The Jump

Description

Eric, a curious and jubilant child, believes that water is magical. In the water there is nothing he can’t do. But a life-changing encounter with bullies at a pool serves as a harsh reality check. Still haunted by the experience as an adult, only one brave act can assure Eric that magic still exists and that perhaps the magic has been inside of him all along.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jamal Hodge
Writer: Eric Lockley

Producers:  
Eric Lockley
Jamal Hodge

Cinematographer: Adam Richlin

Principal Cast: 
Matthew Jenkins
Bianca LaVerne Jones
Eric Lockley
Bryan Bencivenga
Kobi Frumer
Benton Greene


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The Revival Movie: Women and the Word

Description

Four gifted queer black women (singer-songwriter Be Steadwell, spoken-word artists T'ai Freedom Ford and Jonquille Rice, and poet-founder Jade Foster) hit the road for a seven-date tour as they share their fear, love, loss and vision with audiences across the U.S. Director Sekiya Dorsett lets us be a fly on the wall in this honest and inspirational homage to the socially influential salon gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Sekiya Dorsett


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The Suit

Description

Based on the acclaimed short story by banned South African journalist Can Themba, "The Suit" is set in 1950s Sophiatown, Johannesburg, against the backdrop of the apartheid regime’s forced removals under the Group Areas Act. "The Suit" tells the story of Philemon who discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon devises a cruel punishment, forcing Matilda to treat the suit as a guest who must eat with them, go on walks and accompany them to church. The story is a powerful metaphor for the impact of oppression on personal relationships.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Jarryd Coetsee
Writer: Jarryd Coetsee
Producer: Luke Sharland
Cinematographer: Briony Sam Macleod

Principal Cast:
Tony Award-winner John Kani (as Mr. Maphikela)
Atandwa Kani (as Philemon)
Phuthi Nakene (as Matilda)


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Three Minute Warning

Description

In Palestine, a 14 year old girl named Mariam cares for her disabled mother. One night, an Israeli "knock-on-roof" bomb is dropped onto their building allowing them only three minutes to escape before it is demolished.


Cast & Crew

Director: Iqbal Mohammed
Writer: Iqbal Mohammed
Producer: Alex Gibbons
Cinematographer: Jack Shelbourn

Principal Cast: 
Mimi Nali
Shamime Ibrahim


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TITLE VII (Clips & Conversation)

Description

The CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm, is powerful and successful Hillary Kelsey. Kelsey is a Black woman with no Black employees and no one can figure out why—until Darryl Montgomery, her 9:30am interview, enters the firm. On this day filled with an unbelievably awful morning that reminds Hillary of her “place” in a racially charged society, a pending account that could make or break the future of a company and a mystery man determined to turn Hillary’s world upside down, the events of the film TITLE VII illustrate why same-race discrimination can not only ruin a company, but possibly destroy lives.


Cast & Crew

Director: Nicole Franklin

Writers: 
Nicole Franklin
Craig T. Williams

Executive Producers: 
EPIPHANY Inc.
Stuart Films
...in collaboration with
FDUFilm
Nicole Franklin
Sam Barden
Emelyn Stuart
Carl Gilbert, Jr.
Lisa Durden

Cinematographer: Cybel Martin

Principal Cast: 
Chicava HoneyChild
Fidel Vicioso
Brian Anthony Wilson
Cal Gladen
Maria Pusateri
Ariel Estrada
Celestine Rae
Beata Harju
John Crandall
Katie Carpenter
Lisa Durden


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Univitellin

Description

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet meet on a city bus. Of course they fall head over heels in love. Life is great when you’re in love however, unfortunately, your fate has already been sealed. A classic story in a far-from-classic, fresh, colourful and exceptionally effective reworking.


Cast & Crew

Director: Terence Nance
Writer: Terence Nance

Producers: 
Yohann Cornu

Cinematographer: Shawn Peters

Principal Cast:
Aminata M'Bathie
Naky Sy Savané
Badara N'Gom
Mama Faso


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Until 20

Description

"Until 20" is about the inspirational life of James Ragan who was diagnosed with cancer at age 13. In his own voice, this is James’ journey as a promising young golfer trying to save the life of the next child before his own time runs out.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Geraldine Moriba Meadows
Jamila Paksima

Writers: 
James Ragan
Geraldine Moriba

Producers: 
Geraldine Moriba
Jamila Paksima

Cinematographers: 
Christopher Beauchamp
Steve Buckwalter

Principal Cast: 
James Ragan
Gloria Ragan
Mecklin Ragan
Jim Ragan
Jack Nicklaus
Jim Nantz
Thomas Morstead
Winston Huh, M.D.
Valarae Lewis, M.D.


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Victor XX

Description

Victor likes to experiment with his gender. He doesn't know if he feels like a boy or a girl. He lives in a small seaside village in Almeria, with his mother Mari Angeles and his girlfriend Rahma. Once in the town, protected by anonymity, he discovers himself. But secrets do not last forever and Victor will have to face his mother and girlfriend in order to stand up for the real image reflected in his mirror.


Cast & Crew

Director: Ian Garrido
Writer: Ian Garrido

Producers: 
Ariadna Terribas
Raúl Arranz

Cinematographer: Sandra Formatger

Principal Cast: 
Alba Martínez
Shei Benzidour
Yolanda Cruz
Roser Tapias


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