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Official Top Films Nominated 

“Best 2023 Film of the Year”

                                                                                                             

The Ratchet Christian

Director: James Rhabur

Writer: Asmaou Kourouma, Adrianna Clark

    Producer: Asmaou Kourouma , Adrinna Clark 
 

Description:A born again Christian and her Atheist best friend adventure through dating in LA, friendship, and their quest to find God-or lack thereof.

Time: 13:11

Roommates

Director: Jared Robert Gangadaran

Writer:  Jared Robert Gangadaran,Ayanda Dube 

Producer: Sofia Terpou,Diego Colon 

Description: Ally comes back home to find her unconcerned roommate relaxing despite the eviction notice stuck to their door. 

Time: 7:37

Inheriting Hood

Director/Writer/Producer: Katrina Cebreiro       

Description:

After being jumped, Olivia tries on the hood life with the help of her long lost cousin in order to retaliate.

It’s about a girl that tries to belong to a community because her previous self was no longer serving her. She wasn’t able to defend herself in a physical altercation and now she wants to be tougher. But than she becomes the person she was initially trying to defend herself against.

Time: 20:52

Norjack

Director/Writer/Producer: Walt Perez

    Producer: 
Melanie Tirado, Soren Odom, Angelina Ramirez, Ahmet Akinci
 
   Alix Dick, Jesus Santillan
 

Description: 

In 1971 a Mystery Man Hijacks a Boeing 727 Aircraft.

Time: 26:00

Ice Cream Stop

Director/Executive Producer: Raul Perez

Writer: Marcelle Baber, Thai Edwards, and Raul Perez

Executive Producers: Thai Edwards, Tara McClain, Marcelle Baber, Terry McClain, and Raul Perez

Producers: Dustin Harnish, Joe Demock, and Darryl Henry

Description: When the American Dream meets tragedy, the course of many lives changes forever.

Time: 26:26

On Board

Director: Deborah Riley Draper

Writer: Deborah Riley Draper

Producer: Deborah Riley Draper, Shannon Nash,, Merline Saintil, Lacy Barnes

 

Description:

During the Summer of 2020, two friends, Merline Saintil and Robin Washington, were among a few Black women who sat on corporate boards. They believed corporate diversity starts at the top, and they took on the historically white male-dominated space of America’s board rooms. Merline and Robin invited 18 women to a zoom happy hour to hatch a plan. Then, 18 months and 200 Black women later, they ignited a global movement that re-tools the boardroom’s age-old board member process and increased the presence of Black women on the boards of public and private companies, changing the landscape and thinking of Corporate America and the aspirations for generations of young women of color to come.

Trailer Time 6:47

  

Lashing Out

Director/Writer :  Dionne Wynn

Producer: Dionne Wynn

Description:

Lashing Out is a comedy where Ian is having a nightmare about the plethora of lashes that he feels is out of control and taking over.

Time 4:19

 

PaceMaker

Director/Writer :  Brian Vincent Rhodes, Christopher Lennertz

Producer: Magdiela Hermida Duhamel, Darlene Caamaño Loquet, Alex Bedford, Ben Parkin, ND Stevenson

Description:

An animated musical about a lonely widower awaiting a Pacemaker to save his life who gets his real second chance at true love by opening his heart and accepting his grandson’s identity.

Time 9:00

 

Angel Prime

Director: Ruel Smith 

Writer: Chris Norpchen

Producer: Emily Beach

Description:

A war wages between the Kilrathi and The Coalition on planet Aries; humanity’s first distant colony.

The Coalition Captain and her two lieutenants are stuck behind enemy lines as Kilrathi drones hunt them down. The Captain is faced with a tough decision. End the life of an unstable soldier on the brink of alerting the enemy or talk him down and get everyone to safety.

Time 12:00

  

Multicellular

Director:Eric Baham

Writer: Eric Baham

Description: 

A crazed young boy has to fend off his emotions, his thoughts, his intentions, his pasts, his presents, his futures, and himself.

Time 18:43

  

 New Films Screening 

March 2024

NIGHT GAMES

Director: Lawrence Adisa

Writer: Lawrence Adisa

Producer: Lawrence Adisa and Ronnie Warner

Description: After chatting online for months, ERICA LEE (former marine) decides it’s finally time to meet the strikingly handsome JAMES McCARRON (private investor) in person at his home. Once they lay eyes on each other, the physical attraction is mutual and they engage in a night full of drinking and sex. However, they are not alone. Somebody is watching every step they take and once they call it a night and go to sleep, they are awakened by a MASKED PERSON. The night has taken a turn for the worse as they are tortured and beaten. As if things couldn’t get worse, it becomes clear that the tormentor is not alone and they are playing a sick game with Erica being the unknowing contestant. Erica now has to fight for her life as James and the tormentors track her around the house in a deadly game of cat and
mouse.

