Beautifully rendered cardboard sets and characters and a seemingly weightless camera capture an astonishing voyage of immigration, love, and World War II in a single take. A short film by Shannon Kohlitz.
USC / 2014 / 2 minutes / English / Color
Like poetry in motion, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper as it blows through a series of imaginative worlds. A short film by Yawen Zheng and Xia Li.
Tisch Asia / 2012 / 15 minutes / English and Tagalog with English subtitles / Color
A hard-drinking, rough-edged woman from an impoverished community in the Philippines tries to sell her orphaned granddaughter to an American couple. A short film by John Paul Su.
UCLA / 2011 / 11 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Color
A doctor moonlighting as a cabbie picks up an unusual fare. A short film by Julio O. Ramos.
Columbia University / 2012 / 15 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Color
When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. A short film by Mauro Mueller.
NYU / 2013 / 15 minutes / Arabic, English Subtitles / Color
During the Libyan Revolution of 2011, a petty clerk at a police station must choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help. A short film by Zachary Kerschberg.
NYU / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / Color
In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. A short film by Emma J. Noble.
NYU / 2014 / 15 minutes / English / B&W
An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator – and best friend – starts to grow up. A short film by Kate Tsang.
CalArts / 2014 / 4 minutes / English / Color
A faithful corgi must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend. A short film by John Cody Kim.
David has autism and comes to reevaluate “normal” when he meets a new love interest at a support group. A short film by Rachel Israel.