique form of social currency. On the occasion of a religious celebration, a group of men band together to advertise themselves and the party they’re throwing—to absurd comedic effects.
All I Ever Wanted
Directed by Erin Lau
Rom-com obsessed Christine discovers her Prince Charming is not what she imagined him to be, in this queer love story that rescues a genre-in-distress from its outdated ideals.
The Acceptance Speech
Directed by Kexin Yao
Through a richly rhythmic stream of consciousness, an artist contemplates the narrative arc of an acceptance speech, while the narrative structure of the film sprawls kaleidoscopically.
The Voice Actress
Directed by Anna J. Takayama
Kingyo, a voice actress in Tokyo, bestows delightful and unearthly voices to cartoon characters. The world of voice acting is changing, though, leaving veterans like Kingyo in the past.