Category archives: Shorts

  • No me olvidaré de ti - I Will Not Forget You

  • 11:24 by laila Petrone in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm Still struggling with loss, a caring father and his daughter are inspired by the Christmas spirit to connect with their Puerto Rican roots by reaching out to victims of the hurricane. Director Biography - Laila Petrone Peynado Laila Petrone is an Italian/Dominican filmmaker. Born in the U.K., she was raised between Rome a[...]
  • The Last Taboo

  • 12:40 by Emily M. Blake in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm An ode to Toni Morrison's, "The Bluest Eye," and based on a true story. The Last Taboo explores the themes of colorism and unrequited love through seventeen year old Jonathan, who goes mad after suffering intolerable rejection, humiliation, and pain. TICKET Director Biography - Emily M. Blake After graduating with a[...]
  • The Talk

  • 7:30 by Emily M. Blake in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm For African Americans, The Talk, is about more than just the birds and the bees. On his way to a big date, seventeen year old J.J. has a talk with his dad, but Dad couldn't prepare him for this. Director Biography - Emily M. Blake After earning a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University I earned a Master's de[...]
  • BodyMore

  • 15:01 by Shannon Shird in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm TICKETS It's a time of mounting tension when tenacious and free-spirited political activist, Carrie Cook returns home to Baltimore to protest the acquittal of police in a public and brutal killing of a Black man. An invitation to a party from a childhood friend brings Carrie’s personal life into collision with her politics as an intim[...]
  • Dara - The first time when I went to sky

  • 18:04 by Renato Candido De Lima in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm Dara is a 10-year-old black girl from the rural area of Bahia/Brazil in the 1960s. On the eve of moving to São Paulo, Dara wants to set up a swing in a cashew tree where she lives with her grandparents and her little brother. Her parents are already in São Paulo, it's time for the girl to leave. Director Biogr[...]
  • Every Nine Hours

  • 12:00 by James KICKLIGHTER in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm TICKETS A modern-day exploration of skin color and gender and how they affect one's ability to participate in relationships and society. Director Biography - Adam Margolis, Jim St. Germain ADAM MARGOLIS LA Native Adam Margolis (Director, BigMan Productions) has known he wanted to be a filmmaker since the age of 10. Graduati[...]
  • Jamaal: Through The Lens

  • 12:07 by Ian Phillips in Shorts Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET A young man from the South Bronx discovers photography as his way to escape his past history of abuse and neglect.         Director Biography Ian Phillips was born and raised in New York City. He studied Documentary Filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
  • On Mother's Day

  • 6:29 by Ellie Wen in Student TICKETS An intimate look at how mass incarceration impacts a mother on Mother’s Day. Director Biography - Ellie Wen Ellie Wen was born in Hong Kong and moved to Los Angeles when she was eight years old. She attended Stanford University and graduated with a BA in Drama and a Minor in Sociology. Upon graduation from Stanford, she moved back to Los [...]
  • Simone - Stories in Train Transfer Station

  • 24:58 by Renato Candido De Lima in Foreign TICKETS The short film "Simone - Stories in Transfer Station" brings a daily break of the Simone character. She make a date with her boyfriend at CPTM's Júlio Prestes station and waits for him for long and harrowing hours. In this anguish we enter Simone's imagination. In this, André and other males figures appear as Stereotypes in the histor[...]
  • Pride Is Costly

  • 10:50 by Shauntay Cherry in Shorts Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm An urban drama about a young man with dreams of success finds himself grappling with choices and consequences when moving back to the hood poses a threat to his future.   Director Biography - Shauntay Cherry A6901443f7 headshot Shauntay Cherry is an independent filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY who serves as pres[...]