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Spring Flower

Foreign / USA / 31 min.

A Chinese rural girl Chun Hua is forced by her family to marry a man

she never met before. After influencing by her cousin -Tong, a

modern city girl, she decides to change her life.

Director: Gisele Tong
Producer: Han Zhang
Writer: Gisele Tong
Cast: Hua Yu, Yumeng Liu
A Good Man Is Hard To Be

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 12 min.

An ordinary family faces a life-threatening

situation when a group of escaped convicts steps

into their family restaurant.

Director: Michael Yu
Producer: Haley Reed, Michael Yu
Writer: Michael Yu, Samantha Gessner
Cast: Tim Hooper, Micah Fitzgerald

Drama / USA / 11 min.

Twenty five year old, Max Berger's life isn't

exactly going the way he hoped it would go. To

makes things worst, his entitled behavior has

devastating effects on his family, with whom he

lives. When he finally sees the results of his

actions, it might already be too late.

Director: Yi Cai
Producer: Baihui Chen, Siyue Wang
Writer: Nicol Ramsauer
Cast: Taylor Martorana, Pamela Paulson
Gold Fortune

Drama / USA / 25 min.

Inspired by a true crime story. Hoping to build a real life and

make his family proud, a young Chinese undocumented

immigrant leaves China for Los Angeles to seek legal

identity through corrupted asylum fraud.

Director: Rhyme Lu
Producer: Danwen Lei
Writer: Rhyme Lu
Cast: Lingbin Qiu, Anna Pan, Yuwei Lin, Yen-Ting Hsieh
Where She Goes

Drama / USA / 20 min.

Drew has dinner with her fiancé, Ethan, at the Chinese restaurant

they first met. They have been dating for a year and are about to get

married. However, Drew seems to be absent-minded through the

dinner. Ethan thinks that Drew is pressured because of meeting his

parents soon. At that night, they coincidentally have the same

waitress, Ling, as last year. Drew acts like she doesn't remember. But

after Ethan leaves for work, Drew comes to Ling and opens up a

random conversation.


Director: Moon Chandra
Producer: Valeria Silva
Writer: Tricia Lan
Cast: Suzi Kaze, Dana Byrne, Christian T. Chan, Frank Gerrish, Sherry Lintvedt, Valeria Silva
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