SHORTS: Astral Projections
- Shorts Programs
- 102 mins
Experimental films that hover between hauntings and the impalpable, transporting viewers to a realm of portals, avatars, collapsed time, and shifting borders.
Screening to be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
In this program
Directed by Anthony Thambynayagam, Audrey Weber
Deep within a lush and muted forest, a man puts himself to rest.
Directed by Hadi Rezayati Charan
A young boy tries to honor Azheh’s wish to be buried in her birth town, except the borders keep changing. An open-ended story about shifting histories and the afterlives of displacement.
Directed by Yasaman Baghban
With a deeply felt connection to the historical archive, this poetic personal essay reflects on what it means to gain life at the same time as Iran’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988.
Directed by Rachel Makana'aloha O Kauikeolani Nakawatase
Super 8, bunny portals, propulsive drums – who is calling whom?
Directed by Chris Zhongtian Yuan
Orchestrated by a jazz score, two exiled souls converse intimately in the forest of liminality.
Directed by Isaac Kau
Post-grad scenes of joy and alienation bleed into a language of fleeting moments between things.
Directed by Alijah Jacob Castillo Buada
On a bench overlooking the San Diego shore, cherished memories of ice cream and breakfast complicate reality for a girl and a troubled local.
Directed by Chisato Hughes
In 1885, Chinese people were forced out of Humboldt County with the only known exception being Charlie Moon. This hybrid documentary explores ghosts of the past and imagines alternative histories.
Directed by Leon Cheo
A twisted Psycho’esque film of a man who dresses as his deceased sister to get approval from his grieving mother. Inspired by a true story.