Documentary | 12 minutes | USA | West Coast Premiere | Directed by Julie Mallozzi
After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge.
Narrative | 20 minutes | USA | Directed by Anike Tourse
Three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants must navigate the system to fight impending deportation. America; I Too stars Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and features the music of Grammy winners Quetzal. Closed captioning available in Spanish, Korean, simple Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and Brazilian-Portuguese.
Narrative | 15 minutes | USA | Directed by Tiffanie Hsu
Twelve-year-old Adeline Tang struggles to navigate Sin City and keep her mother’s gambling under control, all for the promise of a perfect family Christmas, once her father arrives.
Narrative | 9 minutes | USA | Pacific Northwest Premiere | Directed by Roger An
Rodrigo, a charismatic talking goldfish, has had enough of his hapless owner Conner. Tired of performing tricks for snacks, our scaly hero sets his sights on Bianca, a beautiful marine biologist. Alpha Fish is a comedic short film merging live action with CG animation to bring a photo-realistic talking 3D goldfish to life.
Narrative | 3 minutes | USA | Directed by Ellison Shieh, Martin Tran
Big sis is used to winning, but this time little bro is determined to take her throne. Bringing their old grudge into a pPhỏ restaurant, what could go wrong?