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Block 5: Home and Family

  • US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

This block will showcase family friendly and family themed short movies produced by or starring Asian American talent. 
Films include the following: 
Rubbish Robot directed by Ng Ka-kit, Law Chi-wai
The Giant with a House directed by Chan Sin-hong
Passing Rain directed by Yeung Hey-chiu
I Am Not Pretty directed by Keung Yin Ni, Sin Man Ting
Godspeed directed by Chiahao Chou
Sprout directed by Haimen Gong
Ichigo Ichie directed by Lanxin Yu
I Won't Miss You directed by Bernard Badion
Starbucks Lovers directed by Joseph Ruggieri
KCLOC directed by Ninaad Kulkarni
Special Lunch directed by Michael Kang
Aswang Next Door directed by Bernard Badion

Rubbish Robot directed by Ng Ka-kit, Law Chi-wai. Running time: 5 minutes

Rubbish Robot has an ideal target – Pretty Girl Robot! His new dream is to take a photo with his goddess. When reality strikes, Rubbish Robot soon finds competitions everywhere! His goddess is surrounded by so many other handsome robots. To win the love of his life, Rubbish Robot has decided to take a “chance” – to refurbish his body and impress Pretty Girl Robot after the transformation. With the help from Rubbish Dog, the two friends sets off on a new journey concurring each and every obstacle. Will Rubbish Robot stand a chance? The ending has an unexpected twist.


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The Giant with a House directed by Chan Sin-hong. Running time: 10 minutes

This is a travel story about a giant carrying a big house and a little girl.


Passing Rain directed by Yeung Hey-chiu. Running time: 6 minutes

He earned her attention by accident, on a day when she was studying in the covered playground. By chance of an unexpected shower of rain, they started to get closer.


I Am Not Pretty directed by Keung Yin Ni, Sin Man Ting. Running time: 6 minutes

Della always puts on heavy make-up, anecdotes happen because of it. Wanting to appear more confident, wanting to look adorable for loved one, wanting to get preferential treatment, and society’s tendency to judge a book by its cover, Della believes appearance means everything, heavy make-up is beautiful.


Godspeed directed by Chiahao Chou. Running time: 6 minutes

An ambitious delivery boy decides to pursue his dreams at the expense of his financially struggling father.


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Sprout directed by Haimen Gong. Running time: 3 minutes

Sprout is about how the seed of dream or hope will sprout, regardless the outside environment by finding a right path in a world with many choices. There are four seeds that wish to sprout, The film explores their choices and mixed outcomes.


Ichigo Ichie directed by Lanxin Yu. Ruing time: 5 minutes

Mayu, a 17-year-old high school student in Tokyo is always alone until one day she's invited by two male classmates, Shuhei and Ryo to form a study group after school. The three of them quickly form a bond while they conduct scientific experiments on a baseball field. As time passes, their bond expands beyond school into a genuine friendship. The end of the year comes and Mayu realize she must separate from her friends for college, but she no longer feels alone as their friendship will support her through her future journeys.


I Won't Miss You directed by Bernard Badion. Running time: 20 minutes

17-year-old Janey’s best friend Tim begins to appear in her bedroom at night after dying in a car crash and their awkward undeclared feelings begin to surface.


Starbucks Lovers directed by Joseph Ruggieri . Running time: 7 minutes

On the day you turn 18, you are given the first words your soul mate will speak to you. But what's a guy to do when he receives the words "Welcome to Starbucks, can I take your order?"


KCLOC directed by Ninaad Kulkarni. Running time: 3 minutes

KCLOC is a 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”


Special Lunch directed by Michael Kang. Running time: 15 minutes

Sixteen year-old Sharon Foo hates her life working in her parents’ restaurant in Chinatown. One day she gets a chance to claim her independence when she invites a mysterious boy she has a crush on in for the lunch special.


Aswang Next Door directed by Bernard Badion. Running time: 6 minutes

A man is worried he may be a Filipino monster that eats fetuses, so he warns his pregnant neighbor, but he just sounds insane.