Narrative Shorts

The Narrative Shorts block includes the following films:

  • Lunchbox (Anne Hu)
  • Radiant Ties (Conner De Mita)
  • Me Night (Anna Salinas)
  • Run Amok (Nitzan Mager)
  • When You Left Me on That Boulevard (Kayla Abuda Galang)
  • The Forfeit (Josie Charles, Phoebe Brooks)

This screening will be accompanied by a post-show Q&A with director Anne Hu, producer Juli Sasaki, and actor/writer Lauren Knutti, plus Festival Awards Ceremony.

Director: Anne Hu
Runtime: 16 min

When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother.

Director: Conner De Mita
Runtime: 3 min

A son reminds his mother, who is surrounded by darkness, that there is still beauty in the world.

Director: Anna Salinas
Runtime: 12 min

When Allie’s plans fall through, she must face her chaotic Inner Demon to survive an evening home alone.

Director: Nitzan Mager
Runtime: 13 min

Amateur harpist and professional teacher’s pet, Meg Littleton, is fed up with everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

Director: Kayla Abuda Galang
Runtime: 13 min

Teenager Ly and her cousins get high before a boisterous family Thanksgiving at their auntie’s house in southeast San Diego in 2006.

Director: Josie Charles, Phoebe Brooks
Runtime: 14 min

A young working-class Welsh woman meets her wealthy English boyfriend’s eccentric family for the first time on Christmas Eve. She’s thrown straight into the family’s traditional Christmas game, and struggles to keep up with its in-jokes and strange rules. But as she improves, she begins to uncover a dark secret in the family’s past.



Apr 30, 2023


1:00 pm

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Gateway Film Center


Gateway Film Center
1550 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
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