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Films by and About Asian-Pacific Americans

    Recently, Hollywood execs claimed they couldn’t find Asian talent to spearhead their films. But the amazing works by a number of up-and-coming Film School Shorts directors and actors tell a different story.

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Teleglobal Dreamin'"

    Film School Shorts

    "Teleglobal Dreamin'"

    A Filipina call center agent taker her corporate trainer around town.

    "Teleglobal Dreamin'"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "I Am John Wayne"

    Film School Shorts

    "I Am John Wayne"

    In New York City, an urban cowboy avoids going to his friend’s funeral.

    "I Am John Wayne"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Springtime"

    Film School Shorts

    "Springtime"

    An 86-year-old pork sung maker quits her shop in rural Taiwan to head to the big city.

    "Springtime"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Above the Sea"

    Film School Shorts

    "Above the Sea"

    In dangerous 1930s Shanghai, a prostitute must decide how far she will exact revenge.

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    "Above the Sea"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Banana Trip"

    Film School Shorts

    "Banana Trip"

    Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break.

    "Banana Trip"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Burn to Send"

    Film School Shorts

    "Burn to Send"

    Amidst Saigon’s motorcycle scene, a young man and woman struggle to define their romance.

    "Burn to Send"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Little Favour"

    Film School Shorts

    "Little Favour"

    In this delightful animation, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper.

    "Little Favour"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "So You've Grown Attached"

    Film School Shorts

    "So You've Grown Attached"

    An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator starts to grow up.

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    "So You've Grown Attached"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Steadfast Stanley"

    Film School Shorts

    "Steadfast Stanley"

    A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend.

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    "Steadfast Stanley"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "First Date"

    Film School Shorts

    "First Date"

    Two women discuss last night's disastrous date, unaware that someone is listening in.

    "First Date"

    Video thumbnail: Film School Shorts "Hypebeasts"

    Film School Shorts

    "Hypebeasts"

    Racial tensions explode among sneakerheads waiting to buy the hottest new sneakers.

    "Hypebeasts"

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