Aug. 4

2:05 PM

Shorts Program 13

Fantastical short films that breathe new life into age-old processes like motherhood, commemoration, love, and adolescence.

78 mins.

Q&A to follow

Short Narrative


Dir. A.V. Rockwell
20 mins., United States, 2018

Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Lost Boys, must overcome memories of a tragic past and the present hazing by his peers in order to tackle larger issues dominating his young life.

Philadelphia Premiere


Short Narrative


Dir. Raafi Rivero
11 mins., United States, 2019

A young professional feels disconnected from the world around him until he meets a sprite in his dreams. When she comes under attack he must cross dimensions to save her, risking his newfound sense of purpose in life.

United States Premiere

Short Narrative

The Stranger

Dir. Damon Davis
16 mins., United States, 2018

A Stranger falls from the sky one day, in search of a castle and a Queen that was shown to him in his dream. In his search, he is taken on a fantastic voyage where he meets magical characters along the way. Will he find his castle and queen, and will they be the same as they were in his dream?

North America Premiere

Short Narrative

Suicide By Sunlight

Dir. Nikyatu
17 mins., United States, 2019

Valentina, a day-walking black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.

Best Short Narrative Nominee


Short Narrative


Dir. Keisha Rae Witherspoon
14 mins., United States, 2019

A film crew follows three grieved participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.

World Premiere