Children / Family Short films
English, Portuguese, Luganda, Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 9+
Black stories take the spotlight to highlight films that share the joy, determination, resilience, and complexity of being Black and young. Explore a range of genres and styles in a program that spans the globe.
Shorts in this lineup:
Comic Escape (United States, Live Action, 15 min.)
A young boy unexpectedly finds a comic book that changes his reality.
Cupids (United States, Live Action, 10 min.)
This whimsical comedy love letter to New York’s essential workers follows a whole class on the last day of school as they scheme to find the perfect partner for their adored bus driver, Ms. Cheryl, and save her from a lonely summer without them.
Generation Impact: The Coder (United States, Documentary, 7 min.)
Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built an app to help kids connect with their incarcerated parents, inspired by her own experience. Now she is creating a coding academy to help other kids do the same.
My Name is Maluum (Brazil, Animation, 8 min.)
In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.
The Night I Left America (Uganda, United States, Live Action, 14 min.)
English, Luganda with English subtitles
While anxiously awaiting the results of his mothers visa renewal request, a teenage boy living Texas conjures memories of his life in Uganda.
Room Rodeo (United States, Live Action, 14 min.)
Grounded and with a last-minute school project due, Jamil takes matters into his own hands in order to prove he is the great grandson of a legendary Black cowboy.
Wolf and Cub (United States, Animation, 8 min.)
A father and son cross a world of imagination in order to return a bag of their mother’s forgotten lunch.