Category archives: 2019

  • Waiting

  • 21:08 by Sanelle Sibanda in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles TICKETS Emma Manningham's patience is tested to the limit when a prominent film producer Zach fails to fulfill his promise. Left with no choice she is forced to find comfort in a local bar where weirdos hang out while Zach struggles to find her.
  • SUBSTANCE

  • 5:00 by Jamaal Bradley in Animation Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm Based on True Events; Jason, the oldest of two boys loves his home but battles with wanting to change the deteriorating community and the desire to leave it behind. Tension turns to anger as Jason and his brother John battle over the decision to embrace the drug culture while simultaneously endangering John's daughter. Her[...]
  • GAMERS

  • 9:45 by Kelley Choi in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles Saturday JHC  2pm TICKET An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt. Director Biography - Searit Huluf Searit Huluf was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She studied at UCLA’s Theater, Film and Television school, concentrating on scr[...]
  • Nollywood in Focus

  • 35:54 by Osahon Akpata in Shorts, African vNollywood in Focus is an intriguing portrait of Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry, which has emerged into prominence as the second largest producer of film content globally. Directed by renowned photographer and artist, Iké Udé, over 40 Nollywood personalities share their views on the challenges and opportunities in the Nigerian film industry. [...]
  • Code Switch

  • 7:52 by Alba Roland Mejia in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm This film is about a young black man named Amir who is directly impacted by code switching. Amir is so determined to meet these unrealistic standards that he doesn’t even recognize the harm he is causing to himself. 'Code Switch' is about illustrating the psychological damage of hiding who you are. [...]
  • Skin

  • 01:16:00 by Beverly Naya in Documentary Saturday Nia Room 1:30pm TICKETS Skin is a feature documentary about exploring through identity the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. It is set in present day Lagos, where Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to school children, traders, artists, beauty [...]
  • Dre [Short Film]

  • 12:39 by Victor Okoye in Shorts TICKETS A young man's attempt to rob a local grocery store, results in the birth of an unusual friendship. Director Biography - Victor Okoye Victor O'Frank aka Victor Okoye is a Nigerian cinematographer, screenwriter and director. Best known for his award winning short film Purpose. Victor's first work as a director was A Man Scorned, which he wrote [...]
  • STOP

  • 12:00 by Steven DeGennaro in Shorts TICKETS A traffic stop turns sinister when two black men encounter a small-town cop on a power trip. Director Biography - Steven DeGennaro Steven's first feature film, Found Footage 3D, played over 40 festivals on 4 continents and won 16 awards. It was distributed on streaming, blu ray, and DVD by Shudder in 2017. His short film First Date won[...]
  • The Fisherman

  • 14:47 by Zoey Martinson in Shorts, African Sunday JHC 2pm-4pm An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation. Director Biography - Zoey Martinson Producer/ Director of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative. Her play Olityelwe (Formally[...]
  • Latched

  • 10:56 by DeMarcus Brown in Shorts Saturday JHC  2pm TICKET A young woman tries to save her relationship by prostituting herself to save her relationship.
  • Me Time

  • 10:56 by Iyabo Boyd in Shorts Saturday JHC  2pm TICKET After a long work week, Deborah is exhausted and needs to relax. One part of her psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up. Soulful Deb also shows up- she lights some incense and tries to guide her into some self care stroking. Then Scaredy Deb pops in and whines that she just wants to eat oa[...]
  • Strive

  • 01:22:00 by Robert Rippberger in Feature TICKETS Kalani (Joi Campbell), is a teenager living in Harlem with her older brother Jacob, and her younger sister, Bebe, while her mother struggles to make ends meet. Her college counselor Mr. Rose (Danny Glover) sees great promise in her educational future. As Kalani's siblings get caught in a myriad of hardships, Kalani teeters on the brink of ru[...]