BAAFF Shorts (Narratives)
The power of family is unbeatable, unbreakable, and unstoppable. In this series of shorts, we explore stories of families, histories, and cultures that shapes the way we perceive ourselves and the world.
Lost DogsDirected by Bruce Cullen
2017/ 15 mins / USA / English, Korean
A woman ridiculed by her family longs to escape. Striking a deal with her brother to clear his illegal debt, she delves deeper into darkness.
Please TranslateDirected by Kelsy Lua
2018 / 6 mins / USA / English, Chinese
Please Translate explores how language divides but eventually bridges. Exploring sacrifice, hardships and ultimately a mother's love, a daughter comes to realize how special their bond truly is.
AnitoDirected by Melanie Lim
Philippines, USA / 14 mins / English, Filipino (Tagalog) / 2018
A young girl befriends the spirit living inside her family’s ancestral wooden cabinet and helps find it a new tree to call home.
SeppukuDirected by Daryn Wakasa
2016 / 22 mins/ USA / English
An intricate psychological film that explores identity and family following a career-threatening track and field injury leading up to the Olympics. (Not suitable for all audiences.)
SoloDirected by David Liu
2018 / 12 mins / USA / English
In the aftermath of his parents’ separation, teenage saxophonist Jeffrey Lee must adjust to a new life with his troubled father, Alex, who has fallen into depression after losing both his marriage and his day job.
Origami BullDirected by Summer Medina
2018 / 7 mins / USA / English
During WWII, Japanese American Kenji Higuchi is faced with losing his home, and must decide if his neighbor Henry Bull is trustworthy. (Based on actual events.)