06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

ACM UHM Night & SFA Showcase

'APONO
'APONO

Emma DAILY, Briana SMITH and Su KAI
United States
Short film

Cold Water Warm Heart: Jane, a local student in Hawaii gives her friend and roommate Liu the last pill in the medicine bottle because she heard her coughing in the room next door.

BLADES
BLADES

Noah TRAMUTO
United States
Short film

Blades is a short film about a young man who wakes up in the middle of a field only to find that he is trapped there indefinitely.

CRICKET
CRICKET

China
Short film

DISTORTED
DISTORTED

Sophia WHALEN
United States
Short film

Insomniac searches for a sleep solution.

DUMBNESS
DUMBNESS

China
Short film

Xiaohai accidentally found his father derailed. Xiaohai was very entangled about telling her mother the truth. In a boat, Xiaohai and her mother were caught in heavy rain, and Xiaohai returned home weak.

ESCAPED SOLDIER
ESCAPED SOLDIER

China
Short film

FLUTE
FLUTE

Yiwen ZHU and Shasha LAN
China
Short film

In the war years, a pair of childhood friends had to be separated, a flute and a promise, affected a Chinese girl's heart. Many years later, when the American writer JOE came to China, he wrote a legendary story in the flute sound and in his dream.

HAWAII HARDCORE
HAWAII HARDCORE

Erick MELANSON
United States
Short film

Hawai'i Hardcore is about the hardcore punk scene in Hawai'i. Hawai'i's hardcore scene is, in a way, a subculture within a subculture. 

LAURIE RUBIN
LAURIE RUBIN

Justin KIMATA
United States
Short film

A renowned opera singer journeys through the challenges of blindness. A universal story of resilience and love.

MERAKI
MERAKI

Rena SHISHIDO
United States
Short film

MERAKI is a story about a local Japanese photographer, EMI, who struggles to create authentic work in the saturated wedding photography market. When the reality of Hawai’i doesn’t meet the expectations of her client, YUI, Emi must think of alternative ways to please her while keeping true to herself.

ROOMMATES
ROOMMATES

Kyle MOTONAGA
United States
Short film

As an ostracized older man and his rude roommate watch something strange on the television, his roommate takes this opportunity to humiliate him, only for it to lead to something more sinister.

SHANGHAI MAN WOMAN
SHANGHAI MAN WOMAN

Daowu YUAN
China
Short film

An American-Born Chinese girl studying alone in Shanghai, China, is depressed by the pressure from her mother after the breakup. The driver she met during the taxi ride was a descendant of an American couple who settled in Shanghai. 

SKIRT
SKIRT

Briana SMITH and Chloe MA
China, China
Short film

A career-oriented woman with no time for anyone catches a young girl stealing from a clothing shop.

TEST DRIVE
TEST DRIVE

Maia GOEL
United States
Short film

Dylan, a father in his thirties, wants the purest father-son relationship with his estranged son Jack. But because he doubts his ability to be a good father, he covers up who he really is. 

THE GIRL AND THE KAPPA MONSTER
THE GIRL AND THE KAPPA MONSTER

Gavin ARUCAN
United States
Short film

Hiriko, a lonely, young Japanese woman, develops a close friendship with a mythological Kappa Monster, but it takes a deeper grip on her life than she would like.

THE LEIS OF MY HEART
THE LEIS OF MY HEART

Dymond CABILDO
United States
Short film

An experimental love letter to the friends who help us endure even the darkest parts of our lives.

THE WINGED BOY
THE WINGED BOY

Zhiwei SHEN
China
Short film

it is a boy who wants to fly.

UPROOT
UPROOT

Kalilinoe DETWILER
United States
Short film

Ami stands in front of her mothers grave and recounts her mother’s cries, struggles, and abuse at the hands of her father. Uproot is a short animated art film that recounts a mother’s mortality and encourages survivors of tragedies to find the closure and courage to move forward.

WHEN I AM SEVEN
WHEN I AM SEVEN

Zheng LIU

Short film

In early 90’s.For saving time ,a Chinese mother Jianqiu who served in a state owned factory always took her son KEKE to the factory’s women bathroom, especially when she has to work in the night .KEKE was so upset about this, Jianqiu promised that when KEKE is seven years old, he can take shower by himself at home, KEKE was waiting.

WITHER
WITHER

Joshua CO

Short film

Elle, a young girl accompanied by her live-in-maid, awaits the return of her mother on her ninth birthday.

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