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The Summers of your Winter

The Summers of your Winter

Narrative Short Film
Sara, a teenager who has suffered from her mother's deep depression and her constant suicide attempts since she was a child, receives the opportunity to travel to the past and experience first-hand with her, the moments that marked her and made her what she is now.
MADHAVI

MADHAVI

Narrative Short Film
An Indian divorcée, struggling to raise her daughter, is forced to confront her violent and painful past at a lunch gathering with old friends.
Danceable

Danceable

Student Film
Who does dance belong to? Danceable weaves together portraits of three dancers with disabilities: Lark, a deaf performer; Janpi, who uses a wheelchair; and Marci, a teacher with Down syndrome. They reject societal limits imposed on them, and through dance, interviews, and archival materials, we learn of each performer's journey. They reveal the struggles of growing up disabled, how they found dance, and why they love it. Their journeys exemplify how dance can serve as a tool for healing, liberation, and building community as they share their passion through teaching.
Trying

Trying

Narrative Short Film
She expected getting pregnant would be easy. Then she started trying.
Remedial

Remedial

Narrative Short Film
"Remedial" is a coming-of-age narrative drama that centers around a young British boy who relocates to Houston, TX with his mother after a devastating and unexpected loss. After enrolling in a new school, his new homeroom teacher is forced to make a difficult decision when his behavior becomes increasingly disconcerting.

Inspired by real events, this film observes one of the loneliest disorders that children recovering from life altering traumas face.
Kamathipura

Kamathipura

Animated Short
Named after Mumbai’s decaying red light district, "Kamathipura" follows the nervous virgin Sid as he makes a pilgrimage of sorts to a much-vaunted temptress in the area. But the mythical seductress has other plans. She turns Sid’s first time into a terrifying supernatural ordeal, where he is forced to reckon with the violence and sexual slavery that ensnare Kamathipura’s workers.
Mute

Mute

Student Film
Written and directed by 2022 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Ashley Meier, "Mute" tells the story of a young girl who tries to stand up for others in a world where she is stripped of her voice. As her father falls ill, she is faced with the decision to advocate for herself and her community.

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp
Passenger Seat

Passenger Seat

Student Film
A young Pakistani girl from Queens, New York finds her relationship with her shifting as his taxi business starts to decline with the rise of ride-share apps.
Champion

Champion

Narrative Short Film
It’s 1997. A major financial crisis is brewing in Korea, and 9-year-old Jimin has just moved to America. She arrived in California as part of a Korean "goose family," a term for when the father stays behind in Korea to make money, while the rest of the family goes abroad for an English education. Newly living in a dingy motel room with her mother and brother, Jimin struggles to adapt and refuses to speak to her father, angry that he stayed behind. However, when all hopes that he can join them in America dissipates, Jimin must gather the courage within herself to take the next steps forward.
The Good Advice Cupcake: Forgiveness

The Good Advice Cupcake: Forgiveness

Web Series
The Good Advice Cupcake is the internet’s favorite aggressive cupcake. Here, Cuppy gives extremely important advice on how to handle anger and forgiveness in romantic relationships… with a timely example from her partner, Bun.
Pigeon

Pigeon

Narrative Short Film
Pigeon is a dark comedy about Liz, a woman in her forties dealing with the aftermath of a breakup around the worst time of year to do such a thing: the holidays. After all, tis the season to experience depression. Juggling her emotionally-absent-but-trying father and her feelings, Liz is faced with the most unlikely mirror: a wounded Pigeon.
Unthinkable Conversations - SHORT FILM

Unthinkable Conversations - SHORT FILM

Narrative Short Film
Almost a year into a lawless war Amy and Jack have given up hope of anyone coming to help them. Hiding in their once beautiful home with their three young children, they are now starving . The violence rages around them and in the brutal world outside there is no value in anything except the lives of children. Bought and sold as cattle Amy and Jack begin to face up to the reality that the only way to save two of their children is to sell one.

*** Trailer Coming Soon ***
Savage Dawn

Savage Dawn

Narrative Short Film
Tom Havis, a Civil War veteran, has had his life torn apart by the mysterious murder of his family. He ventures out and seeks revenge on the man who did this. After being on the road for weeks, all of his personal possessions stolen from him, he finds a lonely homestead in the mountains of California. Unable to stay on his feet, he is brought into the house by a young woman, Grace. They both know the murderer who killed Tom’s family is still out there and headed their way. Will they both survive the night?
Myth Taboo & Pleasure

Mythe Tabou & Volupté

Myth Taboo & Pleasure

Documentary Short
This film tract, poetic and political, is focused on the reconstruction of a woman through dance. Her performance addresses, through the edifying prism of excision, the subject of the crushing of women by men, since the dawn of time.
Spiritual Cyphers: Hip Hop and the Church

Spiritual Cyphers: Hip Hop and the Church

Documentary Short
Ariyan Johnson shares her personal journey about the struggles and triumphs of her two conflicting loves, Hip Hop and the Church. Through research and interviews with pastors, historians, artists, and pioneering women hip hop dance artists, the film explores the burgeoning industry of Hip Hop and its challenge for acceptance within the Church. Spiritual Cyphers is a love story told through, the director- Ariyan Johnson's experiences of her two loves. An account of her coming-of-age journey where the issues of becoming her true authentic self became a struggle as she used her talents in the worlds of Hip Hop and the Black Church. The difficulties of her coming-of-age story in the turbulent times of the late 1980s-90s are discussed with challenges stemming from standing in the gap with the fight against gender biases, her invisibility she felt within the burgeoning industry of Hip Hop, and her own acceptance. Not much has been explored concerning how African American women dancers were a part of Hip Hop’s history or how its culture intersects with spirituality until this film.

The year 2023 marks Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary, however, not much has been explored concerning how Hip Hop culture intersects with spirituality. Today Hip Hop has become a global phenomenon and African American women were a part of that history, but in the beginning, there was resistance. What similarities to the Blues and Jazz of generations past does Hip Hop share with the Church and the youth? In the late 1980s and 1990s, the Black Church was a staple of the African American community, and Hip Hop, an African American creation, clashed. Spiritual Cyphers: Hip Hop and the Church is the first installment in the documentary film series exploring this era with a visit to the Black Christian Church where correlations of the elements of Hip Hop between the Emcee are made to the Preacher, the Deejay as the Worship Music, the Graffiti (the art and style) as Black Church aesthetics, the B-Boy/B-Girl as the Liturgical Dance Ministry, and Knowledge as the Word of God (Bible). Culture penetrates all…

We find liberation becomes a "dance" toward deliverance that sheds light on this untold story of American History.

