Category archives: 2019

  • Nia's Shadow

  • running time: 22:27 min. Synopsis:  An inner city's polluted conditions awaken within some young residents a dormant superhuman gene produced by eugenics during slavery (the practice of selective breeding to improve the genetic composition of their ancestors). Now, one woman must confront her friend who chooses to use his powers for wrong. Trailer:   Directed by: The [...]
  • Cancelled (a short film)

  • A man's Uber refuses to pick him up because of his race. The incident sparks an intense conversation between two friends that proves more eye-opening than the initial event itself. Director Biography - Carl Reid Carl Reid is a writer, director, and producer with nearly a decade's worth of professional experience in the entertainment industry. As a writer, [...]
  • The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West

  • 54:49 by Eve A. Ma in Documentary A black man brought up in the rural south in the days before the end of segregation, neither Hershell West's family nor his community, nor the larger society expected him to become a professional artist. Defying these expectations, he triumphed over the odds and in this documentary, we examine both his art and the ways in which artists contribute to socie[...]
  • Good Kidd

  • 15:01 by Jamari Perry in Shorts JUSTIN, a smart but troubled kid that is caught between who the people around him think he should be and who he actually is. He's defining what manhood is as he navigates through the harsh realities of the streets of Oakland California. Justin, meets his defining moment head on when he is forced to choose between retaliation or walking away in the ultimate choi[...]
  • Wheels

  • 01:20:00 by Paul Starkman in Feature Wheels is a coming of age story about Max, a 19 year old from Brooklyn who wants to be a well known DJ. He has been the sole provider for his sick grandmother, DJing parties for Oscar, a neighborhood shark. Things shift when Max's brother Terry returns home after three years in prison, forcing Max to reconcile their relationship. Max gets close to [...]
  • One Last Spin

  • 19:59 by Ali Matlock in Shorts An engaged couple struggling with the financial pressures of the upcoming celebration, receive an unsolicited package. The package contains a peculiar item that has the potential to change their lives significantly.
  • I'M SORRY

  • 14:20 by Marcellus Cox in Shorts A Award Winning Drama about a young African American man who spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to everyone near and dear to him for betraying their trust in him. Director Biography - Marcellus Cox Marcellus Cox is an Award Winning Writer/Director hailing from Los Angeles, California. Marcellus Cox has always had a passio[...]
  • Lalo's House

  • 25:00 by Kelley Kali in Shorts Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage. Director Biography - Kelley Kali Kelley Kali attended the world famous Howard University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and Film and then later went on to [...]
  • Paris Blues In Harlem

  • 14:05 by Nadhege Ptah in Shorts Paris Blues in Harlem is the story of a young woman and her attempts to save her grandfather’s insolvent Harlem jazz nightclub. She has a few hours to convince her rigid elder to accept a realtor’s briefcase with mounds of cash in exchange for his nightclub. But, as time runs out, he struggles to let go. With only a few seconds left, she is faced with a choice [...]
  • Freedom's Name is Mighty Sweet

  • 15:06 by Festival Formula Ltd in Shorts Set in 1897, this is the incredible story of Charles and Lucille Hunter, two African American prospectors in the Klondike Gold Rush. Inspired by true events, it’s a film about the power of the human spirit and how, no matter the odds, we can survive if we stick together.
  • Trying To Find Me

  • 4:30 by Festival Formula Ltd in Shorts A woman dissects and shares her inner self in an attempt to navigate her way through depression and the ups and downs of life. Director Biography - Dominique Tipper Dominique is predominantly an actress. Her credits include: The Expanse, The Girl With All The Gifts, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Fast Girls. This short film marks Dom[...]
  • The God Given Talent: The Creative Life of Charles Curtis Blackwell

  • 01:10:00 by Jeff M. Giordano in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles Charles Curtis Blackwell: the Oakland poet, painter, playwright and teacher -- takes us on an intimate journey into his past and present. From his challenging upbringing in both California and Mississippi, to his current creative life, we follow as he discusses loss, love, pain, and redemption -- all through the prism of his arti[...]