Category archives: Shorts

  • 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, [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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.
  • 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[...]
  • Heroes

  • 6:00 by Arch Yee in Student LOGLINE Heroes explores the identity crisis of a hero who realizes his damsel no longer needs him. TEASER For the princess with Daddy issues and for the daddy with Princess issues. SUMMARY Told in fairy-tale-esque format, a man swoops up a vulnerable princess off the street and brings her home for sex and comfort. However, the next morning, the princess te[...]
  • Just Keep It 100

  • 7:30 by Bryan Bostic in Shorts Gus(Tevin Jackson) and Angela(Yazzmyn Shelby) meet up after finding each other through online dating. They both find out some lies were told. The only thing left for them to do is keep it 100 with each other. Director Biography - Bryan Bostic Bryan Bostic is a filmmaker and Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County. He was born and raised in South Centra[...]
  • Agwe

  • 10:00 by Ina Sotirova in Shorts On a utopic Caribbean island, a young priestess must overcome her insecurities, defy tradition and step into her power to save her people from impending danger. Director Biography - Ina Sotirova A storyteller and explorer passionate about the world's diverse cultures, their unique traditions and expressions, Ina is an internationally published journ[...]