Videopalooza - Youth Filmmakers

  • The Last Liftoff

    An astronaut, with an impending mission on the horizon, tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter before it's too late.

  • Street Chess Community, Care, and Competition

    When I first came to Washington Square Park to play the chess hustlers, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I originally thought that people played street chess for the games, but I soon realized that street chess revolved around stories and community.
    One hustler told me about how he grew up in Turke...

  • The Audition

    A young pianist makes a startling discovery while painting that changes his relationship to music forever.

  • Tomato Records

    Hector Dravid suffers from crippling paranoia, worsened by years of struggling to navigate life's confrontations. His alter ego Yung Elder the Rapper conjures his inner confidence in this short film by Furrhead Productions.

  • Mama

    My children in America's hands. The tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd have rocked the American nation, and left three mothers without their child. A child they carried for nine months. A child that is their own flesh, blood, and love. A new revolution is upon us. He...

  • Suburbia

    An experimental short film exploring the luxury and the toxicity of suburban life in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Blossom

    Blossom is a short documentary about how Covid-19 has impacted young Philadelphia artists, and how many have continued evolving as creators throughout the pandemic.

  • Youth on BLM

    The Black Lives Matter Protest has been going on for years, and recently today's youth are some of the most involved participants. Youth on BLM interviews 6 high school age girls on The Black Lives Matter movement, providing a young perspective on what BLM is, what it's trying to achieve, and how...

  • Perennial

    In Perennial, Laurie and Mary Ellen Park tell the story of how they saved their plant nursery during the 2020 Bond Wildfire and how the power of family held them together.

    The Parks run Plantenders Nursery, located in Silverado, California.

  • The Two Of Us

    Unknown circumstances have caused a loss of the world's society and its people. Aaron and Mina find themselves in an adventure together after being stranded alone as the last people on Earth. While Mina's attitude is to protect her friend Aaron and all costs from the stressors and anxieties of su...

  • Forte

    A teenager named Lee becomes obsessed with composing his own classical piano piece. One day a friend dares him to do something unsettling, and Lee becomes affected by an urban legend.

  • The Party

    A teenager struggles with his anxiety when he is forced to make a big decision.

  • Midnight

    A short drama film about a family's daughter being kidnapped by a racist father.

  • Rita

    An introverted teenager named Erwin meets Rita, a free spirited actress. Just as their quirky relationship starts to bring him out of his shell, Erwin realizes that Rita is not the person she appears to be.

  • Hackers: The Misfit Superheroes

    A professional hacker who has worked both legally and illegally gives his input in regard to the public's negative sentiment toward hackers, discussing their overlooked track record for valiant achievements in advancing the public good.

  • It's Called Revenge

    After Annie dies in an "accident," her friends decide to bury her body to hide the evidence.

    Maybe that wasn't such a good idea...