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First Bloom

Animation / USA / 4 min.

He is a servant in the royal palace. She is the emperor's daughter. Growing up together, they become friends and soul mates. Naturally their budding feelings for each other are forbidden in this feudalistic kingdom, but they strive for the freedom to love and to bloom.

Director: Tingting Liu
Producer: Tingting Liu
Writer: Tingting Liu
Cast: Tao Liu, Amanda Hughes, Dan
Revelation - The City of Haze

Animation / China / 14 min.

After witnessing his mother's death in a riot, the boy named Mai broke down and could not remember his own name since. One day, a girl named Yi, who's a scavenger found Mai in a garbage can and brought him back to the City of Haze.

Director: Qichao Mao
Producer: Tinghua Zhu
Writer: Qichao Mao
The Shuttle

Drama / USA / 17 min.

When an infertile nail salon owner suspects her husband of sleeping with one of her employees, she decides to confront them in her own way.

Director: Lu Han
Producer: Lu Han, Ahleea Zama
Writer: Lu Han
Cast: Alice Ko, Ariel Zhang, Zhan

Drama / USA / 15 min.

Newly immigrated Chinese mother and daughter who are going through the threshold of cultural assimilation live under the condition of water shortage in a shabby household in Los Angeles.

Director: Zhichun Huang
Producer: Terrence Leung
Writer: Zhichun Huang
Cast: Xiaojuan Ma, Yuxuan Wang

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 14 min.

When Frankie's husband is detained at the airport for being a spy, she must decide whether to sacrifice her secrets to save him.

Director: YueCheng Liu
Producer: Luis Mendez
Writer: YueCheng Liu, Jake Morgan
Cast: Stefanie Butler, Daniel Maurice Harray, Gys
The Moon Thief

Romance / USA / 9 min.

Space hero Lance returns to childhood hometown to meet his child hood friend Selena. When he finds, he has already become a stranger in Selena’s eyes, Lance leaves the café she runs. Lance leaves Selena a short letter and a small piece of rock he brings from the lunar surface. Turns out, Lance dedicates his whole life for space career just for completing his commitment with Selena. The commitment for stealing the moon for her.

Director: Xiaoxiong Guo
Producer: Xiaoxiong Guo, Jing Wen
Writer: Xiaoxiong Guo
Cast: Helen Haggerty, Zack Bolla, Jeff Trink

Foreign / USA / 16 min.

In the southwest mountain area of china, in order to make a good meal for his parents who work outside, the left behind child sold his only 'friend'- a pig.

Director: Tian Xie
Producer: Tian Xie, Cheng Fu
Writer: Tian Xie, Suming Chu
Cast: LinHua Feng
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