FREE SCREENING of Youth in Motion Participants’ films
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
SET 7: YOUTH IN MOTION
Special FREE screening to the public
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Con La Con Gai by Danthi Tran (10 min)
Young girls are often expected to follow gender stereotypes and to act and behave a certain way. In this short film, a girl faces the burden of stereotypes and learns to live outside the box.
Silent Beat by Tony Quach (10 min)
A dancer who wants to become famous but gets held back by his parents. With his parents wanting him to become a doctor, he gets overwhelmed and stops listening. He struggles to dance but ends up to where he is today.
Different Kinds of Birds by Thaolinh Tran (5 min)
A girl who is in the midst of applying for college must sacrifice her time to take care of her younger brother and experience the social constraints and micro-aggressions of today’s society or risk falling into what society creates her to be in the future.
Tết (New Year) by Peterson Pham (15 min)
A gay Vietnamese American celebrates Tết with a different outlook from years before.
The Photograph by Tommy Duong (10 min)
Being driven from the old memories of Trang, Minh realizes that all the interesting experiences he has had in the U.S. are all meaningless without her by his side. The desire of being reunited with Trang has led Minh’s arrival to Saigon on her birthday.
Love Stinks by Quyên Nguyen-Le (5 min)
Set in a world where people are romantically paired according to the fruit they’re born with, Love Stinks is a comedy about a young woman who struggles to find love despite being born with a durian.
A Workshop for Emerging Filmmakers
Piloted in 2014 as part of its smART program series and in conjunction with its annual Viet Film Fest, VAALA presents Youth In Motion: A Workshop for Emerging Filmmakers. This program is being offered by VAALA to support young voices, stories, and perspectives in the Vietnamese community through the art of digital films. Workshop participants will explore and learn basic skills and tools for digital filmmaking and work collaboratively to produce short films that will premiere at the 2016 Viet Film Fest.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the production process – from storytelling to camera work to editing – and put their skills to practice. Some sessions will include guest speakers from the local film community. The workshop is free and no previous experience in film is needed to participate!
This year’s program will emphasize the themes of social justice and community to encourage participants to think critically about the world they live in and how to use storytelling and film-making as a way to highlight and share their stories and the stories of their communities.
If you are a Vietnamese youth between the ages of 16-25, are interested in participating, and can commit to the schedule below, please complete the application form. Space is limited and we will follow up with you once we receive your application.
Deadline for application (extended): Friday, January 22th at midnight
If you have any questions about the program or are interested in getting involved or volunteering, please contact Thuan Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date and Time:
The workshop series will run for 10 weeks every Sunday for 10 weeks from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Start: Sunday, January 31, 2016
End: Sunday, April 3, 2016
VAALA Cultural Center
1600 N. Broadway, Suite 210
Santa Ana, CA 92796
Click the links below to watch ThaoLinh Tran’s short film “Different Kinds of Birds.” ThaoLinh was one of the participants of Youth in Motion 2014.
The Youth in Motion Filmmaking Workshop is sponsored by: