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Directed by: Rae Dawn Chong TRT: 44 min (USA) Xila (Sheelah) is a woman who in escaping a bad marriage, settles in the Seacoast and serves her community as a “Celebrant”, a spiritual witness to life and everything in between.

Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corp

Written and Directed by: Booker Mattison TRT: 18 min (USA) Habeas Corpus is the story of a man who can’t get over the death of his father, so he steals his body from the funeral home. The film explores the miraculous, belief and the unexpected turns that life often takes.



Written and Directed by: Tyler Lyon TRT: 13 min (USA) A neurologist takes his first new patient – a man with severe short term and long term memory loss. Through their conversations, the neurologist comes to better terms with his own life and finds hope for his patient.



Written and Directed by: April Marcell TRT: 14 min (USA) A woman is gripped by depression and her battle to overcome it. Depression is real and it simmers and hides deep within. This film unveils the truth and spreads awareness in hopes that the sting of depression can no longer steal lives.  

Bruehm’s Closet

Written and Directed by: Ramona Taylor TRT: 16 min (USA) Milton Bruehm is one of the world’s invisible men, but life means more to him than anyone could imagine. Milton has a precious secret and it remains hidden in the most obvious place – his closet.  

NOKA Keeper of Worlds


Written and Directed by: Shaun Escayg TRT: 23 min (Trinidad & Tobago/USA)  NOKA Keeper of Worlds is a coming of age story centered on an eight-year-old American boy named Gabriel. Gabriel suffers from a rare form of schizophrenia and like his now deceased grandfather, is a timid recluse. While at a wake in honor of […]

Perfect Day


Written and Directed by: Derrick L. Sanders TRT: 16 min (USA) Desmond, an intellectual loner in a volatile high school, has devised a plan to reveal his affections to Aasha, the class beauty. He secretly writes her love sonnets, depositing them in her locker between classes. Then, in the midst of the day’s chaos, he […]

Playground Politix


“Playground Politix” Written and Directed by: Doreen Spicer-Dannelly TRT: 10 min (USA) *Child Friendly A musically driven short film about all-American girls and boys battling through dance to claim their space at the playground. Stand up to bullies! Stand up for others!