Shorts Programs

Shorts: Sillage

The lingering memories that keep them alive.


*Program suitable for children.


Short Documentary

Quarantine Kids

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children has been devastating. Quarantine Kids tells the courageous story of nine year old Bria Motley, in her own words. Using previously recorded audio notes, home video and animation, Quarantine Kids is an honest testimony from a child's point of view.

  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Bilal Motley, Bria Motley
  • Premiere: World

Savannah Walker's fear of speaking publicly in poetry class leads her to steal her mother's magical golden hoops, believing that they'll help her overcome her fear.

  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Kasey Elise Walker
  • Premiere: Philadelphia

Short Narrative

One Magenta Afternoon

The lesson is love: when Pop Pop and his grandson, Les, play jazz, they summon six queer spirits and tumble through their memories.

  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Vernon Jordan, III
  • Premiere: East Coast

A young boy wrestles with his imagination as he learns about his estranged father through a visit to his stepbrother's home.

  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Morgan Mathews
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Closed Captioning

Short Documentary

My Parents' Bazaar (El Bazar De Mis Padres)

According to the Indian family tradition, the eldest son is obliged to take care of the business and his parents in case any serious problem affects the family.

  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Country: Spain
  • Director: Rakesh Narwani
  • Premiere: North America
Closed Captioning

Screening Partners

Big Picture Alliance
Outfest – One Magenta Afternoon


All Access Pass

Access to all festival screenings, including in-person and online screenings. ($250)

Virtual Pass

Access to all online screenings. ($125)

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