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November 19, 2020 · 6:15 pm



This event is free with RSVP!

Powerful stories selected from submissions from over 35 nations, a mix of both narrative and documentary. 

DAME- Comedic Shorts- KWFF2020


Directed by KWFF alum Foster Wilson. 7 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
A lost and grieving Elizabeth Taylor returns to work and courageously delivers one of the greatest performances of her life. Winner of Best Actress at the Chelsea Film Festival.


Hammer Down

Directed by Simon Hatt. 13 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
A young girl travels across state lines, smuggling a mysterious cargo with her stoic, truck-driving father. Starring Primetime Emmy nominee Chris Sullivan from NBC’s THIS IS US and Abigail Dylan Harrison of Golden Globe winning series THE AFFAIR.


Grow Old With Me

Directed by JJ McDowell. 7 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
A young couple gets news that they might not be able to grow old together so they pretend to have their 40th Anniversary. Starring Michael Patrick Thornton of the new Netflix series AWAY.


Long Ride Home

Directed by Dame Pierre. 7 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
The purpose of the film is to explore the unfortunate reality that it’s extremely hard to ‘make it out.’ To show Black people who are fortunate enough to transition from being a have-not to a have, that it is not always as simple as pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. To show that systematic oppression is real and difficult to get past. To examine the effects of social exclusion. To show how split-second moments in time can completely alter our lives.


1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me

Directed by Emil Gallardo. 15 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
In this Austin Film Festival Jury Award Winner, when a crisis suddenly engulfs an elementary school campus, Ms. Leena, a determined art teacher, tries everything she can to save her frightened class.



Directed by Philip Page. 5 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
An animated short film from North Carolina filmmaker Philip Page about being creative and loving what you create! Inspired by the book of Genesis.

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Sweet Heart

Directed by KWFF 2018 Best Short Film winning filmmaker Madeline Mack. 10 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
Isabel lives with an older lover and his eight-year-old daughter Lola, to whom she is closer in age and possibly more attached. Amidst an impending breakup, Isabel is grappling with the responsibility of explaining how love ends.

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Remover of Obstacles

Directed by KWFF alum Angus MacLachlan. 7 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
A young woman faces her fears and goes to the store in 2020. From Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival veteran Angus MacLachlan.


Old Hen

Directed by Todd Gordon. 14 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
Henry, a septuagenarian cross-dresser, finds his life abruptly changed when Dolores, his long-time co-worker and closest friend, suddenly dies, forcing him to come to terms with losing the only person who truly accepts his cross-dressing.

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Let the Blonde Sing

Directed by Rachel Knoll. 12 minutes.

Born in Texas, Beverly had dreams of becoming a country singer, and traveled around the US performing at a young age. Pregnant at 15 and escaping a troublesome relationship, Beverly found herself in a small Alaskan town where she cares for her community that gathers in the Anchor Inn bar, occasionally singing on the bar’s stage that was built for her.

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I Want To Be Like You

Directed by Caitlyn Sponheimer. 5 minutes.

Florida Premiere!
Two women fall into a cycle of changing their appearance in order to find happiness.

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



November 19, 2020
6:15 pm
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