“Aurora” – Dayna Li, USA, 2020, 28′

Synopsis: A young composer who moves to New York after graduation feels insecure about singing in public. When a former singer-songwriter classmate visits her, she finds herself unexpectedly smitten, but she is soon devastated by the discovery that her feelings are unrequited. This both erodes her confidence and heightens her confusion about her sexuality, which she must overcome in order to find her own voice.

Title: Aurora
Director: Dayna Li
Writer: Dayna Li
Producer: Kripa Koshy
Key cast: Alexa Moffo, Ayden Skye
Cinematographer: Boyuan Yang
Editor: Yaping Zhen
Production designer: Reeti Narayan
Sound designer: Ringo Qi