Big Heart Small Films

In 2017, Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) and Alibaba Pictures collaborated to tell stories of “doing good” in Pasadena with the launch of Big Heart Small Film, a short film competition. The Big Heart Small Film project, showcases aspiring filmmakers, Pasadena’s inspiring non-profits, and the Pasadena Community Foundation’s role as a platform for local philanthropy. The short films were judged by industry leaders and the winning films were announced at the Big Heart Small Film Awards Ceremony and After Party on November 16, 2017.  Below you can click and view all competition films, including the four prizewinners. To view all the films on YouTube, please click here.

  • Dear Mama - GOLD PRIZE WINNER

    Nonprofit: Flintridge Center

    Filmmaker: Jiayuan Liu

  • Point & Dream - SILVER PRIZE WINNER

    Nonprofit: Union Station Homeless Services

    Filmmaker: Rui Cui

     

  • Headshot - BRONZE PRIZE WINNER

    Nonprofit: AbilityFirst

    Filmmaker: Eva Ye

  • Them - BRONZE PRIZE WINNER

    Nonprofit: Professional Child Development Associates

    Filmmaker: Taro Wei

  • 20k By 2020

    Nonprofit: Five Acres

    Filmmakers: Xueru Tang & Dmitry Kharchuk

  • After School

    Nonprofit: Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL)

    Filmmaker: Qingge Gao

  • Happy Anniversary

    Nonprofit: Huntington Senior Care Network

    Filmmaker: Muqing Li

  • His Story

    Nonprofit: Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy

    Filmmaker: Angela Liu

  • Behind the Scenes

    Get a behind the scenes look at the making of all competition films, and hear from Jennifer DeVoll, President & CEO of Pasadena Community Foundation and Wei Zhang, President of Alibaba Pictures.