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Florida Student Filmmaker Shorts 2023
November 19, 2023 · 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$12.00
Sunday, November 19th, 12 pm [98 minutes]
The next generation of filmmakers is in the spotlight as directors from throughout the state of Florida lead this diverse and dynamic set of shorts.
Directed by Hannah Papa and Victor Uzcategui of the University of Central Florida. 7 minutes.
A young scavenger breaks into a high-security laboratory seeking treasure to eventually sell for profit, but instead awakens one of the robots that teaches her the importance of companionship.
Directed by Hollis Rosenkranz of Florida State University. 9 minutes.
Wren, fourteen, insecure, and tasked with watching her sister for the summer, is intrigued when presented with the opportunity to finally become perfect.
Directed by Calvin Callins Jr. of Ringling College of Art and Design. 12 minutes.
A romantic comedy film about a Black young man visiting his Asian girlfriends’ parents house for dinner for the first time.
Directed by Lorraine Sovern of the University of Central Florida. 3 minutes.
While embarking upon a process of archival and preservation, a filmmaker dives into a stark exploration of self as she discovers the seeds of patriarchy and misogyny already planted and steeping the imagery of her childhood films.
Directed by Nate Carroll of Full Sail University. 5 minutes.
Following the assassination of his wife and child, our protagonist operates a pirate radio station aimed at discrediting corrupt politicians using AI to seize control.
Directed by Liana Burse of Harrison School for the Arts. 4 minutes.
A purple hair dye wreaks havoc with the life of a young woman.
AT THE DOOR
Directed by Trinity Alexandria Curtis of Key West High School. 8 minutes.
This animated piece follows Victorian era men Alex and Maxwell as they struggle to pay rent and also solve a murder.
Directed by Karla Sarai Caviedes of G-Star High School of the Arts. 4 minutes.
Facing the impact of her parents’ divorce, Kaiya discovers the importance of forgiving the one person no one ever thinks of: yourself.
COME OUT OF THE DREAM
Directed by Yiming Pan of Florida State University. 6 minutes.
A queer director who can’t get his family’s approval decides to come out at an important post-award live interview with the support of his lover.
Directed by Maria Paula Arboleda of the University of Miami’s Graduate Film Program. 19 minutes.
A young boy completes a family tree for school while his own family falls apart.
Directed by Max Losson of Florida State University. 8 minutes.
Renowned surfboard shaper Kelly Richards shares his life story and explains how he fought to put his tiny town on the surfing world’s map.
DRO: THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Directed by Joanne Casimir of Miami Dade College. 13 minutes.
A short film documentary centering on the life and career of HBO Def Jam Will “Da Real One” Bell, who was assassinated in front of his North Miami poetry venue, and his friends and family’s efforts to keep his legacy alive.