30th Anniversary PAFF Virtual

MiniShorts Block 1 & 2 (83m)

Expired May 23, 2022 6:59 AM
Already unlocked? for access
15 films in package
Aubrey Paints Faces
While mom sleeps, a little girl paints her mom’s face using a secret ingredient when she runs out of lipstick.
Generation Impact: The Coder
Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built Photo Patch, a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to incarcerated parents.
A man confronts his lifelong body image struggles now that he has a son of his own.
Inspired by the traumatic fates met by many in Uganda’s violent political past, “Miika” is a haunting tale of desperation birthing courage in a young and passionate heart.
The Kind of Crime
A father must decide if he can trust his son after a neighbor accuses him of stealing.
Black is Black
A much-needed conversation about colorism, a major issue within many communities -- particularly the Black community.
Two Weeks
Date night takes a turn for worst when Rachel's husband admires the waitress' butt.
Car Therapy: Uncoupling
A college therapist who moonlights as a ride-sharing app driver meets a too turnt lesbian couple with too much tea (and other things!) to spill in the car.
Hannah ends a three-year on-again/off-again "situationship" with Roman due to irreconcilable world views that have potentially serious ramifications. But it wasn't all a wash.
Hacking the New Jim Code
Can Afrofuturism pave the way for a society free of biased technology? A discussion of the legacies of slavery and underrepresentation envisions an Afrofuturist world where technology is community-driven rather than profit-driven.
I Am a Man
Four Black men from different worlds have a heartfelt conversation about manhood, creativity, sex and their place in the world.
When a socially awkward young woman gets the date of her dreams, she finds herself under pressure to change her looks.
An embarrassing incident forces a woman to choose between sheltering her surprise witness and finding her sexual voice.
Troubled Waters
An examination of the relationship between water and the Black community; how water has been used as a tool by Black people but also weaponized against them throughout history.
Ode To Joy: An Introduction
An intimate paean to Mother Earth and to Black women’s generativity.

Mini-Shorts Block 1 & 2 (83m) contains the following films:

1) Aubrey Paints Faces (5m)

2) Generation Impact: The Coder (7m)

3) Husky (7m)

4) Miika (5m)

5) The Kind of Crime (7m)

6) Black is Black (5m)

7) Two Weeks (5m)

8) Car Therapy: Uncoupling (7m)

9) Grist (5m)

10) Hacking the New Jim Code (3m)

11) I Am A Man (6m)

12) Pressed (6m)

13) Satisfaction (7m)

14) Troubled Waters (5m)

15) Ode to Joy (3m)

For more details scroll thru the package menu on the Right, or visit the Film Guide.

Eric and his son are prepping for a pool party. As Eric looks in the mirror, he replays formative memories of body shaming at the hands of his parents and neighborhood bullies. Returning to present day, he takes in his son and makes the choice to change the narrative.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Los Angeles
  • Director
    Matt Sayles
  • Screenwriter
    Matt Sayles
  • Producer
    Lauren Selman
  • Executive Producer
    Inclusion Media Group, Matt Sayles, Karla Sayles, Renee Cafaro, Lauren Selman, Nicole Pryor Dernersesian
  • Co-Producer
    Nicole Pryor Dernersesian
  • Cast
    Mason Wilson, Marcellus Mayberry, Matthew Sayles IV, Krystle Simmons, Dennis Pearson, Ayanna S. Flemings, Isaac Ordonez, Leo Helfrich, Son Le, Ben Carroll, Mikhail Buchanan, Gerry Helfrich
  • Cinematographer
    Matt Hoodhood
  • Editor
    Will Bozarth, Alex Wills
  • Sound Design
    Gabriel Freeman
  • Music
    Holly Amber Church