Category archives: Shorts

  • The Anthem of Our Souls

  • In the summer of 2017, LIQUID Arts and Productions LLC completed a film and community mural in the city of Watts, California, for a project titled The Anthem of Our Souls. The Anthem of Our Souls is a film which combines the creative process of a community collaborative mural, with stories depicting the issues on the hearts of the collaborators. The stories arise from individual expe[...]
  • A Place at the table

  • Kathleen Cotton (Producer/Director) 00:51:00 Saturday Nia Room 12pm When you see yourself in the past you will be assured of a place for you in the future.  Meet the African American pioneers of silicon valley that prepared a place at the table for those that came behind them. Using face to face discussions, a Place at the Table, presents the story of African American Engineers and technologi[...]
  • Nia's Shadow

  • Directed by: The Turner Brothers Running time: 22:27 min. Sunday JHC  6:00pm TRAILER 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 h[...]
  • 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. Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET Director Biography - Carl Reid Carl Reid is a writer, director, and producer with nearly a decade's worth of professional experience in[...]
  • Good Kidd

  • 15:01 by Jamari Perry in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm 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 wa[...]
  • One Last Spin

  • 19:59 by Ali Matlock in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm TICKETS 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 Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm 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. Marcel[...]
  • Lalo's House

  • 25:00 by Kelley Kali in Shorts Saturday JHC 12pm TICKETS 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. var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required [...]
  • Paris Blues In Harlem

  • 14:05 by Nadhege Ptah in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm 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[...]
  • 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.
  • Heroes

  • Friday JHC 12pm 6:00 by Arch Yee in Student GET TICKET 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, th[...]