Aug. 3

11:00 AM


Youth Program 1

Screening works from filmmakers ages 18 and under

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70 mins

Q&A to follow

Short Documentary

10 Years Too Long

dir. Jorj Lemay, Abdul Fields, Shadir Green and Tahjay Reynolds
7 min., United States, 2019

What will it take to fully fund Philly schools? Philadelphia high school students and teachers evaluate the impact of Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement and how it has benefited property developers while shortchanging our students and classrooms.

Philadelphia Premiere

Short Narrative


dir. George Hollyer and Danielle Ridgeway
9 min., United States, 2019

Eva’s seemingly normal day takes a life-threatening turn.

Philadelphia Premiere

Short Documentary

Code Red

dir. Eva Bassel, Rickeyna Fields, Estrella Lopez, Erika Martinez and Celeste Vaca
5 min., United States, 2018

Entering womanhood isn’t always easy. And when encountering periods, women and young girls often have to “go with the flow”. This film aims to destigmatize period talk by presenting scientific facts and personal experiences with a comedic edge.

World Premiere

Best Youth (11-18) Nominee

Short Narrative

Glitch in the System

dir. Brooke Anderson, Brandon Armstrong, Tayla Brown, Marc Cruise, Joelle Faison, Madison Hall, Michelle Hill, Justin Marine, Israel McNeil, Ade Ogunshina, Eva Ojekwe, Lily Pretyl, Gregory Smith, Ayanna White
3 min., United States, 2018

Youth media makers from Baltimore explore race bias in the war on drugs.

Philadelphia Premiere

Short Documentary

Life After Life

dir. Nadja Mogileski, Chamar Dancy-Kegler
15 min., United States, 2018

The documentary follows one family and their community as they confront the loss of a young man and recounts the resilience it takes to continue living after a tragedy.

Short Narrative

The Next Stop

dir. Jalyssa Jimenez
7 min., United States, 2019

A docunarrative inspired by true events, this film retells the stories of two women’s experience with sexual harassment on New York City’s transit system.

Short Documentary

Throwing Shade(s)

dir. Phalaen Chang, Catherine Gudiño, Imani Nahle-Salazar, Lalah Nicholson, Jackie Ramirez
5 min., United States, 2018

A short documentary focusing on the colorism and stigmas surrounding the underground drag performance art community in Los Angeles.

World Premiere

Music Video

We Are Black: A Cinematic Experience

dir. Darien Woodard and Aneesah Parker
9 min., United States, 2018

We Are Black: a cinematic experience and visual representation of black life told through film with poetry and music.

Short Documentary

We Are Now

dir. Kevin Akakpo, Merry Hailegeorgies, Carlos Escobar, Kim Gonzalez-Ramirez, Yohannes Gezahegn, Juliet Marschall, Verite Igiraneza, Gabe Hoekman
8 min., United States, 2018

Produced by eight high school students, “We Are Now” showcases the wave of youth-led activism sweeping the country and highlights several young activists who are fighting for what they believe in. Young people feel the government is unresponsive to their needs and, because they are not yet voting age, they are organizing, protesting and standing up for their rights. “We Are Now” is a rallying cry to young people everywhere, urging them to be the change they wish to see in the world.

Philadelphia Premiere

Short Documentary

What A Real Family Is

dir. Joseph Sacramento
1 min., United States, 2019

This is an artistic film that the filmmaker created to honor the people who he spends his life with, and who have made him the person he is today.

Philadelphia Premiere