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Spooky, frightening, alien, and imaginative, this program has everything for horror and sci-fi-seeking audiences. From tales of family hauntings to dystopian societies, these filmmakers delve into the genre that critics and viewers have long discussed as closely reflecting, and refracting, human nature.

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Total Run Time: 96 minutes

This program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Programmed by Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, Emily Eddy.

Content Considerations: Strong language, implied sexual situations, self-harm, harassment, depictions of disordered eating, depictions of violence, implied violence.

ZONA takes place in a speculative Los Angeles, where a drought has worsened. A neighbor stops by her apartment hoping that Kana has water to spare. Kana refuses, but when an auspicious omen occurs, she’s compelled to brave the city to secure water for her neighbor. Ultimately, this story gives voice to those who already live on the margins and face limited resources but decide to hold on to their humanity and share what they can with each other.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English, Japanese
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    In English and Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director
    Masami Kawai
  • Screenwriter
    Masami Kawai
  • Producer
    Sue-Ellen Chitunya, Masami Kawai, Daniel Steinhart
  • Co-Producer
    Miranda Sarah Einy, Dana Turken
  • Cast
    Kana Kawai
  • Cinematographer
    Sonja Tsypin
  • Editor
    Masami Kawai
  • Production Design
    Emily Auble
  • Sound Design
    Borja Sau Razquin