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STUDENT FILMMAKER SHORTS
November 19, 2021 · 6:15 pm$10 – $12
Directed by Zamarin Wahdat. 14 minutes.
Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Zamarin Wahdat of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
THE FLIP SIDE
Directed by William Stead. 8 minutes.
Our inaugural winner of the Kimberly Peirce Student Filmmaking Scholarship in 2020, William Stead of Florida State University, is back with another tremendous short film. Journey to the largest record store in the world to discover whether the vinyl record can escape its seemingly inevitable extinction.
Directed by Gabriela Lima. 10 minutes.
Full Sail University’s Gabriela Lima directs this true Florida collaboration, with students from Full Sail, University of Central Florida, and Valencia College on the team. Gabriela recently associate produced the Primetime Emmy Award Winning A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Directed by Irina Storozhenko. 15 minutes.
Director and AFI student Irina Storozhenko tells the story of a transgender teenager, Serena. Extremely shy and always in the background, she has a dream of playing the female lead in her high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
Directed by Christopher Tenzis. 3 minutes.
With over 50 festivals under its belt, this enthralling Afro-surrealist supershort from AFI filmmaker Christopher Tenzis lands in Key West.
IN THE WORDS OF HEMINGWAY
Directed by Taylor Ross. 8 minutes.
When a reluctant young woman and her book-loving boyfriend travel to the 1920s, she must keep the fantasy alive before losing him in the progress. Directed by Taylor Ross of Florida State University.
BE F*CKING WEIRD
Directed by Julian Felix Aaronson and Paul Jamal Said. 1 minute.
A rapid-fire discussion of society’s definition of “weird” and “normal.” Directed by Julian Felix Aaronson and Paul Jamal Said of Holland Hall High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Directed by Haya Alghanim. 10 minutes.
When Dina is invited to spend Labor Day weekend on a trip to the Hudson Valley with a new group of friends, she slowly realizes these women aren’t what they seem to be. Directed by Haya Alghanim of Columbia University’s School of the Arts in New York.
Directed by Robin Wang. 6 minutes.
Following a graduation celebration, four Chinese must navigate their relationships’ future as dictated by the circumstances of life and their families. Directed by University of Southern California MFA student Robin Wang.
I AM ODD
Directed by Rory Russell.
Benjamin Giroux, a 10-year-old autistic boy from New York, wrote a poem called “I Am Odd” for a school project. The poem went viral and inspired this song using Ben’s lyrics. Animator Rory Russell of England’s University of Hertfordshire was approached to tell Ben’s story to help raise autistic awareness.
From filmmakers Alejandro Santora, Diego Andaluz, Joshua Bowman, Oliver Van Wincoop, Savannah Hutson, Trace Baxley, & Luca Huff. 2 minutes.
An ensemble of teen filmmakers crafted this small-town relationship drama in the supershort Monty.
ON THE SIDELINES
Directed by Valerie Betts. 8 minutes.
After almost 50 years of Title IX, gender discrimination is still taking place within collegiate sports. Florida State University student Valerie Betts directs.