2019 Brooklyn Short Films

(In alphabetical order)

ABOUT THE PEOPLE

Dir. Sterling Milan

Concerned pillars in the African American community meet with one goal in mind; change.

They grapple with the political and educational power structures in America, how they fit inside them and plans for their re-engineering. Their open dialogue looks to find answers to tough social issues with the resolutions and ideas arriving through moments of volatile exchanges.

The influence is not outside of us. It is us.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

ACCEPTABLES

Dir. Michele Lyman

The system of checks and balances no longer exists, as a dictator rises to power and changes the complete landscape of America. The emperor has no clothes, but no one will tell him, so life becomes more dangerous for those who are not deemed acceptable.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

THE APPLICATION

Dir. Brenda Saucedo

Have you realized that dating is the same process as applying for a job? Let Chris explain this to you…

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

BLUEBIRDS

Dir. Zolian Yunfan Hu

Casey, a wealthy architect, frustrated by the confinement of his wheelchair confronts his wife, Jayne, about his assumption that she has been unfaithful. A quarrel erupts over the nature of their marriage, and whether or not to adopt a child into a household where there is already misplaced caretaking. The fight escalates into physical violence leaving them both with a new understanding of their relationship to one another.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

COREY

Dir. Steven St. Pierre

A young dad, whose wife battles drug addiction, fights to protect his daughter and to stop the cycle.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

GREY AREA

Dir. Lance Barrett

2 people are surprised by an unexpected guest.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

IF I TOLD YOU

Dir. Dominique Nieves

When you’re as spontaneous and courageous as Vera, you have plenty of incredible stories to tell, but her most life-altering story proves the most difficult to believe.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

KHADIJAH

Dir. Princess Bey

When a destitute young woman stumbles upon a mosque one day, the leader of the establishment invites her to learn more about the faith. After falling for him, she converts to Islam and accepts his marriage proposal. But when things begin to go awry, she desperately questions if she can preserve the union.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

MURDERER

Dir. Harry Boadu

Tracy and Fatima, a Black woman and a Muslim woman, are two friends enjoying breakfast – when a news story reveals a police officer has been shot in their area. Now both friends try to play it cool with one another, while secretly fearing the worst for whom the shooter could be.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

ONE SHOT

Dir. Julius Kelly

Kenny has been scared all his life to stand up for what he thought was right, that is until he meets Rosie. Kenny decides to ask the woman he loves out on a date, but there are a couple of things standing in his way. There is her boyfriend and a robber that has other intentions instead of drinking coffee. No matter the situation Kenny has “one shot” to ask her out, will he take it? or not?

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

POSTAL

Dir. Davon Gilliam

A vet Mail Carrier takes action in solving the murder of his daughter.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

PRIDE IS COSTLY

Dir. Shauntay Cherry

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.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

ROLLING IN THE DEEP

Dir. Marcellus Cox

An award winning film inspired by true events about an African American World War 2 veteran who travels back home to South Carolina looking to achieve a goal for his late Father by having a meal at a locally famous Whites Only Diner.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY

RUOK

Dir. Jay Russell

Best friends Alex and Brian have a bitter fight, entirely via text message, when one of them sleeps with the other’s crush. But, just as things seem to settle, an unexpected development may lead to yet another riff.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

SUBPOENA

Dir. Ramon Pesante

Chris’s porn addiction prevents him from genuine intimacy with his wife. However, his life takes an embarrassing and hilarious turn after he’s subpoenaed for downloading XXX movies. Now, he must stand before a judge, and his wife, to confront the obsession in court.

Screening Time:

SATURDAY

VARIABLE

Dir. Chris Valenziano

A scientist working to discover the secrets of time travel gets a visit from a familiar face — himself, one day in the future. Now, he must follow his mysterious alter ego on a mission to correct the timeline he has created, forcing him to decide between himself, his family and the future.

Screening Time:

SUNDAY