Hawawshi

Hawawshi

Student Film
Frida is taking her friend to an Egyptian fast food place in NYC. At the restaurant, she witnesses a white guy sexually harassing a latin girl. She confronts the guy and tries to help the girl, but no one is confirming what she says. The latin girl escapes the scene when she hears that the police are coming. Farida catches up to the girl outside only to be shocked by the fact that not everyone has the luxury of protecting themselves.
Amplifying Feedback Loop

Amplifying Feedback Loop

Animated Short
Logline:

Unfolding visual poetry loops and transforms, advocating for the need for sustainable futures and community action.


Synopsis:

Amplifying Feedback Loop is an animated short film featuring contextualizing the magnifying "domino effect" of the causes and effects of the Climate Crisis. Presenting the human causality of a deteriorating biosphere, poetic visuals present the intensifying real-world outcomes and guide towards de-escalation through unified community-led solutions.
A Thin Line Between Black and White

A Thin Line Between Black and White

Student Film
Written and directed by 2023 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Addison Belhomme, A Thin Line Between Black and White tells the story of Ayanna, a teen activist in Chicago who never backs down from a challenge. After a classmate of hers is told to cut off her locs in order to compete in a wrestling match at her school, Ayanna posts a video calling people from all over to protest this injustice with her. After seeing that her protest video hasn’t gotten the attention she’d hoped, Ayanna comes home one day after school and her uncle informs her that he’s bringing over a special guest to dinner. Ayanna has prolific visions of who this guest is and what’s going to happen at this dinner. The doorbell rings and it’s revealed that the special guest is in fact, a white woman and her name is Kathy. As an activist, Ayanna immediately doesn’t like this woman. Kathy represents the opposite of what Ayanna is fighting for. The dinner begins, awkwardly as Ayanna is not shy about expressing to her how she feels about this situation . Soon enough, Kathy proves to Ayanna that she may know more about Black history and culture than Ayanna thought! On top of that, Kathy reveals that she shared Ayanna’a protest video to her social media page and got it to over 1 million views. In the end, they all come together, and bond over passion for this important cause.

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp
Blue Rain

Blue Rain

Narrative Short Film
After giving birth, Saar flees into what could have been her future. When the safe delusion is overtaken by harsh reality, everything becomes unbearable.
Rising From The Fall

Rising From The Fall

Documentary Short
"Rising From The Fall" is a documentary interview film about Vietnamese Americans and their parents, grandparents, children or relatives. The interview will be about the journey of coming to America or growing up in America and sharing stories of the Vietnam war. It's a collection of stories of coming to America or growing up in America. Our purpose is to create dialogue between old and new generation to understand the struggles that both are facing. We want to help other cultures feel relatable and start their own conversation
NAMBA: A Japanese American's Incarceration and Life of Resilience

NAMBA: A Japanese American's Incarceration and Life of Resilience

Social Justice Projects
An award-winning coming-of-age journey in the midst of war and bravery, Namba introduces us to May Namba, a Japanese American woman incarnated during WWII. It’s a portion of American history not often told.

We learn the story of May Namba, narrated by her granddaughter Miyako Namba. Beginning with the summer of 1941, she chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that sent Japanese Americans to prison camps, and the impact it had on those Americans.

May was incarcerated in Minidoka, one of 10 such prisons. Miyako narrates as May lost her job and her father was taken away. Yet throughout the journey, we witness May’s incredible resilience and how it forges a life of service.

May goes on to become an community organizer, working collaboratively to create community events and spaces for healing and justice. She mentors many local youths who go on to become the leaders they are today.

In the film, May, Miyako and other members of the Namba family travel to the Minidoka site. Miyako struggles to walk May’s journey. She imagines what she would bring with her in the limited luggage allowed, makes a mattress of hay in a horse stall for a bed, and visits many of the locations that shaped May’s life.

May Namba’s patriotism, resilience, perseverance, and leadership is an inspiration for us all.
Sliding Away

Sliding Away

Narrative Short Film
Worn down by her husband's erratic behaviours, Maddy struggles to make sense of the downfall of her marriage. Frustrated to constantly doubting her perceptions and reality, she sets a spying device on her laptop to follow his conversations with his lover, Rita. The discovery of Dean’s hidden life brings her question his real intentions for her wellbeing. She must now decide if conforming to his sadistic desires would keep her safe from tipping to the edge or run for her sanity.

*Inspired by true events
The Draft

The Draft

Narrative Short Film
THE DRAFT is a 7min sci-fi short which uses the exciting setting of a TV lottery to address the lack of freedom women can face when it comes to motherhood.
In a future world under strict population control, a strong, independent, fertile Kate is drafted to have a baby. Unlike her best friend Jessica, Kate doesn’t want to be a mother and suffers. Her personal choice is taken away at each step and when she wants to gift her opportunity away to Jessica, she cannot because her fertility is a commodity and the presumed fairness of a lottery is society’s way of maintaining equality and exerting control. While the two best friends are ripped apart, unable to follow their dreams, they succeed in awakening the audience and reveal the faults in the system.

THE DRAFT is meant to evoke a debate around the lacking freedom of choice women still face today. A woman should have complete control over her body but we can be scorned for not doing what others - and society - consider to be our duty, our purpose as women. This film is about what can happen when our right to be childfree by choice is taken from us. Equality demands that we as women and men respect each other’s individuality and choices, whether that’s becoming a mother or not.
Odd/Even

Odd/Even

Web Series
In the near future, people only wake up in either odd-numbered years or even-numbered years and hibernate in “The Capsule” during their inactive period. A promising young actress outsmarts her lover and escapes from a toxic relationship on the last day of 2043.
A Little Vacation

A Little Vacation

Narrative Short Film
After a suicide attempt, a young woman is admitted to a psych ward where she finds community, safety, and reprieve from the real world only to be released without a tangible way to move forward.
Free (Asatoma Mantra mix)

Free (Asatoma Mantra mix)

Music Videos
Women are magical, cosmic, life-giving beings. As the ancient Sanskrit Asatoma mantra suggests, when we are led to our truest nature—our eternal self (soul), we are liberated from the limits and judgements of the physical world. We are unbreakable, untameable. We are Free.
Where Can We Live In Peace?

Where Can We Live In Peace?

Documentary Feature
“WHERE CAN WE LIVE IN PEACE?”: The Migrant Crisis.

This documentary about the Central American migrant crisis – was filmed in the ABBA migrant shelter which was founded by Pastor Ignacio Ramirez in Celaya, one of Mexico’s most dangerous towns.

The migrants ride illegally on freight trains (La Bestia.) Often there are accidents, and they lose limbs. Their dreams are shattered. The ABBA shelter is unique in that it looks after all those who have suffered accidents. The amputees have even formed a band. Pastor Ignacio is now hoping to acquire a large piece of land which can be a sanctuary for them as they heal. It’s an incredible example of what is possible.

