The 2020 San Diego International FilmFest was all virtual this year! Well, mostly. Like 80% ish. These year’s selection of Short Films were all direct and to the point, featuring stories from various cultures and storytelling. Here are the Asian shorts.Continue reading “stories of resilience are highlighted in these 8 short films”
For this portion of Filipino American History Month, we’re featuring Fil-Am director Eileen Cabiling and her directorial debut short film making rounds in the Los Angeles and New York City film festivals circuits this month. Here is asienne film reporter, Edrianne Wood with the scoop as she dissects the new short film, BASURERO on a one-on-one Q and A with director Eileen Cabiling.Continue reading “new short film paints a picture of a filipino fisherman facing a layered dilemma”
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Filipino?” Is it the tropics? Islands? California? New Jersey? New York? Manny Pacquiao? Jollibee? What about immigrants? Domestic helpers? Director Michael Manese talked about Filipino representation on the big screen and the nitty-gritty challenges that Filipino women (Filipinas) face as domestic workers with his new film The Pleasure of Being Served.
There were Asian food, Asian films, Asian culture and a whole lotta Asian peeps at the 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was overall an interesting experience to have seen films directed by and starring Asian women that are not about or focused on, romance as the endgame but instead, it’s about self: self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance. Ever grateful to SDAFF 2019 for sending a strong message to Asian women and Asian American women everywhere for featuring stories of women with their own sense of self independent of another.
What’s a real-life superhero, a parasite and two sets of couples got in common? The 2020 film fest circuit is currently underway but here are some highlights you may have missed with a throwback from October 2019’s San Diego International Film Festival.