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Shorts Program Six

Available: Sep 22, 2023 16:06
Until: Oct 02, 2023 03:59
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Shorts Program Six
An eclectic mix of great short films: narratives, documentaries, animations, and music videos.

Schedules and Screening Blocks are subject to changes.
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Cara Romero: Following the Light Cara Romero: Following the Light

Cara Romero: Following the Light

A documentary on contemporary fine art photographer Cara Romero. An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert, CA and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Romero’s identity informs her photography, a blend of fine art and editorial photography, shaped by years of study and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective.

"Following the Light" explores Cara's development as a photographer, delves into the Chemehuevi and California Indigenous history that informs her work, includes behind-the-scenes footage of Cara's shoots, and features interviews with leading Indigenous artists: Cara herself, husband and famed Pueblo potter Diego Romero, collaborator and place-based artist Leah Mata Fragua (Northern Chumash), National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota), and more. Original musical score by Jason Goodyear.
27 minutes
Bloom Bloom


Reserved RAQUEL and socialite SHAY are two polar opposite 14-year-old friends who share one thing in common– the desire to leave lame Augusta. They sit confined to Shay’s porch on a humid summer day in 2004, yearning to get into something. When they're invited to a birthday party later that evening, Raquel is hesitant, but Shay convinces her to tag along. Throughout the day, their friendship is tested until it comes to a boiling head on the dance floor. On this adventure of a day, they discover a rude introduction to the bittersweet pains of adolescence, navigating friendship, and building community.
14 minutes
Heather Heather


Daisy, a young woman, lives at home balancing taking care of her ill and hyper-religious mom, Suzanne, and hiding a “sinful” life from being known. While working at a local video store, Daisy finds a best friend and secret crush, Meg. After an attempt to make a move on her goes horribly wrong, Daisy becomes obsessed and infatuated with Heather Brown, a VHS aerobics instructor, and begins compulsively masturbating to her tapes every night. As their connection gets stronger, Heather begins talking to Daisy through the TV, showcasing some unknown demonic quirks. Once Suzanne discovers Daisy's "sinful" secret, she smashes the Heather tape, prompting Daisy to bludgeon her mom to near-death. In a desperate attempt, Daisy finds herself returning to the video store to find a new Heather tape which she has to confront Meg to get. With her newfound strength, Daisy returns home and reunites with Heather.
14 minutes
One weekend One weekend

One weekend

“One weekend” could be defined as the visual description of ‘ghosting’ someone. This short film reminds us that ‘virtual’ is not an antonym for ‘real.’
7 minutes
Sliding Away Sliding Away

Sliding Away

Worn down by her husband's erratic behaviours, Maddy struggles to make sense of the downfall of her marriage. Frustrated to constantly doubting her perceptions and reality, she sets a spying device on her laptop to follow his conversations with his lover, Rita. The discovery of Dean’s hidden life brings her question his real intentions for her wellbeing. She must now decide if conforming to his sadistic desires would keep her safe from tipping to the edge or run for her sanity.

*Inspired by true events
15 minutes
Bliss and Sad Bliss and Sad

Bliss and Sad

A young girl has been arranged a marriage by her parents without asking or seeing this man, but she realizes this whole marriage is actually a conspiracy.
14 minutes


An Indian divorcée, struggling to raise her daughter, is forced to confront her violent and painful past at a lunch gathering with old friends.
14 minutes
no but i want to no but i want to

no but i want to

After breaking off an engagement, Gwen, a commitment-phobe, tries to commit to a date.
13 minutes
Tweezers Tweezers


It may seem like the most difficult thoughts to reckon with are those you have when looking in the bathroom mirror. But often, the hardest task is navigating how to share them with your closest friends. In Tweezers, Julianne and Andrea take on the everyday highs and lows of what it’s like to tackle their mid 20s as women living in LA. Thank GOODNESS they’re best friends and roommates!! Largely autobiographical, the two explore body image, authentic female friendship, and the nonlinear path of self-growth.
11 minutes
Something New Something New

Something New

On a tumultuous wedding day, five women prepare to walk down the aisle while a teenage bridesmaid probes about what really happens on the wedding night. A subversive and political take on the rom-com genre that reveals the disturbing truth behind one bride’s pre-nuptial cold feet.
15 minutes
Your Voice Your Voice

Your Voice

Suki Tang is a Chinese American high schooler. She is confident with her identity until a racist incident occurs at her school. Suki discovers new things about herself while finding her own voice.
12 minutes

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