Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Next up from CATS

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest Short Film Submissions Deadline May 1, 2018

Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest is now Accepting Short Film Submissions

Official Shorts Film Submission Rules

  • Asian Pacific theme or main crew member, including & limited to writer, director or producer, needs to be of any percentage of Asian Pacific decent. 
  • All filmmakers must be originally from California or must have lived as an established resident in California for the last 5 years. 
  • Film length must be under 20 minutes.
  • There’s NO limit on genres, so please send us your most creative submissions. 
  • If there is any explicit content within your film, please highlight with your submission. 
  • (English language or if it’s in a foreign language please include subtitles.)
  • ALL submissions must be work that was completed from end to end within the last 5 years, starting from 2013 to present.
  • Submissions should be submitted via links including but not limited to Vimeo, YouTube, etc. If it is a private video, please include the password with the link.
  • If selected, you and/or the lead actor/actress, director, script writer and/or producer will be required to participate in a Q&A Panel immediately following the shorts program at 9:30PM on Sunday, June 3rd. 
  • We require that at least 2 people represent the film during the panel with NO more than 3 representatives. The deadline to submit all films will be Monday, May 7th @11:59PM PST.

Screening January 4, 2018

Screening of Jory 

Screening of Jory was held at Starbright Theaters in Campbell. This is a celebration for the Jory creators celebrating the submission/creation of the film to the HBO Visionaries Film Competition and to celebrate Asian American content creators in our community. 

Congratulations to the Jory Cast and Crew.

The CATS board and family at the screening

A few of the manyf friends of the Jory Cast and Crew that came out for the sold out screening.

Our latest project

Jory - A movie short

CATS is proud to be Associate Producer of the film short, JORY.

JORY is a story about a young Asian American teenager who struggles to find a home between his love for dance and his relentless, immigrant parents who want what's "best for him."

The film is inspired by the hardships of first-generation Asian Americans who grow up with "tiger parents" and are constantly told to meet extremely high expectations, whether that means sacrificing sleep, extracurricular activities, or mental health.

This short film will explore the perspectives of both first-generation Asian Americans and their immigrant parents and what it means to be a good parent or a good immigrant son/daughter or none of those.xt

Caleb Jo - Executive Producer

Masora Fukura - Producer
Carl Molina - Director

Emily Lew - Producer


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