Category archives: Shorts

  • Safe

  • 9:20 by Marissa High in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm Abby & Chris are pushed together romantically by their friends, but neither have dated within their race before. They confront their vulnerabilities and explore their relationship experiences. TICKETS Director Biography - Marissa High 67e17d1d5d headshot Marissa has written and directed for CollegeHumor and Squirrel Fight C[...]
  • Emails to My Little Sister

  • 35:00 by Solomon Mekonen in African TICKETS Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film created as part of an MA thesis project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in [...]
  • BROKEN SOULS

  • Sunday Nia Room 2:15pm 45:14 by Sanelle Sibanda in Feature TICKETS Priscilla Smith’s sanity is tested when she is separated from her beloved husband Adolph who is called for military service in Afghanistan. Left to raise their only child Sophia alone, Priscilla struggles with self-esteem issues and hopelessly uses prescription drugs to help her cope with the emptiness she feels in a[...]
  • Halimat (I'm a woman)

  • 17:20 by Okusanya Bayonle in African Saturday JHC 12pm TICKETS A young girl faces the struggles of accomplishing her goals of becoming a doctor and breaking away from the shackles of sex slavery from her mother Director Biography - Okusanya Bayonle Samson B3ba1d7f08 headshot Okusanya Bayonle Samson is a Nigerian actor,producer and director with strong emotion packed visual styl[...]
  • Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora

  • 31:38 by Sheila S Walker in Documentary Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 1:15pm Tens of millions of Africans were scattered throughout the world during the centuries of the notorious process of enslavement. The African Diasporan communities that resulted used knowledge and skills brought from Africa to contribute to the building of new societies. Torn from the world they knew, Africans and their d[...]
  • Kitwana's Journey

  • 5:45 by Ng'endo Mukii in Youth 5-12 y.o. Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm This is the story of a boy named Kitwana, A boy who laughed and played, and went to school, and did all the things that children do. One day Kitwana’s life would change and not for the better, This however, nobody knew. Director Biography - Ng'endo Mukii Ng'endo Mukii is an award-winning film director, mo[...]
  • Flight

  • 13:07 by Kia Moses in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm From Jamaica, the little island of big dreams, an inner city youth KEMAR has the biggest dream of all – to fly to the moon. At its core, this is a story that explores dreams bigger than us, what fuels them, what stands in the way of them, their ability to transport us and those around us, if they take FLIGHT. [...]
  • Murder in Mobile

  • 23:35 by Adam Fischer in Documentary Friday Buriel Clay Theater 7:30pm In 1948, in Mobile, Alabama, a black man named Rayfield Davis was beaten to death by a white man who was not prosecuted. The crime was forgotten until 2012 when a Northeastern law student was assigned to investigate - culminating in a shocking conclusion. Murder in Mobile is a film about race, murder, and one family'[...]
  • Cancelled

  • 11:31 by carl reid in Shorts 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 [...]
  • Quiet and Clear

  • 7:30 by Andre Rangiah in Shorts Saturday Nia Room 4pm TICKETS When Aurelian blocks her on Facebook after taking her virginity, 13 year-old Peezoo senses life in Franklin, Louisiana, where the water is still, is coming to a halt. As her father’s grip tightens and his glare ensnares, Peezoo feels an even greater force drawing nearer. To reclaim control over her body, Peezoo enters an arm [...]
  • 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[...]