2024 Short Film Hot Films

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Scars That Define Us

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With their water supply depleting, a southern black woman must overcome her own desires as she struggles to care for her elderly father's open wound during the 2022 Jackson, Mississippi Water Crisis.

Fist at Grace

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A restless, low ranking high school competitor is hellbent on receiving her first Speech and Debate award.

A 500 Mile Jouney to Santiago De Compostela: My Yes is Greater than any No

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"A 500 Mile Journey to Santiago de Compostela: My Yes is Greater Than Any No." is an
extraordinary journey of empowerment and transformation through the lens of Antonio Goodwin
in his short film documentary. This captivating film follows Antonio's courageous footsteps as
he conquers 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, defying the chorus of "no"
conversations and transforming limitations into boundless opportunities.

Subtract Nine Sundays

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SUBTRACT NINE SUNDAYS short film is an impressionistic drama based on a literary classic, where a live-in immigrant nanny’s sense of self-worth is tested by her affluent employer when he calls her in to settle his dues. This adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Wimp”, penned in 1883, is set in contemporary Texas. The narrative delves deep into societal dynamics and examines the concepts of power and personal agency. Additionally, it reflects on our increasing vulnerability and dependence upon the mercy of nature.

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Tino, a homeless drug addict aspiring to be a ballet dancer, finds hope and peril in fellow addict, Trista, while battling for the approval of his estranged father, the rigid Police Commissioner in Philadelphia. His journey ignites a passionate clash of dreams, ambition, and family ties.

Cartes

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After her boss at an environmental nonprofit asks for a standard background check, a young, anxious Malian goes to great lengths to keep her and her family’s immigration status a secret.

POST

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POST is a story of postpartum depression and the subtle and not so subtle forms it can take for a new mother.
EMMA is a new mother in denial about her postpartum depression. She is struggling with the challenges of being a new mom and coming to terms with her traumatic birth, loss of identity, and hormonal changes. When Emma's husband leaves on business she is left with her nanny NOVA. They seemingly do not have anything in common. However, they’re able to bond over their shared experience of  motherhood and the trauma that all mothers face. Through this unlikely pairing, Emma is able to come to terms with her feelings and realize she is not alone and that no mother is.

Tasveer

Proof Of Concept

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In a psychological horror, a camera left by a mysterious man haunts a young female taxi driver, fuelling relentless stalking, surveillance and paranoia.

Sweet Vincent

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A professional Jazz musician and her old lover, both haunted by grief, struggle to reconcile on the day of a life-changing performance.

GoodWill

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On a vibrant spring day in Austin, Texas, Nan, a spirited widow, hesitantly explores a senior living facility with her daughter, Shelley, and granddaughter, Natalie. Nan grapples with the idea of parting with her home of 47 years meaning memories attached will fade with them. Amidst laughter and tension, mishaps occur, but Shelley and Natalie's promises of reverence through small acts of goodwill unite the three generations in a touching display of love, like strokes of paint on a canvas.

Help Wanted

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Marnie, a recent college grad, struggles to find work in her field and desperately accepts a position at a peculiar diner, but she begins to notice a connection among the staff, locals, and unsolved disappearances.

A special day

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A shy and timid rural woman who has a domineering husband and constantly follows her husband's orders decides to Rebel. She wants to strengthen her hand to be able to slap her husband.And this relates to the earthquake that occurred in Iran thirty years ago, causing a village to completely disappear in a second. Some said it was the work of aliens, while others claimed that a mountain had collapsed vertically onto the village in a matter of seconds.
In this story, we see the tale of the woman who is constantly under the dictatorship of her husband, but now she is striving to strengthen her hand and stand up to him. For her, standing up to him is like a sentence of a great revolution.

Chicken Lady

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A lady(85s) has to get rid of a live chicken left by her dead husband after his funeral.

Saltwater

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Saltwater – After the death of their mother, two Caribbean American children embark on a weekend trip to Barbados to mourn with family. Tensions simmer beneath the surface as 18-year-old Kam and her younger brother Tashawn grapple with their mother's absence, their father's emotional distance, and the pressures from their grandmother Martine, and her traditional values. Against the backdrop of the island's beauty, the children navigate their own journey of self-discovery, connection and are forever changed by their time in Barbados.

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