Aug. 4

4:50 PM

Shorts Program 14

Short films that center the lives of young people from Philadelphia to Antigua to London.

77 mins.

Q&A to follow



Dir. Shabier Kirchner
15 mins., Antigua, 2018

Tiquan, A 13-year-old Antiguan, recounts bits of his daily life of his small village and community in Antigua.

Philadelphia Premiere

Short Narrative

It Must Be Paprika

Dir. Aissa Rose Gueye
12 mins., United States, 2019

Marci, a young African hijab-wearing Muslim teenager creates her own freedom when she rides on her first skateboard.

East Coast Premiere

Short Narrative


Dir. Rashad Frett
12 mins., United States, 2018

A troubled teen, KING, is sent to the United States to stay with his paternal aunt due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. During his time in the states, KING tries to reconnect with his estranged father but isn’t successful.

World Premiere


Short Narrative


Dir. Faren Humes
17 mins., United States, 2018

Best friends Milagros (Loggy) and Alex have been neighbors their entire lives in Miami’s redeveloping Liberty Square. Loggy detaches when she learns that Alex is being displaced and relocated to another community.

Best Short Narrative Nominee


Short Documentary


Dir. Khevyn Ibrahim
1 min., United Kingdom, 2018

An optimistic declaration of a young seven year old’s truth.

Short Narrative

Zahra and the Oil Man

Dir. Yucef Mayes
20 mins., United States, 2017

Zahra is a 10 year old brainy girl, who is quick wit and filled with curiosity. She is full of ideas and she wants to help her father’s struggling business of selling Muslim care products. However, Hafeez has his own strategy and he doesn’t want his daughter to disrupt his way of doing business.

Philadelphia Premiere