Short Films

Short Films

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

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Short Films
  • The Scent

    Sarah faces discrimination in her workplace and is subject to her boyfriend’s fetishistic obsession. She needs to break free and move on.

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  • Gravity VR

    Gravity VR takes place in a surreal world with no ground, everything that exists is forever falling. Houses, clothes, cars, ruins of a civilization. Everything just falls. And the player too. But even though all things
    are falling at full speed, the general feeling is peaceful. In this world with...

  • The Last 5

    The toll of manic depression on a young Black girl.

  • Furthest From

    In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole commu...

  • Eraced

    Two close families are faced with the current societal racial unrest.

  • Jaded Gems

    Jaded Gems is a short film based on the memoir by Solomon Hillfleet. An honest look at relationship dynamics in the 21st century, it focuses on issues that affect communities of color using wit, honest dialogue and laughter. Male fragility and ego are addressed and in the process gems are learned.

  • Box: A Digital Love Story

    While on a statewide lockdown in his little studio apartment, a lonely Shawn stumbles upon a cute boy who enters the "digital picture" as the two form a relationship on character rather than lust. After weeks of connecting on deep levels, they are challenged to see if their bond can go further th...

  • Just Another Angry Black Woman

    This silent short film aims to challenge the narrow-minded, and derogatory narrative that all Black woman are angry, by walking a day and a life of a Black woman.

  • Orange Morning

    When a political minded African American man wakes up disappointed by the 2016 presidential election results, he heads to work only to find a terror awaiting him like he's never seen before.

  • Interview with a Breakup Guy

    Amid racial turmoil and civil unrest, a man talks about the struggle of being in an interracial relationship.

  • Signal

    Alone and afraid, the last man on earth uses a lighthouse as a beacon in hopes that someone will find him. Until then he must survive.

  • Bobby

    A story about a 40 year old black man suffering from mental illness.

  • Royal Purpose Movie

    The short film that will end the war between Black Men and Black Woman. Royal Purpose shows a dynamic between Angel and Q demonstrating the value of true friendship. The positive image of uplifting, educating and looking after each other. Royal Purpose is a romantic comedy that is set up to heal ...

  • And Here We Are

    AND HERE WE ARE (2020) follows DEV on a directionless night in New York City. Unwilling to go home, he is allured by night life and after hour bars. The film centers around the curious encounters that loneliness can bring.

  • Knowing Anamika

    Anamika is unconventional in her approach. Would the world allow her to be who she is?

  • Big Touch

    An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.

  • Mino: A Diasporic Myth

    It is 2079. In the utopic haven of Biamara, a Coven of Black womyn who can conceive without men must consider denouncing one of their own when she chooses to defy the all female code and self produce a male child.

  • Monitor (GN)

    A comic book. In a future where disconnecting from the network is a capital offense, an elite police force hunts down “Disconnects” and eliminates them. But when one lonely cop is unplugged from the system by a mysterious woman, he finds himself on the run from the very unit he used to work for.

  • #BLACK

    Canada's Black youth have a responsibility to lead the next generation but they're being disillusioned by social media. They’ve made progress but there’s still plenty of work to be done. It’s up to them to hold themselves accountable and use social media to their advantage.

  • 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Award Reel 2020

    Highlights of the winners - films, projects and scripts - of the 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2020.