SUNDAY 
JULY 24, 3:15PM 
PROGRAM 16

SHORTLIST
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Be Careful What You Wish For
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Liza Asner

Producer: Liza Asner, Zander Edelman, Ryan Katzenbach

Cast: Edward Asner, June Squibb, Kate Asner-Luckerman, Michael Luckerman, Nick Granado

A Family Thanksgiving Filled With Tsetse Flies, Food Allergies, Second Hand Stores and Language Barriers.

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The Brother Mike Tapes
USA / Animation / 12 minutes

Director: Rodd Perry, Brother Mike Cohen

Michael Cohen secretly recorded his parents growing up, then animated their conversations decades later.

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Til It Blooms
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Wendy Xu

Producer: Wendy Xu, Po Wei Su, Victoria Moser

Cast: Tom Choi, Chen Chen Julian

In the face of uncontrollable sorrow, an emotionally-constipated father desperately suppresses a "grief flower" sprouting from his face before his big speech at his own father's funeral.

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The Code of Family
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Kayla Sun

Producer: Kay Niuyue Zhang, Daniel Sheahan

After the death of her husband, an Asian grandma decides to learn computer science to fulfill his last wish, but almost jeopardizes the relationship with the rest of the family as she tries to keep it a secret.

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Bellyful
USA / Drama / 20 minutes

Director/Writer: Alison Yardley

Producer: Fiona Tagliente, Gina York, Alison Yardley

Cast: Kaya McLean, Lauren Juda Rosa, Tricia Paoluccio

It’s 2001 in small-town Michigan where 10 year old best friends, Frances and Mickey, live on the same street and worship the same pop star: Aaron Carter

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Each Lovely Thing
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Paloma Nozicka

Producer: Lucas A. Ferrara, Vance Smith

Cast: Paloma Nozicka, Cher Alvarez

In the midst of setting up for a mysterious party, a woman tries to stop her flighty younger sister from making a devastating choice.