So far 3 rough cut screenings in Mexico of “Where Can We Live in Peace?” have raised $41,000.00 US for workshops (medical, therapeutic, art therapy, digital learning) on the new land so the amputees can learn new skills. Jackson hopes that screenings across the US and Canada will raise more funds.

Director Judy Jackson has made over 100 documentaries about human rights and social justice (for the CBC, TVO, Knowledge network in Canada, and BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK.) They have won over 60 international awards. Many have also created ripples of change. For example, a documentary for the BBC, but shown around the world which showed that police in Guatemala City were shooting street children wa

However, this documentary had no budget. It happened like this:
Following personal tragedies Jackson read many books about bereavement.. One book resonated – “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. He lost his fiancée and his parents in a concentration camp. He survived but noticed that those who did best were those who helped others. This led Jackson to pick up a camera, learn to edit, and to make “Where Can We Live in Peace?” about migrants who are forced to leave their homes because of poverty, gang violence and climate change, and are searching for a place where they can bring up their children in peace and safety.


Note: We are still completing a final mix.
Wendy

Wendy

Narrative Short Film
Wendy can see the exact way she wants things to go in her head, but when she opens her mouth everything seems to fall apart. So, when she develops a secret crush on Cassie, the lead actress in her middle school production of Romeo & Juliet, the stakes are higher than ever. Can she summon up the courage to let Cassie know how she really feels? Or is the risk of humiliation just too high?
One of The Guys

One of The Guys

Narrative Short Film
When Mel visits her musical collaborators for a studio session, a shocking revelation brings the dynamics of their friendship into question
March Forth

March Forth

Narrative Short Film
A fictional tale based on the true story of twenty-two (22) women whose bold actions and visionary leadership changed their campus, their country, and the world.
Storming Caesars Palace

Storming Caesars Palace

Documentary Feature
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — until now. When Ruby Duncan loses her Las Vegas hotel job due to a workplace accident and accepts public assistance, she discovers firsthand the stigma and harassment by an over-zealous, fraud-obsessed welfare department. With Mary Wesley and Alversa Beals, Ruby creates a welfare rights group to fight for an adequate income, dignity, and justice. They, along with low-income mothers across the country, form the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) with the support of George Wiley, a chemistry professor-turned-activist and Frances Fox Piven, a radical social-scientist. Together, the mothers of the NWRO introduce a Universal Basic Income campaign with feminist Gloria Steinem at their side, at the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972.

STORMING CAESARS PALACE shares the story of how a group of ordinary low-income mothers launched an extraordinary grassroots movement for economic justice and Black women’s empowerment in the 1960s and 1970s. This film reveals the roots of today’s movements, highlighting the experiences of Black women organizers from one of the most challenging and forgotten feminist, anti-poverty movements in our history, and places it in the limelight, where it will inspire, embolden and honor the women whose courage, tenacity and dreams could not be quashed, against all odds.
Always on your Toes

Always on your Toes

Student Film
Women live in a world of fear, vigilance and the fear isnt paralyzing but its omnipresent, whether you are walking out of work in the dark or asking a friend to watch your drink.
The Good Word

The Good Word

Narrative Short Film
A young mother repeatedly rebuffs two religious missionaries.
Taking Back August

Taking Back August

Student Film
A film star clinging to her dying career is confronted by her biggest fear… her son. As she auditions for the role of Hamlet, life begins to imitate art when her estranged son arrives unannounced at her coastal estate. Forced to confront past guilt and present fears of motherhood, she stands on the precipice of what it means “to be or not to be” as a woman who wants it all.
GrownUp

GrownUp

Animated Short
A peculiarly precocious boy whose perfectly well-adjusted life comes to a halt when his long lost father returns to make amends.
The All Aroundz

The All Aroundz

Student Film
Written and directed by 2023 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Avery Kelly, The All Aroundz focuses on the story of two women, LaNiya Jenkins, and Toya Charles. The two grew up as the best of best friends, jumping double Dutch together, and creating their very own team, The All Aroundz. The two spent all their time at The Spot, the local Rec Center that served as their home away from home. Then...the two had a huge fallout. But fast forward 30 years later, the women are reuniting for the first time, after learning their beloved safe space, The Spot, may be shutting down. The two now have to put their petty feud aside to work together to protect the place they love, bringing their old team back together and saving The Spot and their sisterhood.

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp
Stronghold

Stronghold

Narrative Feature
A young woman who has lived in the woods with her Mother for as long as she can remember, meets a stranger who makes her question everything she thought was real.
Birdhouse

Birdhouse

Narrative Short Film
A curious young boy and his family arrive at an AirBnb filled with birdhouses that are both whimsical...and haunting.
One weekend

Un finde

One weekend

Narrative Short Film
“One weekend” could be defined as the visual description of ‘ghosting’ someone. This short film reminds us that ‘virtual’ is not an antonym for ‘real.’
Good Grief

Good Grief

Narrative Short Film
After Amber's father passed away, nothing was really the same. Co-workers, friends, and even family don't seem to really understand her grief. Feeling isolated and searching for closure, Amber decides to spread her father's ashes off of a sea cliff. However, things don't exactly go to plan when she has an awkward meet cute, the one person who truly understands her grief.
Woman Meets Girl

Woman Meets Girl

Narrative Short Film
As cocktails lead to revealing conversation, chemistry builds between Annabelle, an awkward in her own skin, forty-two-year-old woman and Tessie, an extroverted, eighteen-year-old sex worker. A surprising moment soon introduces the possibility of deeper connection.
Pinch

Pinch

Narrative Short Film
A short coming-of-age drama about a student in her final year of high school who wrestles with an eating disorder. She hides her mental health struggles from her mother and continues to be overwhelmed by the pressures of life as her health quietly declines.
Romanova

Romanova

Narrative Short Film
After a brutal attack destroys her unit, a wounded soldier makes a perilous journey through an unforgiving wilderness to end a war, aided by an enemy combatant she once scorned in the name of patriotism.
Bliss and Sad

Bliss and Sad

Student Film
A young girl has been arranged a marriage by her parents without asking or seeing this man, but she realizes this whole marriage is actually a conspiracy.
The Sperm Bank

The Sperm Bank

Narrative Short Film
Newly diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer, 23-year-old Rob must now take the first big step…masturbate into a cup to protect a future he isn’t sure exists.
Your Voice

Your Voice

Narrative Short Film
Suki Tang is a Chinese American high schooler. She is confident with her identity until a racist incident occurs at her school. Suki discovers new things about herself while finding her own voice.
Dancing Amid Fire, Rising Above Ruins