Time 1:25:55

God Be With Us 

Director:JaNarie Rhambo

Writer: Belle Guillory

Producer: Darryl Henry

Description

When Belle’s mega pastor father moves their family to his hometown, Belle is excited to leave the pressures of the mega church life and wants to delve into the life of what she deems to be a normal teenager. When Belle gets invited to a party, she is over the moon, but realizes that instead of trying to fit in, she should just be herself.

Time 15:36

 

The Tyre Nichols Project

Director: Cornelius Wilson

Producer: Cornelius Wilson, Megan Love

Description

The purpose of the Tyre Nichols Project is to honor the life of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who tragically lost his life due to a senseless act of police brutality. This project aims to bring attention to the urgent need for police reform and to advocate for justice in his name. By creating stunning artwork on the skateboard decks and documenting the process through film and photography, the project seeks to celebrate Tyre’s life, raise awareness about the need for change, and inspire a community-wide effort to support the arts and promote police reform

Time 25:33

 

A Glimpse

Director: Harold Hall 

Writer: Harold Hall

Producer: Harold Hall and Kendall Joy Hall

Description: After living seventeen year without meeting her father, Christina is invited to attend his funeral. After refusing to go, Christina is given “A GLIMPSE” of what it would’ve been like to know him. 

Time 20:20

  

A Glimpse

Director: Harold Hall Jr

Writers: Harold Hall Jr.

Producers: Harold Hall Jr. & Kendall Joy Hall

Description:

After living seventeen year without meeting her father, Christina is invited to attend his funeral. After refusing to go, Christina is given “A GLIMPSE” of what it would’ve been like to know him.

Time: 20:20

 

∞(infinity)

 

Director: Eli Moss

Writer: Eli Moss

Description: 

After a costly decision, a gentleman spends his last day on earth with death.

Time 4:57

 

 

The Island

Director: Camille Corbett 

Writer: Camille Corbett Corbett

Producer: Camille Corbett, Miranda Pacheco, Vaughn Millette, and Sade Nyda

Description: 

The Island is a horror short about Zora, a young black woman, who discovers that her father has been murdered during her family’s luxury vacation in Caribbean. Suddenly the vacation they are on becomes increasingly sinister and Zora doesn’t know who to trust outside of her family, especially the hotel owner Martisha, the person responsible for Maurice’s death. With the help of her surviving family members, Zora must save herself from dying at the hands of the beautiful, Martisha and avoid the mythical obstacles throughout the island. During this journey, Zora learns that she is even more powerful than she thought.

Time: 10:00

 

Ibrahim

Director: Yomi Orru

Writer: Yomi Orru and Kester Nisim

Producer: Yomi Orru

Description: 
“Ibrahim” is a thought-provoking drama that highlights the struggles and triumphs of courageous individuals who embark on life-altering journeys in search of a brighter tomorrow.

Time 15:00

 

Swish

Director: Jill Narciso

Writer: Stephen Kwame Agyei

Producer: Stephen Kwame Agyei and Jill Narciso

Description:  A habitually line-stepping hopeless romantic, plays the optimist in public while suffering in an abusive relationship.

Time 15:00

  

Motherly LoveCraft

Director: Collin Black

Writer: Collin Black and Erin Bechler

Producer:Aidan Tracy, Joedy Caldwell, and Collin Black

Description:  A young woman reluctantly meets with her estranged mother, only to discover that the visit is part of a larger plan to sacrifice her to the god of her mother’s cult.

Time 12:38

  

Blends

Director: Ioannis argiris

Writer: Ioannis argiris

Producer: cat palm

Description:  A business owner is faced with a moral dilemma when they deliver their psilocybin spice blends to an underground restaurant that serves a unique cuisine.

 

Time 12:23

  

Called Shot

Director: Andre Walker, Casey Fleming

Writer:Casey Fleming

    Producer: Gabriel Finn and Casey Fleming

Description: During after hours at a seedy bar, a gangster reports to her superior. Through a tense, precise game of pool, she communicates the fallout of her mission. But as she go, she slips further from the truth—and who knows how long she can keep up the lie?

Time 10:41

  

Night Hag

Director: Brandon Champ Robinson

Writer: Samantha Briggs

Description: 

The lines between dream and reality become blurred as a woman battling sleep paralysis becomes the target of a relentless demon, the Night Hag.

A woman battling sleep paralysis becomes the target of a relentless demon, the Night Hag.

Time: 5:00

  

Pace Maker

Director: Brian Vincent Rhodes, Christopher Lennertz

Writer: Christopher Lennertz

Producer: Magdiela Hermida Duhamel

Description: An animated musical about a lonely widower awaiting a Pacemaker to save his life who gets his real second chance at true love by opening his heart and accepting his grandson’s identity.

Time 9:00

  

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