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November 21, 2020 · 6:30 pm



This event is free with RSVP!

Submitted from schools across the globe, the winning films will receive cash prizes totalling $3000 as part of the Inaugual Kimberly Peirce Scholarships for Student Filmmakers. 

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All the Young Dudes

Directed by William Stead of Florida State University. 8  minutes.

Live Audience World Premiere!
Georgia, USA, 1973. Glam rocker Billy rebels against his conservative high school, inspiring admiration from an unlikely ally with a desire to walk on the wild side.

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Dad Jokes

Directed by Evan Barber of Florida State University. 8 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
Richie has daddy issues. Richie’s dad just has issues. Richie was about to graduate high school, until someone forgot their weed in Richie’s car on the day of a random drug search.



Directed by Heather Knott of University of Central Florida. 2 minutes.

A fractured consciousness locked in a perpetual cycle of explosive negativity is interrupted by a mysterious new illuminating presence, inciting a raw discovery of self and what it means to be complete.


In the Dark

Directed by Michael Leon of Miami International University of Art & Design. 14 minutes.

After a boy reads a hidden message from an old storybook, he is haunted by a mysterious creature.



Directed by Lexa Davis of University of Central Florida. 10 minutes.

Live Audience World Premiere!
Following the death of her older sister, Allison sets out to take her place in an upcoming dance competition.



Directed by Danne Lacancellera of Ringling College of Art and Design. 2 minutes.

A student film made during the first few weeks of the 2020 COVID 19 shutdown using only a DSLR camera.


Outgrowing My Shoes

Directed by high school students Grace Conley of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy and Kaya Trefz of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. 4 minutes.

A series of vignettes that explore the coming of age story of a young woman from Philadelphia.

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Wali and Zuri

Directed by Derrick Woodyard of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 8 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
Wali, 13, attempts to make a new group of friends after being invited to play basketball. When his pesky younger sister Zuri, 10, forcibly tags along, he sacrifices their relationship to fit in and ultimately learns what is most important.


Remember When

Directed by Paola Ossa of Montclair State University in New Jersey. 15 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
A boy is left with the responsibility of taking care of his rebellious younger sister. Their sibling rivalry is put aside when she goes missing in a dangerous and unknown trailer park community. “Remember When” stars Shakira Barrera from Netflix’s Emmy nominated show GLOW.

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The Beast

Directed by Luke Howe of the London Film School. 13 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
An off-beat, modern-day fairy tale centered on a lonesome beast as he struggles to navigate a shallow dating world.



Directed by Nick Papaterpou of Drexel University.

Florida Premiere!
How much could one give to a life of music? The answer: everything.  In this documentary short, an ex-musician reflects on his devastating journey with his twin brother towards rock stardom.

Special thank you to our KWFF Programming Associates Debbi Arseneaux, Beth Edwards, Eric McCoy, Rebecca Louise Miller, Rose Schimm, and April Wright!



November 21, 2020
6:30 pm
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