This Friday, October 23rd we’re extremely excited to host a short film showcase of some incredible local talent. Please join us to celebrate the works from filmmakers within our own backyard at Vesper Austin! We’ll be joined by writer/director’s Kenya Gillespie, Seth Magana, and Ya’Ke to discuss their pieces and the working in the heart of Texas.
writer/director: Kenya Gillespie
A shy 10-year-old Japanese American girl fights off her bullies with a little help from her idol: decorated US figure skater Michelle Kwan.
The Big Red White and Blue
writer/director: Seth Magana
Two men meet in a hotel room on a historic day.
The Pandemic Chronicles
writer/director: Ya’Ke Smith
Love and grief during quarantine.
RSVP to reserve your spot at the shorts showcase. Review our health & safety protocols below.
Please note that not agreeing to abide by health & safety protocols may result in your reservation being incomplete.
AFF Health & Safety PROTOCOLS & Rules
- All performers will have their own individual, previously sanitized, microphone and will not be sharing with others.
- All performers will be seated in a way that limits their proximity to one another. Six-feet will be attempted if the stage allows for it.
- 6 ft distancing between groups is required and groups cannot exceed 5 persons.
- Seating layout has been adjusted so that individual attendees (or groups of attendees) are at least 6 ft apart.
- Audience members are required to wear face coverings at all times.
- All persons will be temperature checked upon arrival. If attendee has a temperature over 99.0 F, they will be denied access to the event.
- Sanitation stations will be placed throughout the venue.
- Each speaker will be provided with a face shield to wear during the entirety of the program.
- The event space will be thoroughly sanitized before and after the event.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Special thanks also to the National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission for the Arts and the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation for their support.