The story moves from one character to another and arrives back to the first character, a peeping tom who sells recorded videos of people. It tries to reflect contemporary issues involving digital media and personal privacy.
Front of the House
United States / Animation / 6 mins
Director/Writer: Sum Yi Ma
Storyboard Artist: Danica Dickison
Lead FX Artist: Yuxin Zhou
Cast: Ceci Haha, Katie Chan
When a young girl of a generationally owned fishball noodle stall gets a chance to change her life, she must first confront her strict grandmother.
A story dedicated to family, food and all the love that gets lost in amidst the hustle and bustle.
United States / Comedy / 15 mins
Director/Writer: Yingli Cheng
Writer: Michelle Calderon
Producer: Tianying Jiang
Cast: Yi Liu, Roberts Tyler
A warmhearted comedy about culture clashes and family. Lily, a 28-year old Chinese woman turned American through years of studying and living abroad and marrying an American. Her world is thrown upside down when her very traditional Chinese mother, whom Lily hasn't seen since leaving for America, shows up at her doorstep out of the blue.
China / Drama / 27 mins
Director/Writer: Wenqi You
Producer: Chuyan Fang
Cast: Zhan Wang, Alice Ko
During the outbreak of SARS in 2003, doctor Li Shan finds out that the government tries to hide the serious situation by announcing SARS being regular pneumonia. After getting suspended from confronting his supervisor, Li Shan sneaks into the hospital and steals the blood sample from a patient to test the virus, and finally reveals the truth to the public.
China / Drama / 25 mins
Director/Writer: Mengchen Niu
Producer: Chungwei Huang
Cast: Feiyang Li, Zeyu Li
Besieged follows the lives of Yang and Victor, Chinese half-brothers who have been in competition with each other their entire lives. Yang, an aspiring actor, auditions for a prestigious film role, only to realize that his younger brother Victor, a violin prodigy, is auditioning for the same role as well. In a vicious effort to win the role, Yang stealthily sabotages his brother throughout the audition process.
Into the Belly of Beijing
China / Experimental / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Ricky Reid
Cinematography: Nick Jewell
Cinematography: Husain Amer, Julien Rei
We follow Victor, an American expat living in Beijing, as he navigates through the underground city scene delivering packages for an online tech company. When Victor is asked to open one of the packages, he's put into a tailspin of warped memories and weird science.
United States / Drama / 6 mins
Director/Writer: Huanxi Li
Producer: Agustin Mares
Cast: Joanne Shen, Harmonie He
A coming of age story about the natural process of life and the sacrifices a mother makes for the better of her daughter.