JULY 14, 2018
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Harvey B. Gantt Center For African American Arts & Culture
551 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202



This free workshop, taught by Charlotte, NC filmmaker Quinton Littlejohn, will introduce basic techniques in smartphone film production to create long and short form content for the web and other streaming platforms. We will also screen short films shot on mobile devices, including the 8 minute, award winning “Tagged”, directed by Elaine Del Valle, shot on LG’s game changing V30.



A short documentary whose subject is an urban mural depiction of Nuyorican poet legend Pedro Pietri.

Dir: Elaine Del Valle

Documentary | Short | 2017 | 8 mins | U.S.

JULY 14, 2018
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater
430 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202



Spoiler Alert

Surrounded by a world of social media and gossip, a young woman has one simple request. No Spoilers!

Dir: Asha Chai-Chang
Narrative | Short | 2017 | 6 mins | U.S.

No Reservations

A political satire inspired by true-life events, that gives a hypothetical look at what life would be like if the roles in Standing Rock were reversed. Protests erupt as an upper-middle class Caucasian neighborhood attempts to thwart the construction of a pipeline from an Indigenous Corporation.

Dir: Trevor Carroll
Narrative | Short | 2017 | 11 mins | Canada

The Rise And Fall Of The Brown Buffalo

Executive produced by Academy Award winning actor Benicio Del Toro, the film is a fresh and genre-defying documentary about the life of radical 60’s and 70’s Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta…the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo (played by Del Toro) in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”.

Dir: Phillip Rodriguez  Prod: Alison Sotomayor
Documentary | Feature | 2018 | 57 mins | U.S.


Aged Out

A grieving widow becomes compelled to help a homeless young man who has aged out of foster care, which in turn reignites her purpose to live.

Dir: Tomeka Winborne
Narrative | Short | 2018 | 28 mins | U.S.


Despite objections from his former partner, a cocky, ambitious detective goes undercover to take down some bad guys, but just may be in over his head.

Dir: Fred Forte Jr
Narrative | Short | 2018 | 13 mins | U.S.


A young woman’s arrival in the land of the ancestors after falling victim to gun violence, discovers there is healing in the arms of benevolent beings. However, her work is far from done, as she takes her place among those who uphold us. The Crowned Ones.

Dir: Roni Henderson
Experimental | Short | 2018 | 10 mins | U.S.


In late 80’s Chicago, two children, born to a Korean mother and African-American father, are forced to live with the tangled consequences of their parents decisions, while struggling to traverse new life in the Windy City.

Dir: Christine Swanson  Prod: Patti K. Gill

Narrative | Short | 2017 | 25 mins | U.S.


Panel Discussion: Story: The Impact Of Diversity In Film and TV

Moderated by Calvin Brown Jr (Writer/Producer, Real Husbands Of Hollywood) W/ Christine Swanson (TV One film director), Jorge Millares (Founder, Queen City Unity), Roni Nicole Henderson (Filmmaker, Fine Artist), and Manoj Kesavan (Founder, BOOM! Festival)

5:30 pm

Colour Me Pretty

A young girl begins to question her self-image after moving to a new school where she is not wanted.

Dir: Jacolby Percy

Narrative | Short | 2017 | 15 mins | U.S.


A young African feminist millennial finds love in a bittersweet moment, while struggling to find her footing in a patriarchal society.

Dir: Kemiyondo Coutinho
Narrative | Short | 2018 | 20 mins | Uganda

6:30 pm

For The Love Of Musiq

A product of the 80’s crack epidemic, a young woman who spent much of her youth as a ward of the state in NY struggles in her desperate search for love and acceptance.

Dir: Chad Quinn

Narrative | Short | 2017 | 20 mins | U.S.

Lalo’s House

Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.

Dir: Kelley Kali

Narrative | Short | 2018 | 26 mins | U.S.

8:00pm – Closing Night Film

Water In A Broken Glass

Love is Fluid. Truth is Freedom.

A talented painter, Tonya Mimms, finds herself in the throes of a love triangle between charismatic Malcolm and the stunningly beautiful Satin, who challenge her to discover her inner truth…as an artist and a woman.

Dir: Jamelle Williams-Thomas

Narrative | Feature | 2018 | 115 mins | U.S.

10:30 PM – Awards Presentation

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