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Short Shouts: Cam Montgomery, Jr.'s '1st Grade Picture'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 22, 2014 9:10 AM
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H/T to Cam Montgomery, Jr. for introducing me to the Front Seat Chronicles project, via his own moving short film, 1st Grade Picture.

Short Shouts: 'Weekend Lover', A Lionel Cineas Film

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 22, 2014 9:00 AM
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Watch filmmaker Lionel Cineas' latest short, Weekend Lover.

Trailer: Social Worker Meets African Child Soldier in Oscar Nominated Short 'That Wasn't Me'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 17, 2014 9:00 AM
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Competing at this year's Oscars in the best Short Film Live Action category is Aquel no era yo (That Wasn't Me), written and directed by Esteban Crespo and set in Sierra Leon.

Short Shouts: Young Boy Hustles & Roams NYC Transit System in Startling 'Open City: B.L.B'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 14, 2014 9:03 PM
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Helmed by up-and-coming filmmaking talent A.V. Rockwell (Alina Victoria) - whom we last profiled on this blog when Rockwell was raising funds for her Open City Mixtape shorts series - the young filmmaker's newest short project Open City: B.L.B has been released tonight.

Watch Sci-Fi Short 'Telescope' Before It Becomes A Feature Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 13, 2013 10:37 AM
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Watch Sci-Fi Short 'Telescope' Before It Becomes A Feature Film

Watch Jamie Foxx's Fantastical Short '...And She Was My Eve' - Tyrin Turner, Nichole Galicia Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 4, 2013 6:45 PM
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Watch Jamie Foxx's Fantastical Short 'And She Was My Eve' - Tyrin Turner, Nichole Galicia Star

Things Suddenly Get Awkward In Eric Kolelas' Improvised Short 'Crossed Wires'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 3, 2013 9:05 AM
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British actor/filmmaker Eric Kolelas is back with another engaging short film to share. Crossed Wires is an improvised short film about how "a misunderstanding leads to sombre consequences as two flatmates recall very different turns of event from the previous night."

Watch Teaser Trailer For New Short Film About OCD - 'Contamination'

  • By Sergio
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  • November 1, 2013 8:51 AM
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According to statistics from filmmaker Shanea R. Williams: “If OCD was an American city, it would be the second most populated city in the country”

Trailer: Inspirational Short 'The Will To Want' - Screening at Brooklyn's reRun Theater This Weekend

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 29, 2013 10:30 AM
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The independent short film The Will To Want, helmed by emerging filmmaker Temilolu Tokosi, will hold a special screening this Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, hosted by B.L.V.D. Filmmworks at Brooklyn's reRun Theater in NYC.
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Watch: 'You Can Touch My Hair, A Short Film' - Glimpse Into Fascination w/ 'Black Hair'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 22, 2013 6:29 PM
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First, for some background on, and context for the project, here's a description from the team behind it - un'ruly, the self-described youthful, yet sophisticated lifestyle brand, housed at un-ruly.com, that's also a community resource focused on hair styles, care and products for black women.Whether it’s 7-year old Tiana Parker getting sent home from school for wearing locs or Dante De Blasio’s afro being credited for giving his father a boost in the New York City mayoral race, Black hair is consistently subject to unsolicited fascination. As the final extension of a bold public art exhibit held in New York City this summer, You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film takes a glimpse into this fascination and how black women, who are often its subjects, feel about it.The 22-minute short film can be viewed below in 2 separate parts. And following them is a 25-minute panel discussion about the film's contents, also split into 2 parts, featuring Michaela Angela Davis, Autumn McHugh, and Un'ruly founder Antonia Opiah, which was moderated by Safiya Songhai.Watch: