The Filipinx Edition: Short Film Collection

The Filipinx Edition: Short Film Collection

“Everyday I’m reminded
that the reason I even have a voice
is because my story has never been just mine.
It has always belonged to the village
A family heirloom from my ancestors
who fought for their lives so that I can fight for ours.
This is how I know that more than anything
our stories have the power to change everything.
Why else would this country delight in our silence
and be content with leaving our history out of the narrative?”

-excerpt from the poem AAPIs Rising
by Terisa Siagatonu

In addition to the films included here in the collection, we invite you to watch the PBS American Masters film Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon here.

Return to main exhibit page here.

The Filipinx Edition: Short Film Collection
  • Blood Hana

    After throwing up a flower, Lily seeks help from her mother and learns she may have inherited a disease called Hanahaki– a form of unrequited love.


    Writer-director M.G. Evangelista (they/she) was born in Manila and raised in t...

  • Pink & Blue

    Crea and Armani are a trans couple intent on changing the binary, one gender-free baby at a time. Navigating through first-time parenting challenges and finding help along the way still begs the question: are they ready?



  • Shangri-La

    It’s California, during the Great Depression. A woman is confiding her most intimate thoughts in a church confessional, while the man on the other side listens silently and intently. But this is no ordinary religious ritual seeking salvation. The woman — a second generation Filipino farmhand — is...

  • Break In

    What’s more embarrassing than writing erotic fiction about your crush? Accidentally texting it to her. When this very thing happens to Nousha she enlists the help of her best friend, Oliver, and they set out on a mission to delete the text…. By any means necessary.


  • Goodnight, Kia

    From Kia: My mother and the home we shared comes up frequently in dreams. After her death in 2004, I had almost no memory of moving out. Goodnight, Kia is a collection of memories as a way of processing grief.

    Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2017, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEG...

  • The Birth of a Beautiful Butch

    On the day of her school pictures, Alex feels stuck with an appearance that doesn't fit right with her body. When she retreats into her mind, she is able to imagine the person she wants to be. Ultimately, she transcends the judgement of others through fashion in an authentic expression of herself...

  • Legacy

    Winner of the Outfest Fusion 2022 One Minute Movie Contest, Legacy is an immigrant's generational journey through poetry and pictures.


    Actress and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alf...