Program 11: BC Shorts


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In this program

Into Here

Directed by Calvin A. Jay

Tony, an immigrant, comes home to a beautiful neighbour across the hall. Inside his leaky apartment, and after making himself a frugal meal, Tony counts his earnings while dreaming of prosperity. When the neighbour comes knocking, he almost chooses to let her in. Ultimately, it’s his memory of love overseas that triumphs temptation.

Finding Uranus

Directed by Ivan Li

A Coming of Age Sci Fi film about Lost and Found


Directed by Yuko Fedrau

Ricecake is a short documentary about Shay Dior, a key player in Vancouver’s queer asian community. Dior is known primarily for being the mother of the House of Rice, a drag house that recruits only Asian drag queens. Dior is also a co-founder of “Ricecake,” Vancouver’s only queer asian party.

Inner Space

Directed by Jamie Lam

Chosen to be one of the first colonizers on Mars, a young woman must face the reality of leaving her home planet for good.

Odd Girl

Directed by Rami Kahlon

Dylan, a popular and charismatic high school student, finds his perfect existence compromised by the unwelcome attention of the outcast, Belinda. He is compelled to dig deeper into Belinda’s true intentions, but what he discovers is something that turns his whole world upside down.

Braised Pork Belly

Directed by Helen Liu

Braised Pork Belly is a short drama on the interrelationships between food, culture, and family. It specifically speaks to Chinese culture and the inherent history of food that makes up so much of the backbone of the culture.

The Shipment

Directed by Bobby Bala

Kaiden Katar is a widowed, blue-collar, interplanetary transporter forced to land his broken ship at a remote spaceport after losing his valuable cargo of alien livestock. Poor and unable to afford the massive repair bill, Kaiden is stranded with his young daughter Zohra on the grimy shipyard inhabited by strange creatures and shady characters.

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