Dancing Amid Fire, Rising Above Ruins

Animated Short
Tara is a little girl from Iran's Kurdish ethnic group. Life and death are intertwined in her life. When their mothers visit the graves of loved ones lost in state violence, war and bombing after Iran revolution in 1979, she and her friends play hide and seek in the graveyard back stones and trees. Tara receives a fantastic gift for the New Year, the red shoes she has always desired. She dances joyfully and adores shoes so much that she sleeps with shoes. The bombs and conflict intensified the following morning. Tara loses her shoe companion as she and her family seek refuge in shelters. 42 years later, Tara is now a grown woman who lives in Norway with her young daughter. Many women and men gathered in front of Norway's parliament, cutting their hair in solidarity with the Iranian women's movement in 2022, and singing the slogan "woman, life, freedom." Tara goes to a shopping center with her little daughter after the march, and her daughter chooses the exact shoe that Tara lost 42 years ago. Tara purchases shoes for her. Tara has spent many years attempting to provide her kid with everything she has been denied in her country as a girl. She survived to just give a better life to her daughter in a free and democratic society.Tara is a little girl from Iran's Kurdish ethnic group. Life and death are intertwined in her life. When their mothers visit the graves of loved ones lost in state violence, war and bombing after Iran revolution in 1979, she and her friends play hide and seek in the graveyard back stones and trees. Tara receives a fantastic gift for the New Year, the red shoes she has always desired. She dances joyfully and adores shoes so much that she sleeps with shoes. The bombs and conflict intensified the following morning. Tara loses her shoe companion as she and her family seek refuge in shelters. 42 years later, Tara is now a grown woman who lives in Norway with her young daughter. Many women and men gathered in front of Norway's parliament, cutting their hair in solidarity with the Iranian women's movement in 2022, and singing the slogan "woman, life, freedom." Tara goes to a shopping center with her little daughter after the march, and her daughter chooses the exact shoe that Tara lost 42 years ago. Tara purchases shoes for her. Tara has spent many years attempting to provide her kid with everything she has been denied in her country as a girl. She survived to just give a better life to her daughter in a free and democratic society.
elephant

elephant

Narrative Feature
Witnessing is remembering. Remembering is witnessing.

A woman witnesses a murder of a young boy by a police officer and suffers from a prolonged mental breakdown that renders her incapable of leaving her apartment. A meditation on Black mobility and the terror of moving through space, time, and collective mourning.
Remixed

Remixed

Narrative Short Film
Liz is at an all-time low; she’s confused about her future with her husband Brendan, and the baby they’re expecting. Letting cold feet get the best of her, she’s falling back into irresponsible habits, starting by moving in with her best friend Aubrey…and away from her normal life.
While packing, Liz and Aubrey discover a box labeled “Owen” (Liz’s deceased older brother). In it, they find an audio-guided bucket list that was made for his friends to complete…but 15 years ago. Liz and Aubrey recruit their friend Isaac to complete the initial challenges, which were clearly created for 20-somethings rather than tired adults in the middle of their own personal crises.
Whisked away on this adventure, they rediscover their love for each other, address their unhealthy coping mechanisms since Owen’s death, and honor the final wishes of their long-lost friend.
Karam Camera

Karam Camera

Documentary Short
Two Syrian refugee girls make their first films.
Breakup Weekend

Breakup Weekend

Narrative Short Film
Breakup Weekend is the coming-of-age drama following Amira and Luca who after five years of dating, decide to end their relationship after their first year of long-distance. Before they leave each other’s lives to grow as young adults, they spend one last weekend celebrating their love and trying to get closure. Amira, back home from art school, goes to Luca’s house for their last weekend together, hoping to stay firm in accepting Luca’s desire to break up. Meanwhile, Luca is struggling with his decision to break up with Amira. As the night continues, the two remember why they love each other and almost reconnect romantically. The moment of reconnection breaks when Amira tries to regain control of her emotions. The two get into a heated argument that allows both to share their feelings about the relationship, and more importantly, why they cannot stay together. The film ends on the first night of the breakup weekend with the pair reminiscing on old memories, living in their decision, and finding comfort in their new friendship post-breakup.
Beneath a Mother's Feet

Beneath a Mother's Feet

Narrative Short Film
Over a tumultuous thirty-six-hour span, a young Moroccan woman faces the monumental decision to leave her children, pushing against societal constraints. Merging realism with surreal elements, the narrative plunges into her emotional depths. Drawing from the director's own family history, the film highlights the complexities of maternal sacrifice and defiance against patriarchal norms, urging viewers to reflect and identify fragments of their own narratives.
BACKLOG

BACKLOG

Student Film
The true story of a young collegiate woman who tried to find justice for three years for her shelved rape kit—only to become the key witness in the Senate hearing to end the rape kit backlog. Can she trust the system that betrayed her?

In 2006, Mallory Newell (all names changed) was brutally assaulted and date-raped on her 21st birthday. The next day, she underwent a painful scientific 4-6 hour medical examination to collect clinical evidence. But because of the bureaucracy of the justice system, the police shelved her evidence and evaded her for almost two years, claiming the case to be “unwinnable.” But Mallory continued to help survivors, working at a rape treatment crisis center, where she is asked to advocate to end the Rape Kit Backlogs.
Eventually, she finds insurmountable courage to become the key witness at the Senate Judiciary hearing in 2010.
Good Girl

Good Girl

Narrative Short Film
After ending a six year relationship, a well-behaved, Jewish, OBGYN decides to turn her brain off and her body on by exploring BDSM; instances of which are popping up in the most unusual places.
Sunrise RUBY - The Pilot Episode

Sunrise RUBY - The Pilot Episode

Narrative Short Film
A young American woman flees from the altar on her wedding day, overwhelmed with a deep sense of loneliness. Desperate for a new beginning, she's off to Mexico City with plans to live with her adopted family - her absent-minded father and controlling stepmother. However, her heart breaks when she discovers her dad cannot be trusted. Their relationship gave her, her sense belonging, and now she literally doesn't know where to call home. Thanks to an absurd sequence of events, she meets the eccentric IÑÁRRITU FAMILY who inadvertently come to her rescue. This foreign family and unknown culture may be exactly what she needs to break out of her girlhood mentality and back into her own empowerment.

