Category archives: Shorts

  • DICE

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 3:40pm DICE (17m, U S A) dir. by Viraj Nayar Jamil, a street-smart youth from North Philly, lives day to day with the odds against him. Unable to break into the professional world, Jamil tries to get by with whatever work he can get. Despite his smarts and charisma, his life remains unbalanced and his future unknown. When fate suddenly gives Jamil [...]
  • Code Oakland

  • Code Oakland by Kelly Amis This film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads across the Bay and into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, whose first success as a social justice rebel was a hunger strike at the age of eig[...]
  • Cold Choices

  • Cold Choices directed by Nick Jones     Major John Polanco, a black ops command officer, is ordered to send in a group of Marines behind enemy lines without proper preparation and limited intel. The mission is a success but it comes at a cost. Now John must pick up the pieces and carry on. Cast: Neil Brown Jr., Chris Naylor, Michael Graham, Prim Siripipat, Corinne Now[...]
  • David's Reverie

  • Saturday. 2nd Act. 12pm David's Reverie 19:42 Neil Creque Williams "David's Reverie", starring Brandon Fobbs ("The Wire", "Walking Dead", "HBO's Getting On"), tells the story of a jazz musician struggling to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career. 2015 IndieWire Project of the Year Finalist Director: Neil Creque Williams NEIL CREQUE WILLI[...]
  • LADYLIKE

  • Saturday. 2nd Act. 2pm LADYLIKE 7:07 sub. by: Tiffany Johnson Ladylike is a short film collaboration between Tiffany Johnson and Nicholas Williams, two best friends who met a decade ago in film school. Directed by Tiffany and co-written with Nicholas, Ladylike is a modern day noir that follows Vaughan and Harlan, two vintage vixens who have a penchant for retro… and retribution. Not only[...]
  • The Mermaid

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm The Mermaid 15:11 by Italome Ohikhuare Selected for a 2015 SUNDANCE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP A moving drama about a young woman, her schizophrenic brother, and his pet goldfish -- and a journey that changes all their lives forever. Director: Italome Ohikhuare (Writer/Executive Producer) Named a 2015 SUNDANCE SCREENWRITING FELLOW[...]
  • CHARLOTTE

  • Saturday. 2nd Act. 1pm CHARLOTTE (11m, U S A) dir. by Angel Kristi Williams Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn't understand. ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL - PINK PEACH SHORT 2015 GRAND JURY PRIZE SARASOTA FILM FESTIV[...]
  • Bragg N East

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 2:30pm Bragg N East (23m, U S A) dir. by Rob Underhill     Inspired by true events, a life shattering tragedy unites two former adversaries in search of answers: a police officer and a gang-member, both hardened by years of working the streets. Bragg N East is a gritty, faith-oriented police drama about hopeless lives in inner-ci[...]
  • Avalanche

  • Avalanche by Thyrone Tommy It all comes tumbling down as a young archer fights to avoid becoming the person he fears most - his abusive militant father. Director: Thyrone Tommy Having lived in every province west of the “Atlantic provinces”, Thyrone Tommy brings a dynamic eye to the Canadian film scene. His love of celluloid has been shown in his last two films “Liar, Cheate[...]
  • King of Guangzhou

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 1:30pm King of Guangzhou (16m, China) dir. by Quester Hannah A Nigerian man expecting a child with his Chinese partner fights deportation from her home country.   Quester Hannah | Facebook  
  • Double Negative

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 1:30pm Double Negative (16m, U S A) dir. by Brian Dilg Dottie is just a pissed-off schoolteacher drinking her way through the summer after her husband left her for another man. All she ever wanted was to get as far as possible from the bad neighborhood she grew up in, but she cared too much to walk away, having spent her entire adult life teaching[...]
  • Stairways

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 2:30pm Stairways (15m, U S A) dir. by Juan Martinez Vera Charlotte is tired. She has worked for years on Skid Row struggling to help the people around her, but when she is forced to evict a young addict named Rose from the community center she wonders whether she is making any difference. When Charlotte later discovers Rose lying in the streets and[...]