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8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Shorts Program: All in the Family Shorts

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Friday 11/13
3:40 pm
FREE EVENT! Please RSVP if you plan to attend

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

A mixed program of Narrative and Documentary shorts ranging from light comedy to heartfelt drama, all dealing with issues of family, culture, and identity.

Filmmakers expected in attendance.


Finding Cleveland

Director: Larissa Lam | 11 mins

Left behind in China as a baby, a man in his twilight years searches for the father he never knew in the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi.


Made in Bali

Director: Michael Pohorly | 14 mins

A young American arrives in Bali for the first time to hire a tour guide, keeping hidden his reasons for his visit.


Distance Between

Director: R.J. Lozada | 9 mins | PAAFF Pride

A personal exploration of fatherhood as a sperm donor to the filmmaker’s lesbian couple friends, through a probing video letter to his unborn child.


A Family Day

Director: Jeff Man | 10 mins

Having witnessed the changes Alzheimer’s has brought upon his grandmother, Jeff makes a visit to her elder care home to film a day in her life. In doing so, he attempts to catch a glimpse of the thoughts that pass through her mind on a given day and of the woman he remembers from not too long ago.


Family Gathering

Director: David Au | 19 mins | PAAFF Pride

A recently married interracial elderly gay couple, Hiro and Bud, spend an unforgettable afternoon with their family. Enjoy a day in the life of this dysfunctional yet endearing Asian American family.