Category archives: Features

  • Ruin & Redemption

  • Productions is an organization that hires inner city at risk teens and pays them to apprentice on professional film & music productions. Our second production, 'Ruin & Redemption', is a feature film that follows the path of an aging ex-con named Mordecai as he is released from prison for a crime he did not commit. His one goal is to meet up with his estranged son and try to rebuild[...]
  • Woke

  • Is a drama that revolves around Brandon, a budding activist and college student fighting to maintain his relationships as he struggles to suppress the negative effects of a traumatic childhood. 1:00:04 Features USA Iman Shervington Iman Shervington SUBMISSION CONTACT, DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR Iman is the Director of Media & Communications at the Institute of Women [...]
  • Backfire

  • After a botched robbery escalates to homicide, a north Philly gun runner has to escape or outsmart the south Philly Italian mob as they close in for vengeance. 1:37:00 Features USA Dave Patten Dave Patten SUBMISSION CONTACT, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, O.T. (SUPPORTING ACTOR ),PRODUCTION DESIGNER, EDITOR, SOUND EDITOR, LOCATIONS MANAGER, CAMERA OPERATOR, DIGITAL IMAGING TECHN[...]
  • Buckout Road

  • Buckout Road is ‘The Omen’ meets ‘Urban Legend’A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may, in fact be real. 1:37:00 Features Canada Matthew Currie Holmes
  • The Broken Rose

  • THURSDAY 7pm-9pm AMC Van Ness 1000 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115  Rose is a young girl who has grown up in foster care. Desperate to escape an abusive situation, she is saved by an older man named Shaka, but at what price? 01:51:21 Features Local (Oakland) Matthew McClelland  
  • Story Ave

  • Inspired by a true story. MTA conductor and life-long resident of the Bronx, Luis, gets off of the train one stop early at the Story Ave station and has an unusual encounter with 17-year-old passenger––a young artist named Kadir. Luis attempts to engage with skeptical Kadir on the train until Kadir senses Luis may have something he needs. As Luis exits the train car, Kadir decides to follow hi[...]
  • KAFOU

  • Port-au-Prince by night. Doc and Zoe are just hired to deliver an unknown package. Their job comes with three essential rules: never stop the car, never roll down the windows, never open the trunk. At a crossroad, they stumble upon a dog. Each crossroad requires a sacrifice. Their decision will change their path irreversibly. 50:00 Haiti by Bruno Mourral in Shorts
  • 90 Minutes of the Fever

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] 90 Minutes of the Fever by Joan Carlson The President has declared martial law after hackers shut down the internet, TV, and phones. Fake news and alternate facts turn neighbor against neighbor, father against son, husband against wife. When technology is subtracted from the human equation, what happens when we [...]
  • Boston2Philly

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 7PM-9PM [BUY TICKET] Boston2Philly (feat, 124min) by Ralph Celestin – Boston2Philly is a coming-of-age independent drama that chronicles the life of Rome “Boston” Williams (Ralph A.), a young Black male from Boston, struggling with his identity and his ability to form real relationships in his new city of Philadelphia after[...]
  • When Love Kills

  • The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street) 7PM until [GET FREE TICKET] When Love Kills (feat, 80min) by Swirl Films – Falicia left home at the age of sixteen, hoping to make a better life than the one she’d left behind. Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way to make money so that she could save and begin a new career. It didn’t take but a few weeks for her to get swept up [...]
  • Live a Little

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Live a Little (fea, 74min) by David Jaffe – After a drunken night ending in a fight, a man wakes up to find that a murder was committed and that he may be responsible.
  • Oakville

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Oakville (fea, 52min) by Ron Reed – Rey’Shawn, born to an absent father, prostitute mother, and raised by a drug dealer in West Oakland, becomes inducted into a life of drug dealing and gang warfare with his older brother Demaray and struggles fighting his way out of Oakland’s cycle of violence.