Category archives: Shorts

  • 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. [...]
  • 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[...]
  • My Mistake

  • 19:47 by Antjuan Ward in Shorts Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm While being overcome with mixed emotion, Jason sits us down to explain his story. Each part of his story is broken down as he tries to piece together what he is missing. Jason shows us how blind love can really be while the sense of guilt overcome his partner until the potentially fatal end. Director Biography - Antjuan War[...]
  • Forced

  • 18:50 by Nani Walker in Student Saturday JHC 12pm TICKETS Forced is a feature documentary film on three women forced to flee their homes when the dreaded militant group Boko Haram invaded their village in Gwoza, Borno State in northeast Nigeria, and their stories of reconstruction. The women – Ruth, Esther and Saratu – symbolize thousands of girls and women who were abducted, raped and disp[...]
  • The Big WTF

  • 20:42 by Cassondra Beasley in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm TICKETS After meeting online, a couple discovers that dating comes with several unexpected surprises and casualties at every turn.
  • Disparity: A Tale of 2 Pushaz

  • 22:31 by D. Justin Givens in Shorts Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET Meet Charlie, he's white and was just arrested for selling powder cocaine. Meet Syd, he's black and was just arrested for selling crack cocaine, Despite being caught with the same drug, the differences in their treatment will highlight how race and class influences your fate navigating the broken U.S justice sys[...]