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SUNDAY JULY 21, 3:15 PM 
PROGRAM 23

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Paper Flowers
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Todd Lien

Producer: Xueru Tang

Cast: Sylvia Ye, Justin Zheng, Hezuo Xiao

Starting to self-harm, Chloe, a jaded lonely young Chinese American girl, resents her absent workaholic mother who always leaves her to her Butler. One day, she learns a valuable lesson from a wheel-chaired boy at a flower shop, Ethan, who lives with his grandmother and runs a loving flower shop for all disabled kids in the neighborhood.

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Virtual Living
USA / Sci-fi Drama / 14 minutes

Director: Brenda Zuniga

Writer: Heather Long, Alicia Marotto

Producer: Alicia Marotto, Heather Long, Brenda Zuniga

Cast: William Stanford Davis

Kira, a VR programming genius, builds a world for her grandmother, suffering with Alzheimer’s, to live out her days. The only catch is, once she enters this virtual world, she can never come out.

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Malatang
USA / Drama / 8 minutes

Director/Writer: Linda Wei

Producer: Peiyuan Xi

Cast: Claire Chen, Christine Liao

Wendy, a young girl whittling the hours away at her mother's restaurant, wrestles with simmering frustration and loneliness. Fueled by ennui and a covert rebellious streak, she pens a devastating diary entry that her mother accidentally discovers.

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Elmer
USA / Drama / 7 minutes

Director/Writer: Stephen Anderson

Producer: Richard Turke

Cast: Sean Bolger

A mannequin in an amusement park ride tells us the truth about who he really is - the mummified corpse of Elmer McCurdy, a bank robber from the old west.

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Little Chicken
USA / Drama / 21 minutes

Director/Writer: Christina Shen, Eugene Ko

Producer: Penelope Wong, Eva Hwang, Yukimi Tateno

Cast: Edric Young, Lucia Wu

At his brother’s ex-fiancé’s wedding, a disillusioned Korean-American videographer forms an unexpected bond with a spunky Chinese grandmother, who teaches him how to cherish the present and swear in Chinese.

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Moment of Tooth
USA / Comedy / 6 minutes

Director/Writer: Whitney Avalon

Producer: Whitney Avalon, Vicki Syal

Cast: Noah Bean, Whitney Avalon

A tooth fairy retrieves a tooth and it absolutely does not get weird at all. "Moment of Tooth" is a dark comedy short film starring Noah Bean and Whitney Avalon.

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The Carnal Soul
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Alexandra Essoe

Producer: Alexandra Essoe, Alexis Iaconno

Cast: Bob Gunton, Danno Hanks

Mort prepares for the most important day of his life.

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Saturn's Return
USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Halley Lamberson, Sabina Alcocer-Ortiz

Producer: Zadig Perrot, Jonathan Ealey

Cast: Mariana Arôxa, Maxwell Almono, Zein Khleif

When Elena runs into her high school prom date Austin 10 years later, old emotions resurface.

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