CLOSE KNIT (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transgender girlfriend, who create a loving home for her.

Billie and Emma

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Billie and Emma are sent to a Catholic high school for very different reasons. Set in the Philippines of the mid-1990’s, Billie is banished by her city parents to get her away from her girlfriend. Emma is brilliant, overachieving, popular, and on course for a bright future.

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Kattumaram

Metro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

Anandhi understands loss. Her parents and relatives perished into the waves of a Tsunami off the coast of India. Her Uncle Singaram feels the loss even deeper, as he is the only one left to look after Anandhi, with all the tenderness and the hand wringing of an anxious father.

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Song Lang

Metro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

When a hunky, brooding, and hardened debt collector and martial arts practitioner Dung “Thunderbolt” threatens to set fire to a pile of traditional opera costumes for an upcoming performance, one of the actors, Linh Phung, steps in to argue for more time. This non-traditional meeting instead ignites a slow burn between the two men.

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SHORTS PROGRAM #5: IDENTITY CRISIS

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

It’s not me…it’s YOU. These perceptive shorts show that sometimes the only identity crisis that’s going on is the one that’s happening in someone else’s judgmental mind.