Something New

Something New

Narrative Short Film
On a tumultuous wedding day, five women prepare to walk down the aisle while a teenage bridesmaid probes about what really happens on the wedding night. A subversive and political take on the rom-com genre that reveals the disturbing truth behind one bride’s pre-nuptial cold feet.
buna

buna

Narrative Short Film
An infatuated African-American chef creates an imaginary romantic relationship with an Ethiopian chef across the street—but her fantasies soon begin to overpower her senses, causing her to lose her grip on reality.
Tweezers

Tweezers

Narrative Short Film
It may seem like the most difficult thoughts to reckon with are those you have when looking in the bathroom mirror. But often, the hardest task is navigating how to share them with your closest friends. In Tweezers, Julianne and Andrea take on the everyday highs and lows of what it’s like to tackle their mid 20s as women living in LA. Thank GOODNESS they’re best friends and roommates!! Largely autobiographical, the two explore body image, authentic female friendship, and the nonlinear path of self-growth.
Delbar

دلبر

Delbar

Narrative Feature
In a village in Iran, a little girl named Tila marries a man the same age as her father due to the family's poverty, and after a few years, Tila gives birth to a daughter named Delbar.
Due to the big age difference between Tila and her husband, they do not have a good relationship and her husband humiliates her a lot. Now Delbar is a beautiful five -year-old girl. One day, Delbar leaves the house to play with the neighborhood children and never returns. By the way, Tila's childhood friend named Omid has come to this village to save Tila from her cruel husband and take her with him. Delbar is lost and finally her body is found by police officers...
This movie is based on a true story. In Iran and some parts of the world, child and teenage marriage is prevalent and unfortunately the rights of children and teenagers are not respected.
xo, Marisol

xo, Marisol

Student Film
Luna, a young Latina who often daydreams about a more exciting life while working at her mother's diner, is thrilled to discover an old diary written by Marisol, a Mexican woman from the 1970s. Instantly captivated, Luna imagines herself in Marisol’s adventures, inadvertently neglecting her work responsibilities. In a heated argument fueled by the diary's distractions, Luna's mother confiscates it, leaving their relationship deeply strained. As Luna spends time without the diary, she reflects upon her relationship with her mother, her personal ambitions, and her family obligations. Through a heartfelt apology, Luna successfully repairs the bond with her mother, fostering an understanding of their respective needs and desires.
Bazigaga

Bazigaga

Narrative Short Film
1994, Rwanda. As the civil war rages, Bazigaga takes in a father and daughter hunted by the militia.
Object of Desire

Object of Desire

Student Film
When an Asian American woman takes a karaoke hostessing job for some quick cash, she finds herself unable to escape men with a relentless asian fetish.

Object of Desire is a dark comedy that explores the eerie underbelly of nightlife and how a woman must navigate performing stereotypes to survive.
Balikbayan

Balikbayan

Narrative Short Film
A Filipina immigrant grapples with the physical distance from the family she left behind and the cultural disconnect from her daughters in the United States.
Ivan

Ivan

Narrative Short Film
Set in Grand Cayman in 2004, Grace (Sasha Lane) finds herself acting as Mom and Dad when her husband prioritizes his political campaign over their family's needs. Unwilling to sour her daughter's opinion of him, Grace navigates the fragility of parenting in a tumultuous climate as an unexpected danger descends upon them.
Before Marriage

Before Marriage

Web Series
In this romantic comedy a couple starts planning a life together but their ideas for partnership may be too far apart.
Rear

Rear

Narrative Short Film
When a teacher leaves bruises on a child, an objecting mother unintentionally starts a debate on the use of school corporal punishment in her southern black community.
DYING FOR GOLD

DYING FOR GOLD

Documentary Feature
South Africa’s wealth and white privilege has been funded by large scale maiming and killing of people by the gold mining industry.
Today gold miner communities across Southern Africa have nothing to show for the wealth they produced except extreme rural underdevelopment and the world’s worst epidemic of TB and silicosis. 

Through testimonies from communities in mining families throughout Southern Africa and extensive use of contrasting archive materials DYING FOR GOLD tells the story of how we have arrived at this extraordinary situation. DYING FOR GOLD brings to the surface the real cost of South African gold.
Hello to Me in 100 Years

Hello to Me in 100 Years

Animated Short
What was Taiwan like 100 years ago? What will it be like 100 years from now? Maybe there will be flying cars, and many things can be done by machines. Maybe we will live under the sea or in space. However, will advanced technology make us happier?

The film incorporates historical audio-visual materials, children’s interviews, and paintings to build a fantasy world of the future. From the microscopic to the macroscopic, from the individual, the society, to the universe, and finally back to the individual to focus on the richness of the spiritual world. No matter how the world and technology change and progress, one thing will not change ─ Life needs each other, so that we won’t be alone.
Sincerely, Your Friend

Sincerely, Your Friend

Narrative Short Film
Based on a true story, Nia reads aloud a letter from the heart that details her true feelings when it comes to battling her mental health.
Dear Simone

Dear Simone

Narrative Short Film
A strained relationship between two siblings transforms when one of them starts secretly writing to the other, posing as their therapist. When the ruse leads to the reveal, it turns out both siblings have some confessions to make.
ICONS

ICONS

Music Videos
Inspired by the iconic skyline of New York City, "ICONS" is a 16-minute music-film created to accompany the triumphant single release of Sophia Amato. Shot on 16mm, the film offers a raw glimpse into the diverse communities of ballroom, sports, adult entertainment, and street culture. ICONS celebrates some of the extraordinary individuals who make New York City a beacon of creativity and self-expression.
Jess Plus None

Jess Plus None

Narrative Feature
Jess is the reluctant maid of honor at her best friend’s off-the-grid wedding in the woods, where she must face her more successful college friends, the obnoxious hedge-fund-managing bro of a groom, and the perfect, beautiful woman who recently broke her heart. But when someone in the wedding party goes missing, a mysterious park ranger drags Jess into the woods to search for him and Jess discovers that the strongest force of nature at this wedding might be her.
Heights and Depths

Magasságok és mélységek

Heights and Depths

Narrative Feature
The protagonist of the story is Hilda Sterczer, the widow of the internationally renowned mountaineer, Zsolt Erőss. Through her eyes we get a glimpse into the events of next few days by following Zsolt's unsuccessful conquest of the mountain, resulting in a tragedy.

Hilda is forced to follow helplessly, thousands of miles away, as her husband, participating in the Kancsendzönga expedition, becomes extremely exhausted and then ultimately dies during the descent from the mountain peak. Having been a supporter of Zsolt throughout his life, even after his death, Hilda tries to cope with the expectations of the public and the attacks of the media, with the same attitude the deceased had. However, it is precisely this compliance constraint that delays the mourning process.

It takes time for her to admit, that she needs help in dealing with the tragedy, and that she can't handle all the obstacles alone. She has to find her own identity to start laying down the foundations of her new life.
Dirty Rotten Tofu and the Gohan Girls

Dirty Rotten Tofu and the Gohan Girls

Narrative Short Film
In this Western/Anime smash up, Sushi, Mochi and Ume are on the run from Tofu, a Chinatown crime boss who wants them back “Dead or Alive.” Sushi decides the only way they will escape the bounty hunters is to kill Tofu. Ignoring the protests of Mochi and Ume, she decides she’s the best one to take him down to gain their freedom.
GABRIELA

GABRIELA

Narrative Short Film
Logline: A young undocumented Guatemalan woman dreams of joining a Country Club swim team in the American South.

