Truth and Realness: Queer Shorts12:00 AM | 95 mins
Keep Me At Bay18 mins
After finding her father’s old coat in a storage box, Snow remembers the day he came home from military service and the childhood trauma that led her to emotional distance from others.
SACH looks at the Bay Area drag scene and appreciates its intersectionality and flavor.
Things We Carry17 mins
A closeted Korean woman returns home to a small fishing village for her father's funeral and uncovers a secret that reconnects her with her grandmother, a traditional deep sea diver.
A juxtaposition of life before 1975 and life during the fall of Sai Gon – a matter of life or death, the Vietnamese people took a leap of faith to escape their homeland, in search of finding a better life for themselves and their children.
A Trip with Mom28 mins
While struggling to take care of his 80-year-old disabled mother, middle-aged Xia Changming loses his job and must answer to multiple external pressures.
Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy3 mins
An award-winning experimental autoethnographical documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and transphobia.
A Filipino fisherman, desperate for some quick cash, turns to dumping bodies into the sea for the current Philippine "Drug War."
We Need to Talk About The Ring30 mins
Though same-sex marriage is now legal in her hometown in Taiwan, Xin risks both her family and lover as she is forced to own up to her true feelings.
Were You Gay In High School?13 mins
Two queer women recall their awkward, closeted high school days of kissing boys and straight girl crushes.
Stay Awake, Be Ready14 mins
On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stalls.
ASMR Boyfriend6 mins
Jessica can't sleep. The internet can help.
A Japanese Canadian elder recalls her experiences growing up in Vancouver and shares her love of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Idols Never Die17 mins
When Korean pop idol “N.D.” tragically dies, a dysfunctional group of high school fan girls discover a hidden message in his music.
Flying Wagon15 mins
The Quiet10 mins
Silence is the most beautiful thing that exists in the universe
There are some things Hazel’s rideshare driver needs to know… And there are some things he does not.
Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha16 mins
The fading dialect becomes the key to rebuild relationships.
Adopted immigrants open up about their experiences with international adoption and finding identity whilst redefining the typical American family.
In Loving Memory15 mins
An apathetic young woman attends her dad's wake, 20 years after he abandoned her family.
A Glimpse (Ek Jhalak)18 mins
Can a man fall for a woman he has never met? And what if she is not who he imagined her to be?
Three Fish4 mins
After announcing her pregnancy to her volatile partner, a Vietnamese woman completes a grocery store trip by herself.
Aye Ko22 mins
Stranded on a Southeast Asian country road with a headstrong goat as her sole companion, 12-year-old Aye Ko must find her way home in time for her sister's wedding.
Single mom Miyabi relies on her child idol daughter Kasumi as her only source of income and ticket to future stability. When Kasumi is replaced in the group by a more popular girl, Miyabi takes drastic measures to get her back in the lineup
One summer day, Takuya is invited by his girlfriend to go to an izakaya during lunchtime.
Fly In Power10 mins
Three Wishes2 mins
A mother and her 11-year-old daughter wait at a bus stop for a seemingly never coming bus. To pass the time they play a game: if they could wish for anything in the world, what would they wish for? The wishes play out in fantastical ways.
Between the Notes15 mins
Four students on the cusp of adulthood, hailing from different corners of the world, congregate at the first ever Taipei Music Academy & Festival, where they are pushed to reckon with their insecurities preparing for a risky career in music
Frat House15 mins
The sleepy city of Garden Grove, California was once home to over 15 gay bars. Frat House is the last.
How She Moves40 mins
HOW SHE MOVES is a documentary short about the spirited Indu Mitha, a 90-year-old dance teacher in Pakistan, as she prepares for her final dance recital.
Lucky Girl11 mins
An Object of Merit23 mins
What makes an ordinary bowl beautiful? Korean-Canadian ceramic artist Minjae Lee explores the influences on his functional wares, searching for purpose in his art.
The Other Side17 mins
Noodles & Incense20 mins
Standing Above the Clouds15 mins
STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain, Mauna Kea, from the building of the world’s largest telescope.
Love, Isabelle5 mins
My First Sessions8 mins
The SoHo Memory Project14 mins
Yai Nin13 mins
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family, who hustled for her fortune by founding a naem (pork sausage) factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Farming Slowly8 mins
A passionate farmer builds a lifestyle and community around the philosophy of taking time to grow organic foods.
ALIENATION SOGAI12 mins
Second Parent16 mins
A non-biological lesbian mother struggles when her daughter shows signs of favoring her wife who's the birth mom. Her fears deepen when her brother, who's also their sperm donor, comes to visit from Asia.
Sorejya Taka11 mins
Keep Warm12 mins
Coby and Stephen Are in Love30 mins
Super Sonic15 mins
The Undocmented15 mins
After being fired from a job, a desperate undocumented immigrant takes up a new gig that seems straightforward but leads to an unforeseen consequence.
Portrait of a beloved Filipino karaoke-restaurant in National City, California, that has since closed its doors.
Cupcake Dad14 mins
Realizing how much he has neglected his 6-year-old son, a smug Korean-American businessman races to deliver cupcakes in time for his son’s class birthday party.
Way Back Home32 mins
WAY BACK HOME tells the story of a group of Chinatown stowaways. Yu comes to New York to make money for her sick son; however, in the frustrations of life and work, she finds that there is no way back.
Rhea, a young Indian girl living in the U.S., is struggling to make a decision that impacts her life and dreams when a chance encounter with an immigrant grocery store manager leads to an unexpected bond between the two.
Black Ghost Son11 mins
Eddie is Chinese and his son, Troy, is Black. Together they navigate the spaces between ethnicity and identity and confront their own prejudices.
Tired of his turbulent family life, Adam seeks out an alternative arrangement in hopes of finding his place.
The Pregnant Ground24 mins
Mom Figh12 mins
Dancing On My Own14 mins
DANCING ON MY OWN is a hybrid documentary/narrative love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T.
Bitter Melons25 mins
Shades of Jade13 mins
Shadow of the Moon17 mins
Kneeling Sheep15 mins
Becoming Eddie16 mins
A Korean American boy in the 1980s struggles to fit in with his classmates, so he makes the only logical wish - to become America’s most famous foulmouthed comedian.
Jasmine Lane21 mins
In the early 1960's, Loan, a young Vietnamese woman, & Pierre, her Eurasian husband, are relocated to a village in Auvergne, under a resettlement program for French nationals from Indochina.
On his way to meet his father, a young man recounts his family's troubled history.
Why Don’t You Eat More?4 mins
A quiet, up-close reflection on masculinity and the meaning of the word "skinny."
1056 Metres17 mins
Ling needs a kidney. She leaves Malaysia and crosses the 1056 metres long causeway at the border to Singapore to see her younger brother who now lives there to seek this desperate favour. Will her last hope eventually save her?
The Untitled Portrait of Red32 mins
A young Chinese student meets a free-spirited girl obsessed with the surrealist Rene Magritte and promptly falls in love her challenging the conservative values of his family and father.
72 Hour Shootout: Top Ten Selection60 mins
The 72 Hour Film Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmakers have 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. The projects in the Top Ten Selection are based on the theme “Going Viral” and the mystery prop “Toilet Paper.”