EventApril 29, 2017

2017 Film/Video Showcase: Program in Film and Video

Still from Shan Wu’s ‘Lookover.’

On Saturday (April 29), CalArts School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of short films from the students in the Program of Film and Video. The event is held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Downtown Los Angeles.

On the program:

  • Bamboo Baba by Simon Gulergun (Film/Video BFA 20), 6:53
    A holy renunciate living in the tiny mountain village Vashisht in Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Lookover by Shan Wu (Film/Video MFA 19), 3:07
    This film creates an illusion of mountains propelling like waves and waves forming into mountains. An exploration of the concept of time and space.
  • Undone by Lyle Kash (Film/Video MFA 19), 6:37
    A man falls from the sky. Dead birds appear everywhere.
  • Ayesha by Yanyu Dong (Film/Video MFA 17), 21:27
    An imaginary biography of my mother.
  • Big Iron by Andrew Beers (Film/Video MFA 18), 4:04
    A musical piece that explores the flamboyance and sexuality found in the Western genre.
  • Paragon by Mike Rice (Film/Video MFA 17), 20:00
    Of the many fires that burned here, one has yet to be put out. Silently beckoning, this flame is always at our back, turning as we look to face it; and in front of us lies Paragon Park.


  •  The Last Image by Chi Leong Cheang (Film/Video BFA 19), 1:07
    I was searching for something during the past three years, so I revisited and shot the places I used to live in the past three years.
  • ny sol andas in (new sun breathing in) by Chloe Reyes (Film/Video BFA 4), 5:30
    Portrait film of my grandmother in her home.
  • How Old Are You? How Old Were You? By Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu (Film/Video MFA 1), 15:30
    Inspired by the early device Camera Obscura, this film is a work that made it possible to bring me back to my origin, the womb.
  • Gills by Soo Hyun Kim (Film/Video BFA 17), 1:37
    A film about longing that particular person that you can never see again. This project developed after the death of my father.
  • Red, Blood, Color by Nicholas Carter (Film/Video MFA 1), 11:10
    Both story and essay, this work brings science and anthropology together to examine the great enigma of the color red.
  • Encounter with Nature by Jack Paradise (Film/Video BFA 20), 2:40
    A hiker has an encounter with nature.
  • Xiao Bin by Tian Guan (Film/Video MFA 17), 22:30
    In order to avoid being bullied by two hooligans, Xiao Bin, a thirteen-year-old boy, attempts to join a teenage street gang.

This year’s selection committee is comprised of faculty Steve Anker, Thomas Eduardo, Laura Kraning, alum Ryan Betschart and Lily Yu (Film/Video BFA 18).

The screening is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating. For more information about all 2017 Film/Video Showcase screenings held at REDCAT and CalArts, visit the site.

Event Details

2017 Film/Video Showcase: Program in Film and Video

April 29, 7 pm
631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles
Free, Reservations Required

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