We are excited to be a community partner and co-presenter for CAAMFest 2017, hosted by the Center for Asian American Media for our annual LGBTQ themed shorts program.
This year, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be presenting OUT/HERE — SHORTS at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Save the date for March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to watch all seven films: The Book of Living and Dying, Drug for Unicorns, Escaping Agra, Nuoc, Pria, The Right Bank, and Two-Sided Ride.
Buy your tickets online at the event page and be sure to check out the entire CAAMFest 2017 event from March 9-19, 2017.
The Book of Living and Dying
Directed by Sara Yang
13 minute short
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Martina, an Italian transgender woman, is in denial about her impending death from cancer. To escape her circumstance, she makes an urgent effort to convince her practical-minded adopted daughter, Eve, to accompany her on a trip to Tibet. However, their approaches to living life butt heads in the process.
Drugs for Unicorns
Directed by Jaq Nguyen Victor
10 minute short
Promotion picture for Drugs for Unicorns
A unicorn is in need of some medical attention, yet is constantly turned away from physicians a.k.a. “realists.” Things begin to get better for the unicorn for the right doctor is found and has just the right cure for this horned creature; in lolz, glitter, self-determination, and glee.
Directed by Pallavi Somusetty
23 minute documentary short
Promotion picture for Escaping Agra
19-year old transgender college student, Naveen Bhat chronicles their experience of being illegally detained by their parents in Agra, India after their true sexuality and identity is revealed. With the support of their partner Madi, Madi’s family, and the Indian LGBT activist group who helped saved them, Naveen gives the viewers a firsthand account of the tribulations they had to undergo in their quest to live a life they could truly call their own.
Directed by Quyen Nguyen-Le
23 minute short
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Directed by Yudho Aditya
22 minute short
Promotion picture for Pria
In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris—a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia—finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelings for. With his whole life planned out for him by his parents, Aris struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition, duty and his own personal idea of happiness.
The Right Bank
Directed by Yvonne Le
12 minute short
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A young woman struggles to come out to her conservative mother. However, when her relationship with her girlfriend is put in jeopardy over the ongoing secrets and lies, she realizes that she must finally put her insecurities aside and finally be he honest with her mother.
Directed by Jason Karman
9 minute short
Promotion picture for Two-Sided Ride
Told through the single point perspective of a dash cam inside a car, TWO-SIDED RIDE provides an intimate outlook into the life of Alex—a gay driver for a ride-booking service—as he encounters passengers and misfortunes in his search for a romantic connection in the city.
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Youtube (Trailers): https://youtube.com/CAAMCHANNEL
We hope to see you there!!