Film Synopsis: It's the summer after high-school graduation and Gabriela, a young undocumented Guatemalan woman, pursues her dream of swimming for an illustrious Country Club swim team. Despite her single-minded determination, she is soon confronted with her over-protective mother’s fears, limitations on her economic and legal status, and her own self-judgment. As she attempts to find a way around the systems that exclude her, Gabriela is propelled on a journey towards self-acceptance. Gabriela is a quiet and poetic coming-of-age story that explores themes of identity and class differences in the American South.
no but i want to

no but i want to

Narrative Short Film
After breaking off an engagement, Gwen, a commitment-phobe, tries to commit to a date.
Girlhood

Girlhood

Student Film
Freshman Mia's first high school party makes her question whether she is ready to trade her world she loves of skating and sleepovers for her best friend’s new world of boys and booze.
REFUGIA - EPISODE 1

REFUGIA - EPISODE 1

Narrative Short Film
A Refugia is a place of refuge where species survive through crisis.

More than ever, now is the time to recognize and support those committed to the protection and preservation of these Refugia.

It is in the everyday that we find our true heroes now, those who are focused on the betterment of our place here on earth.

Through a positive lens, Liana Cornell, activates her inescapable urge to do more, and gains a deeper understanding of the current crises in nature, and the people devoted to preventing them.

From the perspective of the five elements present in every living thing – earth, air, fire, water, spirit – Refugia reveals the good work undertaken by unsung heroes, communities and companies, dedicated to nurturing nature, and preserving these pockets of protection.

Cinematically stunning, bold, personal and evocative, Refugia illuminates their rewarding stories, and inspires us to realize that we are the solution. When we react with action, we unite in a compassionate, global collective creating continuing, constructive change.

To do so is in our nature… and our nature is in us.
Heather

Heather

Student Film
Daisy, a young woman, lives at home balancing taking care of her ill and hyper-religious mom, Suzanne, and hiding a “sinful” life from being known. While working at a local video store, Daisy finds a best friend and secret crush, Meg. After an attempt to make a move on her goes horribly wrong, Daisy becomes obsessed and infatuated with Heather Brown, a VHS aerobics instructor, and begins compulsively masturbating to her tapes every night. As their connection gets stronger, Heather begins talking to Daisy through the TV, showcasing some unknown demonic quirks. Once Suzanne discovers Daisy's "sinful" secret, she smashes the Heather tape, prompting Daisy to bludgeon her mom to near-death. In a desperate attempt, Daisy finds herself returning to the video store to find a new Heather tape which she has to confront Meg to get. With her newfound strength, Daisy returns home and reunites with Heather.
PARTNR

PARTNR

Narrative Short Film
When her bionic boyfriend Ethan proposes, Jackie finally feels like she has found her happily ever after— until a chance encounter with another human shows her how messy love can really be.
Tell Me You Love Me

Tell Me You Love Me

Narrative Short Film
Based on a true story - A rooftop party for two, a brother & sister celebrate their love. She has escaped from a violent husband but her scars run deep. She makes the ultimate choice.

With Tamzin Outhwaite, Previous credits include: EastEnders, Death in Paradise, Ridley Road.

Danny Bayne, The Peripheral (Netflix) Hollyoaks,
Grease is the Word- Winner- BBC
Lifeline

Lifeline

Documentary Short
Lifeline is a short documentary film chronicling the life of one Los Angeles woman as she navigates the challenges and prejudices to lift herself out of homelessness, with the vision of one day of helping those who have lost all hope. A testament to inner strength and perseverance, her fight to stay alive, gives new meaning to never giving up.
Islandtrification

Islandtrification

Documentary Short
Islandtrification documents the journey of Kānaka Maoli families resisting predatory gentrification on Maui, Hawaii, which has a deep history of displacing locals due to economic development-agribusiness and remains the prime spot for the world elite to build their multimillion-dollar estates.
VR Screening: Reimagined Volume II: Mahal

VR Screening: Reimagined Volume II: Mahal

Animated Short
Inspired by Philippine mythology, the story focuses on Apolaki, Mayari, Tala, and Hanan, the four immortal children of the recently passed creator god, Bathala. As each of these deities wrestle with the grief of losing Bathala, their all-powerful actions create ripples throughout the universe. Can the siblings come together to defeat their own pain and learn how to accept the devastating loss before the world their father entrusted to them suffers from a celestial catastrophe?
Femme Rage

Femme Rage

Narrative Short Film
“Femme Rage” is a poetic rendering of QTBIPOC femme anger, uncensored. Visceral in its honesty, this film captures raw expressions of rage in response to multiple oppressions. Words from bell hooks and Angela Davis intertwine with imagery of Black and Brown femmes releasing screams from their depths, sharpening their tools, and marching in the streets. The Femme Rage Deity speaks in poetry proclaiming that our rage is ancient, our rage is sacred, and our rage is a tool for transformation
Four O'Clock Flowers

Four O'Clock Flowers

Narrative Feature
In the aftermath of a violent knife crime, two mothers must face their feelings of loss, guilt and revenge.
The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Social Justice Projects
Set in London and inspired by real-life events, The Nightingale follows Grace, a second-year university student, on her reckless and dangerous path through the different stages of PTSD. With unflinching honesty, the film explores the lasting impact of sexual assault and the courage it takes to overcome it.

In a society that often silences survivors, The Nightingale amplifies the voices that demand to be heard.

Grace studies Arts and Humanities at a London University. She loves Uni and sings at the student radio, where she is nicknamed The Nightingale, by her friend Michael.

Michael works as a presenter and DJ when he’s not in a lecture with Grace. He’s vibrant, charismatic and sees people’s potential.

Grace lives with Isla a friend she met on her course. Isla is caring and loyal. She’s a valued person in Grace’s life.

