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Shorts Program: Augmented Adolescence
November 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Asian Arts Initiative | 62 mins
In today’s society, technology increasingly impacts how we live our lives from simple things like ordering food and taxis to finding our dating partners. Perhaps those most impacted by the omnipresence of digital technology are the post-millennial youth. This block of four narrative and one doc short explore a variety of coming-of-age situations impacted by technology.
Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.
Director: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen | 13 mins | USA
An 18-year-old Instagram influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.
Soap & Shadows
Director: Donna Mae Foronda | 8 mins | USA
It’s early in San Francisco when Bethany and Craig wake up from a strange sound, but instead of getting annoyed, they imagine playful scenes using the sound. Bethany is enamored by the moment, thinking Craig may be “the one.”
Director: Anna Mikami | 15 mins | Home Kong
Set in the international school community of Hong Kong, a high school girl spreads a video sexualizing her childhood friend and classmate.
Director: Bernard Badion | 9 mins | Hong Kong
A food video blogger has trouble meeting his deadline, pining for the person he saw on the subway that morning. Can a missed connection post solve his problem?
Lions in Waiting
Director: Jason Karman | 17 mins | Canada
The newest member of a minor league hockey team experiences hazing by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice.