Short Film: BLACK BOYS CAN’T CRY, 4min, Drama

 

1dd4abcf0d posterJavion is a dutiful and loving black father. He is the protector and provider of the family, including his wife, daughter, and grandmother. However, he is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence. Not knowing how to deal with the trauma, he attempts to hide the behemoth inside him that is trying to break out. But not until tonight when he is finally overwhelmed, and he attacks his family while he ultimately comes face-to-face with his painful past. Only the prayerful hands of his grandmother can help channel his buried emotion from taking control.

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Short Film: MOTORBIKE THIEF, 4min., USA, Drama

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Part of the Matter of Kindness series of short films, “Motorbike Thief” tells a real life incident that happened to Michael Coffin when he discovered a stranger with his stolen bike. So enraged he confronts the assailant in no uncertain terms. Just when the situation is about to get out of hand, the anger turns empathetic and an unlikely friendship develops.

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Short Film: BOB, 2min., Russia, Drama

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He engages in playing card fraud while hiding from the stalkers and developing a new scam. His girlfriend interrupts him of this process, and he must decide what is more important to him.

  • Project Type:
    Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm

Short Film: HAZLA, 5min., USA, Drama

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He has shot his camera thousands of times and yet he has never taken a picture. An element of the disruption changes all and he begins to see for the first time, to have a look in his eyes… Finally he will make his first picture: Take it!

Written and directed by Txemi Pejenaute, was filmed during the film direction workshop given by the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi in Navarra (Spain) in June 2019.

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Short Film: EPIPHANY, 4min., Egypt, Drama

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EPIPHANY “A moment of realization”

It all begins while the 11 years old main character is lying down alone with his childish and emotional imagination on the floor waiting for an unrecognized punishment from his father while locking him up in a room.

– We can see clearly the conflict between his “psychological thinking, feelings and thoughts” and his “real emotions” from his point of view about his future if he grew up in the same environment!
– There is an unstable relationship between his aggressive, careless and irresponsible father “who’s always drunk and careless about his own child and family and how that behavior will affect the whole family environment”, and his poor mother that has the opposite attitude/personality.
– But unfortunately, his mother took the easy way, first to get out of her problems and miserable life and the more pressing reason is that she can’t even think about the idea of her kid growing up in such environment to end up just like his father, to start another loop of another depressing life.

– How the main character ”the grown-up” seeing flashbacks through his point of view and how he changed through the time jump that happened in the film “shown in the scenes” to be even worse than his careless and irresponsible father, and getting deeper and deeper until he finds himself in the deep bottom, then we can see the transition between the time jump for the character with a surprising and self-denial look while his father is locking him up in a room and closes the door on him, that moment let him think about the whole thing again but this time with another point of view.
– So, the scenes begin to reverse to show the opposite side of the story, and in some scenes we can see the other point of view for some situations between the kid’s parents. To finally see how everything changed in the main character’s mind and to see him looking directly into your eyes with “A moment of realization” look on his face.

It’s an open ending film, The idea here is to make the audience ask questions, like:
– Is it just a glimpse for the main character’s future under the influence of his environment while he is getting lock up by his father?!
– Is that all already happened and the main character “the grown up” is just remembering some flashbacks from his childhood that led him to be that kind of person?!
– What happened next?!…etc.)

Short Film: SAND IN THE SKY, 4min., USA, Drama

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Traveling with a baby is an interesting thing. They add all sorts of challenges to any trip you do. Long flights, strollers, nap schedules, and car seats all seem to pile up and complicate what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Sometimes, you may even find yourself wondering…is all this effort worth it for a baby who won’t even remember the trip? All these experiences and memories will eventually disappear, like a fading dream. So is it worth it?

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ONE TWICE A DAY, 3min., USA, Drama

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During a routine health check a doctor discovers that there’s something terribly wrong with his patient….

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Film Color:
    Color