At the end of her second year, Grace is raped, and her life changes. With the support of Michael and Isla, Grace navigates the different stages of PTSD over the next year.
Random Check

Random Check

Narrative Short Film
When Sara, who wears a hijab, arrives on an international flight to San Diego for Comic Con, she is held up for hours by Homeland Security during a “random” check.
Sunrise Hill

Sunrise Hill

Narrative Short Film
When Yali finds herself stranded at a BART station, she has no choice but to get to know someone she otherwise wouldn't have.
Deep Field

Deep Field

Animated Short
A grandfather takes his granddaughter on adventures in space, teaching her that we are all part of this great big universe.
An Island Drifts

An Island Drifts

Narrative Short Film
Set in Singapore, a young teacher presses for the truth from a maladjusted student, the act leads to devastating results and they suffer the ignominy of losing everything that matters to them. The story holds a mirror up to society, where a mistake can derail a life in an overly pressurized world.
ALL I EVER WANTED

ALL I EVER WANTED

Narrative Short Film
Rom-com obsessed teen Christine has always longed for the picture-perfect romance - but she's soon confronted with the fact that her ideal prince charming might actually be a princess charming instead.
Entwined

Entwined

Narrative Short Film
Two people in their sixties find themselves standing in front of the same painting at a gallery. Joe is black and Lisa is white and almost 50 years ago, when in high school, they loved each other. Now they must face their troubled past, and feelings that time may not have erased.
Find Me In The Morning - Apacalda

Find Me In The Morning - Apacalda

Music Videos
This film tells the story of a tragic event that took place in the artist’s early childhood; the death of her father. He died due to a gas leak in the heating system of the room he had rented during his travels in Romania. This room was intended to share intimate moments with his mistress, a young woman who also lost her life after this encounter.

Written in the first person and from his perspective, the lyrics are based on what her idea of the last minutes of her father’s life were and the thoughts that were coming to him in that final hour. We imagined that with a dizzied mind, in an almost dreamlike state, his last thoughts were devoted to them, his family, his wife and two children that he was now leaving behind. There is a sense of guilt, shame, but also a dominating “fact of the matter” telling of what is, leaving the listener to experience a lack of resolve. A glimpse into the void that was created in that fateful moment.
Okusama

Okusama

Narrative Short Film
Japan in the 1920s. Kayo is a young housemaid working for a wealthy couple in Tokyo. The wife, around the same age as Kayo, seems to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in her beautiful house. Kayo feels a slight jealousy and admiration towards her mistress, yet the real situations for these two women might not be as they appear.
Within

Within

Student Film
Written and directed by 2022 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Sydney White, 'Within" tells the story of Bolanle, a Black teenage girl on a journey of self-discovery at an age where the opinions of others matter a little too much. When Bolanle makes a bold attempt to ask her crush out on a date, his response causes a shift in her perspective of herself. Ultimately, through the encouragement of her father, she finds solace and beauty by acknowledging who she really is within.

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp
Notre Dame de Moncton

Notre Dame de Moncton

Narrative Feature
Anna (Laurie Gagné) is about to reconnect with Jason (Thomas Lapointe), the son she was forced to place for adoption almost 20 years ago. Stressed and unable to complete this meeting, she finds refuge hiding in the basement of an elderly couple. A dramatic event brings Anna to forge an impromptu relationship with Victorine (Louise Turcot). The strange cohabitation of these two women will help them find the courage to face their trials.
Unbecoming

Unbecoming

Narrative Short Film
A woman receives a phone call from a 17-year-old girl who is strangely familiar to her. They have a few bones to pick with one another, but they also have a lot in common. Their resentments start to fade as they reminisce, but the call quickly becomes a horrible nightmare as the woman realizes where the girl is and what is about to happen to her.
LOOK BACK AT IT

LOOK BACK AT IT

Narrative Short Film
A forty-something single mother gets her groove back with a little assistance from her teenage daughter. LOOK BACK AT IT is set in Baltimore and also serves as a proof of concept for a feature film of the same name.
KOI

KOI

Narrative Short Film
A pair of koi pins reflects the unbreakable bond between two sisters and how they are connected even when one is gone.
Houminvi (eng. sub)

Houminvi

Houminvi (eng. sub)

Narrative Short Film
Despite all his mother's arguments to dissuade her, Houminvi, an Abikou child, insists and decides to go to Europe to make his dream come true. She will face dark obstacles. But saved by the ocean, she will be miraculously brought back home.
Interception: Jayne Kennedy • American Sportscaster

Interception: Jayne Kennedy • American Sportscaster

Documentary Short
A bronze-skin bombshell rocks the world of Sunday Morning Football ---millions tune in, but few know the tumultuous story of Jayne Kennedy, the first Black woman to boldly run interception on the racial lines of American sportscasting.
Bloom

Bloom

Narrative Short Film
Reserved RAQUEL and socialite SHAY are two polar opposite 14-year-old friends who share one thing in common– the desire to leave lame Augusta. They sit confined to Shay’s porch on a humid summer day in 2004, yearning to get into something. When they're invited to a birthday party later that evening, Raquel is hesitant, but Shay convinces her to tag along. Throughout the day, their friendship is tested until it comes to a boiling head on the dance floor. On this adventure of a day, they discover a rude introduction to the bittersweet pains of adolescence, navigating friendship, and building community.
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU

MAY GOD BE WITH YOU

Documentary Feature
I wonder if, between being a Jewish and an Arabic woman, I have to choose. I pay visits, again and again, to my four grandparents, Jews from Algeria and Tunisia, exiled in France in the 1960s. I am determined to confront them with the meaning of these two identities I inherited from them, seemingly so contradictory. With humor and self-mockery, I question the contradictions and the
unthoughts, and I stage the many different versions of my always rewritten family history.
In this search through a history full of holes, what are being told are frustrated relationships to memory and transmission.
See Me

See Me

Student Film
Written and Directed by 2023 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Michelle Elele, "See Me" is a documentary exploring albinism in the Black community.

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp
An Ode to Procrastination

An Ode to Procrastination

Narrative Short Film
In An Ode to Procrastination we follow the thought process of a young artist, Sarah. Sarah is trying to create what she thinks is the project of her lifetime, but procrastinates while struggling to start. The film explores relatable fears plenty of artists endure. Sarah copes with her’s by completely ignoring them - in her head, she finds a good, yet sometimes absurd, reason for everything she does or doesn’t do and sprinkles her struggles with motivational quotes all while slightly dying inside.
Hello, Muscles

Hello, Muscles

Narrative Short Film
A young girl develops muscles, but finds a different kind of strength.
RIP, LOL

RIP, LOL

Narrative Short Film
NYU Student, Willow, goes back home to Richmond, Virginia with her best friend Jackie as her support system, to see her parents and ‘celebrate’ what would have been her older brother’s 26th birthday. RIP, LOL is an examination of grief and how loss affects an entire family.
Among Us

Among Us

Animated Short
Among Us is a cut paper stop motion animation about Monsters. Like monsters throughout human cultures, Monsters embody my fear and anxiety around the ever-present abuse and horror in the concurrent political, environmental, and social unraveling that we are bearing witness to. Like the real-world monsters who perpetrate horror and destruction my monsters are not frightening to look at, it is their actions that make them monstrous.
Wave Women UK

Wave Women UK

Documentary Short
'Wave Women UK' is a short documentary that follows a group of young black women from inner city London as they embark on a transformative journey to learn how to surf. The film celebrates the determination of these women as they brave the often intimidating waters of the ocean to try something new and explore a world they had never known before. Their journey is a compelling story of strength and courage as they conquer their fears and challenge the notion that surfing is an exclusive sport. Through the lens of intimate interviews, stunning visuals, and gripping action sequences, 'Wave Women UK' captures the powerful journey of these amazing women as they courageously ride the wave of change.
Assaman

Assaman

Narrative Short Film
Assaman is a cosmic twin love story with the future. A man named Tukki meets a sky-being named Asé. Together, they become suspended in a visual and sonic examination in search of flourishing joy and self-care. What may seem a simple love story quickly expands into a kaleidoscope of introspective, interconnected and intergenerational movement and moments. Assaman holds you for 14 minutes in an Afrofuturist and Indigenous sonic vision - a hypnotic journey. Assaman means "the sky" in Wolof.

Logline: A love story with the future kaleidoscopes in a cosmic twin encounter.
To The Death

To The Death

Narrative Short Film
TO THE DEATH is a 10 minute dark comedy short about two South Asian/Australian actors in LA who are forced to fight to the death for an acting role.
EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LOVED

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LOVED

Narrative Feature
A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong with her. But she doesn't have time to worry about it: Patients are waiting at the practice, her daughter is threatening to move in with her father, her boyfriend wants to emigrate to Finland, and her self-centered mother is celebrating her 70th birthday. Ina wants to please everyone. But then everything changes.

BEST SCREENPLAY @ 39th Int'l Film Fest Munich

'Pointed, full of quiet suspense, never losing its fine line and lightness' (Filmfest München)

'Anne Ratte-Polle in brilliant top form' (Festival des deutschen Films)

'With an outstanding Anne Ratte-Polle' '...magnificently authentic' (artechock.de)

'Fine and refined' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

'The film is very funny... very truthful. The film has a beautiful tragedy. Definitely go in. Great film!' (BR KINOKINO)

'Katharina Woll handles her delightful debut feature film with the grace and sensitivity of a much more experienced filmmaker' 'excellent feature... What Woll does next should be worth the wait.' (thefilmverdict.com)

'One recognizes oneself and others perfectly in the only slightly overdrawn characters.' (film-rezensionen.de)

'intensely embodied psychologist.... sharp-tongued tragicomedy' (Tagesspiegel)

'A sophisticated character mesh of conflicting wants & needs.... The film's dialogue is sharp, believable, and goes to the heart of relationship conversations. That's what makes them so painful - and so entertaining.' (Jury Filmfest München - Almila Bagriacik, Sönke Wortmann, Ingo Fliess)

'This cleverly observed comedy shows how social constraints and contradictory expectations constrict our lives. Katharina Woll tells the story with a fine sense for the delicate pitfalls of interpersonal relationships'. (CINEMA)
Thirsty for Blood - Kat Redlus

Thirsty for Blood - Kat Redlus

Music Videos
Music video for Brooklyn-based artist Kat Redlus.
Dream City

Dream City

Student Film
Melissa takes to sliding down a pole to fund her dream salon, but after befriending the wrong newbie at work, she discovers mo' money, mo' problems
Therapy Express

Therapy Express

Narrative Short Film
Superhero EVA and sidekick ALEX arrive just as SHIRAN, an acting student, is being assaulted by her professor and mentor AMOS. Eva and Alex grant Shiran what most victims can only dream of- revenge.

This seemingly positive twist, however, brings out the real struggle for each character, causing them to turn against each other in what becomes an ultimate battle of values.

Trauma is power.
Cara Romero: Following the Light

Cara Romero: Following the Light

Documentary Short
A documentary on contemporary fine art photographer Cara Romero. An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert, CA and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Romero’s identity informs her photography, a blend of fine art and editorial photography, shaped by years of study and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective.

"Following the Light" explores Cara's development as a photographer, delves into the Chemehuevi and California Indigenous history that informs her work, includes behind-the-scenes footage of Cara's shoots, and features interviews with leading Indigenous artists: Cara herself, husband and famed Pueblo potter Diego Romero, collaborator and place-based artist Leah Mata Fragua (Northern Chumash), National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota), and more. Original musical score by Jason Goodyear.
YATRA: The Journey

YATRA: The Journey

Narrative Short Film
After the two boys she tutors go missing, a grieving widow journeys into a mythical realm to rescue them from legendary demons straight out of the Indian epics of old.

"Alice in Wonderland" meets Indian mythology.
Biking While Black: Continuing to Ride Through Decriminialization, Disenfranchisement & Gentrification

Biking While Black: Continuing to Ride Through Decriminialization, Disenfranchisement & Gentrification

Documentary Short
Short:

An important look at the joys and challenges of biking while Black and the need for a transit future rooted in justice and equity. BIKING WHILE BLACK chronicles the determination of communities and the fight to continue to ride through decriminalization, disenfranchisement, and gentrification.

Long:

Our streets and roads are facing a public health crisis and, as with many other public health crises, Black lives are disproportionately affected. BIKING WHILE BLACK: CONTINUING TO RIDE THROUGH DECRIMINALIZATION, DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION is the much anticipated follow up to the 2021 short film BIKING WHILE BLACK: HOW SAFE ARE BLACK LIVES CYCLING?, which has been shown to audiences world-wide and received won the Best Bicycling Film at the 2022 UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival in Katowice, Poland.

In this second episode, filmmaker Yolanda Davis-Overstreet takes us on a journey to explore devastating realities of Black lives on bicycles from community members most impacted, from over-policing to loss of life. We learn from local experts how this problem has been progressing and whether it is getting any better.

As a longtime activist and advocate, Yolanda knows that this problem requires more than action, but also a fountain of hope. Next we hear from community members and faith leaders about their actions to fight for safer streets, going up against city hall and the LAPD.

Finally, we are encouraged by the possibilities when communities stand together. We hear from outdoor enthusiasts across Los Angeles why Black communities are historically left out of so many outdoor activities and the importance of claiming and making safe spaces. There is so much potential for Black joy in cycling and other outdoor activities. Through love, hope and the power of grassroots community involvement, we can make the streets safer for Black lives. Please join us on this ride!
Handwritten

Handwritten

Documentary Short
After discovering old diaries and notebooks, artist Jaime Sunwoo examines her shapeshifting penmanship and wonders why she's never had a consistent style. Through playful paper puppetry and animation, she reflects on what handwriting means to her personally, its significance throughout history, and its relevance in our computerized world.
Desquamated

Desquamated

Student Film
Written and directed by 2023 Black Girls Film Camp Teen Director Terryn Pinder, "Desquamated" tells the story of a young girl named Adena who gets tired of bullies making fun of the way she looks. Using her knowledge of science she figures out how to change her appearance, but at what cost?

Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp by visiting www.blackgirlsfilmcamp.org OR on Instagram @blackgirlsfilmcamp

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