Category archives: Shorts

  • Just Keep It 100

  • Friday JHC 12pm 7:30 by Bryan Bostic in Shorts GET TICKET 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 [...]
  • Agwe

  • 10:00 by Ina Sotirova in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm 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 [...]
  • Don't Expel the Blacks

  • 5:00 by Princess A Hairston in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm Don't Expel the Blacks is a short film about gentrification in Brooklyn. Residents in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn explain the effects gentrification has on their community. Director Biography - Princess A. Hairston Princess A. Hairston is an Emmy-nominated film editor based in New York. Her work spans across various platfo[...]
  • United States vs White Men

  • 5:24 by Princess A Hairston in Shorts Saturday JHC 4pm TICKETS The year is 2050 and the dynamics of power have changed hands. White Men are being interrogated for humanitarian crimes across the US. United States vs White Men showcases the new world order of adapting to various cultures and all races through interrogation. In order to change society, white men are now on trial and are fo[...]
  • COLOR BLIND

  • 20:00 by Max Philisaire in Student Saturday Nia Room 1:30pm TICKETS A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation. Director Biography - Max Philisaire MAX PHILISAIRE (Director) is a Los Angeles based producer, director and screenwriter. He is a U.S. Military combat war veteran best known for his mental an[...]
  • A Craftsman

  • Friday 1330 Fillmore (Lush Life Theater) 12pm 13:25 by Sanford Jenkins in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles GET TICKET Overcome with grief, a rural woodworker builds a coffin. Director Biography - Sanford Jenkins Jr. Sanford Jenkins Jr. is a writer and filmmaker, and a graduate of Morehouse College and USC School of Cinematic Arts. His work has screened at Camerimage, Palm Springs, a[...]
  • My Brother Wes

  • 15:10 by Reggie Luck in Student, Shorts TICKETS Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother’s group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega, not unlike a scene in one of their video ga[...]
  • Tabu

  • 14:12 by Justin Spray in Shorts Saturday JHC 12pm TICKETS Tabu, a school girl in rural Tanzania, is desperate to go to school to improve her chances in life but the risks she takes to get here, threaten the very thing she cherishes the most: her education. This narrative fiction was created from the testimony of young women and made by first-time filmmakers in the community of Lindi,[...]
  • The Reckoning

  • 12:48 by Chris Reese in Shorts Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET In order to save his own life, a gangbanger being held hostage must appeal to the empathy of his kidnapper. Director Biography - christopher malcolm reese Chris is an actor that is also a writer, producer, and director. He has had his films play in several festivals across the country, and his short 'The Conversa[...]
  • Birth of Afrobeat

  • 7:00 by OPIYO OKEYO in Shorts African music pioneer, Fela Kuti once said, 'Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. In this hybrid live-action/animated short, filmmaker Opiyo Okeyo documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa's most exported music genre--Afrobeat. Friday Buriel Clay Theater 3:30pm Director Biography - Opiyo Okeyo Opi[...]
  • Utopia

  • 15:00 by Aimiende Negbenebor Sela in Shorts TICKETS In this surreal drama about self-acceptance, an aspirational sunny California blond wakes up from a coma in Uganda; and no, nothing is as it seems. Director Biography - Aimiende Negbenebor Sela Director of the award-winning short films Utopia, and Asa, A Beautiful Girl, Aimiende Negbenebor Sela, aka Aimi, is a descendant of Ni[...]