Now in its 13th edition, EuroAsia Shorts presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. The 2018 edition will focus on the theme WomenWorldWide.
More and more women are now telling stories as filmmakers, artistic creators, and as individuals, shaping the conversation and influencing how society as a whole understands and confronts the world's many challenges. This year's festival looks at the uniqueness and universality of women's experiences, contributions, and perspectives in all aspects of life. To all women, be they artists and family members, professionals and visionaries, everyday people and extraordinary heroines -- it's time the world paid attention.
Brief discussions following each evening’s screenings will compare and contrast the films and the topics with several panelists. All films are subtitled in English, unless otherwise noted.
Please visit the EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival website for more information.
The following short films will be screened at the Embassy of Italy. The total running time for the entire program is approximately 90 minutes.
All films are with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
Please note that all films are not rated.
Spain | 2017 | 6 min | Directed by Andrea Zapata-Girau
Hanna reflects on her daily difficulties to balance a creative profession she loves with the care of her daughter Aava, that she leaves every day with her Chilean mother-in-law, a woman she deeply admires despite of the lack of communication between them.
Philippines | 2014 | 7 min | Directed by Gino Jose
Classes are over. The school is practically empty. Pia and one of her students, a bright young girl named Kelsey, wait for their rides. To pass the time, Kelsey asks Pia to join her in playing a game. While playing, Kelsey unknowingly provides a helpful ear to her troubled teacher.
France | 2015 | 4 min | Directed by Ivan Fresard
Ludovic is a discreet, withdrawn man. Too withdrawn in fact. His wife is a first-class shrew. Together, they discover Paris for the first time. Strangely, even though he doesn't show it, Ludovic enjoys his trip. He has a lovely lover's surprise for his charming wife.
Korea | 2017 | 8 min | Directed by Kang Mul-gyeol
Soo-jung just wants go home. But losing her baby teeth is a rite of passage that can't be avoided.
Italy | 2017 | 15 min | Directed by Marta Savina
It's Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alters the course of Italian history, paving the way for women's rights.
To Heel (愛のかかと)
Japan | 2016 | 10 min | Directed by Madoka
A work on the theme of hidden pleasures, depicting the desires of four women living in the city. The interior conflict between pleasure and pain harbored by each woman is examined from an ironic viewpoint, using high heels as a motif. The everyday lives lived to the hilt by these women are illustrated by a unique combination of 3D computer graphics and 2D drawings.
Morale (Mit im Bund)
Germany | 2018 | 13 min | Directed by Lukas Nathrath
Mara takes part in a highly demanding training course of the German armed forces. When her fellow soldier Weber humiliates her in front of her troop, Mara understands that she has to defend herself — even if that puts her integrity to the test.
Father and Me (放灰)
China | 2017 | 14 min | Directed by Lixue Yang
Told from the perspective of a director making her first film starring her father as himself, “Father and Me” captures one summer in the director’s childhood, shortly after her mother passed away. This film offers a fourth-wall breaking depiction of the tender relationship between the director and her father.
USA | 2016 | 10 min | Directed by Uttera Singh
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
EuroAsia Shorts 2018 Festival Schedule:
Monday, June 4: Spain + Phillippines
Tuesday, June 5: France + Korea
Wednesday, June 6: Italy + Japan
Thursday, June 7: Germany + China
Friday, June 8: Finale at the Embassy of Italy
Partner Organizations / Countries
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE WASHINGTON DC | CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE U.S. CENTER | CULTURAL OFFICE, EMBASSY OF SPAIN | DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL | GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON | ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE, EMBASSY OF ITALY | JAPAN INFORMATION & CULTURE CENTER, EMBASSY OF JAPAN | KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA | EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES