The Webby Award-nominated PBS Short Film Festival returns for a ninth year from Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 24 to all PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook.
The festival, part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers, and to provide a showcase for diverse storytelling that both inspires and engages, features 25 short-form independent films presented in five categories: culture, environment, family, humanity and race.
One of this year’s selections, “In This Family,” in conjunction with public media partner with Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), gives viewers an intimate look at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son. Revisiting unreleased audio recordings of fights from inside his own home, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his story of being outed by his teacher and dealing with his family’s reaction. Beyond coming out, the film explores how parents learn to embrace their children unconditionally.
Viewers can check out “In This Family” from Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 24 on all PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook.
In addition, the PBS Short Film Festival will also be holding a Facebook Watch Party (Film Category: Humanity) for each of the 25 films. “In This Family” is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. ET.