[SHORTS] Ones to Watch: Filmmakers Under 21

A collection of short films by talented filmmakers under 21.

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  • Three Wishes
    Caroline Xia
    2 mins

    A mother and her 11-year-old daughter wait for a bus. To pass the time, they play a game: If you could wish for anything in the world, what would you wish for?

  • Frat House
    Nancy Nguyen
    15 mins

    The sleepy city of Garden Grove, California was once home to over 15 gay bars. Frat House is the last.

  • Lucky Girl
    Sidi Wang
    11 mins

    On the anniversary of her adoption, 9-year-old Esther confronts the duality of her identity when she learns that the food at the Chinese buffet might not be "real” Chinese food.

  • The Quiet
    Radheya Jegatheva
    10 mins

    Silence is the most beautiful thing that exists in the universe.

  • Oniden
    Aimee Uehara
    2 mins

    An uptight health inspector bites off more than he can chew when he inspects a noodle restaurant run by demons.

  • The Other Side
    Josh Leong
    17 mins

    Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being adopted.

  • Noodles & Incense
    Rey Tang
    20 mins

    Chinese American cook Amy Chang wants to move to LA with her girlfriend Megan. However, she's held back by unfinished business with her late grandma.

  • Three Fish
    Milky Tran
    4 mins

    After announcing her pregnancy to her volatile partner, a Vietnamese woman completes a grocery store trip by herself.

  • Daughters
    Roxy Morris
    8 mins

    Adopted immigrants open up about their experiences trying to find identity whilst redefining the typical American family.