Category archives: Shorts

  • Building Blocks

  • 15:13 by arthur gallery in Shorts, Local (Bay Area) Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm TICKET An Oakland born filmmaker named Diggy develops conflicting emotions for an ethereal poet named Faith. After a ground-breaking night of screening his short film, he’s approached by a distributor who promises to make all his dreams come true. Amidst one-sided advice, he decides to end things with [...]
  • Night Diner

  • 8:57 by Khaled Ridgeway in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET A twenty-something African-American foodie (DEVIN), currently on vacation, uses a Yelp-like app to locate a 5-star reviewed local diner. After narrowly beating their closing time, Devin finds himself the lone customer to a too-eager-to-please Chef (PAUL) and waitress (RITA), both Caucasian. His dining experience soon[...]
  • Unalienable Rights

  • TICKETS Saturday JHC 4pm 14:00 Froi Cuesta Shorts During the mid 70’s and 80’s there existed a stench of racial inequality in the city of “Brotherly Love”. In Philadelphia there was a small, vibrant liberating organization that helped forge communal-ism and voiced the continued struggle for civil rights. The MOVE organization led by John Africa, a philosophical, magnetic and mesmerizing[...]
  • I,Coolie

  • 14:45 by Arnica Ekta Miakista in Student TICKETS The untold stories of the indentured Indian community who sailed across the seas from India to Africa. A short film documentary about a modern generation reflecting on their past history and how it shapes their future. Director Biography - Gabriella BlumbergA young talented South Africa Director who h[...]
  • Sankofa

  • TICKETS Saturday JHC 4pm This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls it’s audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born. TICKETS Director Biography - Princess Garrett Reigning from the city of brotherly love, Princess G[...]
  • Let This Be Therapy

  • 11:29 by Anthony Casanova Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm Chicago artist Brandon Breaux, best known for his series of Chance the Rapper album covers, chronicles his mission to change the negative perception of South Side Chicago through his art, as the deadline for his first exhibition in Singapore looms.
  • Crushed

  • Friday JHC 12pm 5:06 Anthony Walker New Media / Experimental GET TICKET Two persons going through the emotions that come with the loss of love and how they ultimately make peace with that reality.
  • THE VOICEMAIL

  • 1:00 by Kyle Solomon Shorts TICKETS A missed call. A tired heart. Another earth-shattering day of being Black in America. “THE VOICEMAIL” explores the everyday traumas experienced by Black people in America, told from the perspective of a son who takes heed of his mother’s warning. Part of a film scoring series by writer, director, and composer Kyle Solomon. Director Biography - Kyl[...]
  • The Lockdown Club

  • 26:45 by Valerie Alleyne-Udeozor Shorts TICKETS Six students are stuck in a classroom with their teacher while their school is on lockdown. Director Biography - Valerie Udeozor Born in Los Angeles, Valerie Alleyne Udeozor has always had a thirst for creativity. A graduate of Howard University’s school of Fine Arts, she has penned and produc[...]
  • Song For Our People

  • 55:30 by Mustapha Khan in Documentary Song For Our People tells the inspiring story of a group of socially-committed professional musical artists who come together one day to create a powerful new anthem to honor their African American ancestors, and to inspire the on-going fight for social justice in America. Featuring renowned New York studio musicians, singers, a rapper and a tap dance[...]
  • LiME

  • 11:01 by Dontai Storey in Shorts TICKETS Film Synopsis Set in the urban jungle of Compton, CA in the early ’00s, LiME tells the story of Deshawn, a young man who discovers how hard it is to walk and live in your truth after he experiences the bitterness of the real world.Lime pays Homage to the beauty of the city while juggling the sound of the drums, the sway in the walk and the [...]