Short Films

Short Films

Short films created by award-winning independent mediamakers from around the world.

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Short Films
  • Crown

    A harsh reality is revealed when a wild-haired, self-discovering 13 year old uncovers her mother’s secret teaching the adolescent a lesson on appreciating the beauty she already possesses.

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  • The Existential English Bull Terrier And The Marshmallow Test

    Dog conjures the teachings of Albert Camus.

  • Abysmal Ties

    Synopsis: Where love can get lost in the abyss.

    Abysmal Ties short film is written, directed and produced by Michele Adams. Cast: Chester Brinson, Cereyna Bougouneau, Debbie Reed. Produced by M, Adams Films and Malcom J. Studios. Malcolm Johnson, Cinematography.

  • Dignity

    "Dignity" is a love story between a woman and her family. However, the family's strength is tested when a moral decision must be made.

  • Ayana

    A disturbed father escapes to the desert for one final game of hide and seek.

  • I'm Sorry

    A young African American man spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to everyone near and dear to him for betraying their trust in him.

  • I'm Press

    Presly Jones, a beautiful yet insecure environmentalist goes on her first date in a very long time. With the help of her best friends, Presly gets two ear fulls of advice during the date and soon realizes the extra assistance may be more problematic than depending on herself alone.

  • Through The Eyes Of A Father

    During their senior year of high school, an interracial high school couple must make a decision on how to tackle their unwanted pregnancy. Daniel, the protagonist is desperately trying to convince Sophie to have an abortion, while she is determined to keep the baby at all costs. Watch as a summer...

  • Sundays

    Three siblings learn of and deal with a horrible family truth in three very different ways.

  • The Watery Grave

    A young man dealing with grief, experiences death and resurrection at his local church.

  • Black Boys Can't Cry

    Javion is a dutiful and loving black father. He is the protector and provider of the family, including his wife, daughter, and grandmother. However, he is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence. Not knowing how to deal with the trauma, he attempts to hide the behemoth inside him...

  • January14th

    A young couple’s anniversary takes a bittersweet turn when a police officer pulls the husband over on a questionable traffic stop. Inspired by true events.

  • Bitter Earth

    Written and directed by Nile Price, this short film is a metaphor for depression. Looking back over his life, a man sits at the edge of a pier, defeated. With misery, sadness, loss of faith, and no reason to live, the man looks for a way out. But does he go too far to where he can't come back?

  • A Natural Choice Good

    Carleen, a proud, beautiful black sister, is confronted by her boss about her hair style.

  • The Unsuperheroes

    Two college age guys decide to become superheroes overnight in their suburban town and have to summon their true powers when they end up in over their heads with some real deal crime.

  • WOW

    It’s love at first sight when Chance, a foster kid, meets Michelle, a rich man's beautiful daughter.

  • The Rose that Grew from the Concrete

    Rose is raised by her single mother, Jorja, who wants Rose to grow up to be the best version of herself she can be. In this mother-daughter love story, we watch Rose's journey about finding strength in weakness; learning resiliency through pain; and accepting failure isn’t the opposite of success...

  • Privilege

    Adetoro and Rashad, two young men from two different backgrounds living in the same neighborhood. With tension between the two men based off differences and a heated argument in the local barbershop, a situation arises that forces them to look to each other for safety.

  • Gravel Wounds

    A mother struggles with alcohol addiction tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

  • Girlfriend

    A couple has a touching conversation on social status, race, relationships and interracial dating.

  • One Sweet Night

    “One Sweet Night” tells the true story of Doctor Ossian Sweet, a 1920’s African American doctor who moves his family into an all white street in Detroit. Their second night, a mob congregates outside the house determined to force the Sweet family to leave. Prepared for trouble, Ossian received as...

  • Boy Zombie (360 Virtual Reality)

    Everyone became zombies, in future society. The boy and girl are going back to the past. And they must overcome the threat of zombies to enter Room 301 back in time.

  • Destiny's Road

    At her high school graduation party, a teenage girl, whose only chance of making it out of poverty is through college, scrambles to recover stolen tuition money before reliant family members catch on to her secret.

  • Jerome Taylor

    Homeless veteran addicted to psychotropic medications recalls moments of his life and contemplates suicide. His last encounter with a social worker becomes the difference between life and death for him.

  • Taboo

    According to the Unofficial Etiquette Book for Blacks, everything is open for consideration, but homosexuality and interracial dating. Kevin unwittingly learns this difficult lesson when he introduces his significant other to childhood best friends.