The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2018 is WomenWorldWide. Women often face particular challenges to having their voices truly heard. 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. The festival will begin on June 4th and finish on June 8th.
Veronica is twenty years old and is imprisoned in a huge body. During a disco party she suffers the joke of a boy. Desperate, Veronica hides in a club bathrooms believing that inside no one else can see her. The fate, however, has in store a pleasant surprise for her.
A young table tennis player lives alone, plays alone. She travels to the ping-pong club at night alone. A chance encounter with a criminal slowly begins to change her life.
Arianna, a young and brilliant transexual lawyer is ready to deal with an interview for the job she desires. Now, after a long self-acceptation path, the only thing she needs is a job that would permit her to be independent and have a normal life.
Guilt, old resentment, distance, loss, and love simmer quietly in this story of a mother and a daughter set in rural Japan around New Year’s Day.
Please note that all films are NOT rated. Some films may contain language or adult themes.
Following the screening on June 6, there will be a discussion with panelists from both countries. Participating panelists include:
The discussion will be moderated by:
Please note that this event is free and open to the public, but registrations are required. Please visit euroasiashorts.com, for the full schedule and to make reservations.
EuroAsia Shorts is organized by: Japan Information and Culture Center – Embassy of Japan | Alliance Française de Washington | Confucius Institute at George Mason University | Cultural Office - Embassy of Spain | DC Shorts Film Festival | Goethe-Institut Washington | Italian Cultural Institute - Embassy of Italy | Korean Cultural Center - Embassy of the Republic of Korea | Embassy of the Philippines