BIPOC Filmmakers

Films by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers.


3 Generations 3 Days

When Ching is asked to help her recently arrived grandmother’s transition to life in a care home, she gains newfound understanding of the painful commitments the women of her family, herself included, are expected to maintain.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes Read More

Running Time: 20


99¢ Dreams

A fragmented, intimate story of memory, consciousness, and lost time—told through the experiences of a few community members in a small town.

In competition for the Young Cineastes Award Read More

Running Time: 9


Adeline, The Great

A woke boarding school student questions her commitment to activism when she finds herself with no friends, countless enemies and facing some very serious accusations that threaten to get her expelled.

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Running Time: 12


Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom

A hapless repairman is called to fix a faulty A/C unit in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

In competition for Best Comedy Short Read More

Running Time: 24


All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

Migrant laborers endure a precarious existence in the face of hazardous working conditions and unscrupulous employers in Hira Nabi’s docufiction portrait of the ship breaking yard in Gadani, Pakistan.

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Running Time: 31


Arabian Alien

Saad, a Muslim married man, gets over his depression after a space alien is introduced into his life.

In competition for the Best of the Festival Award Read More

Running Time: 16


Beer! Beer!

A Chinese expatriate and a native German saunter through the streets of Berlin after a long night out at the club in this droll “anti-romantic comedy.”

In competition for Best Comedy Short Read More

Running Time: 17


The Best Is Yet to Come

An arbitrary day in the lives of Rosa and Max, teenage best friends trying to evade summer holiday boredom in small town England.

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Running Time: 9


Birth Right

Natasha is participating in The Way Home Journey, organized to encourage immigration of descendants of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to a Bedouin camp in the Israeli desert, where two soldiers join them for the night.

WINNER: Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes Read More

Running Time: 25


Bittu

A close friendship between two girls is eclipsed by an accidental poisoning at school. Based on a true story.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and Best Student U.S. Short Read More

Running Time: 17


Black Goat

Pasang, a new girl at a nunnery, has her first period after hearing a late-night ghost story. She keeps it secret until she bleeds at a prayer session. She believes that she has been cursed and needs to sacrifice a black goat to avoid further misfortune.

In competition for Best Student International Short Read More

Running Time: 12


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{BLACK title here} introduces James on his day off from work. Unfortunately, James' being off from work is not the only thing that is off. His current girlfriend, Shalom, and the girl he moved to LA with, Nastali, are both in need of him as he tries to find his way before he loses it all.

In competition for Best Comedy Short Read More

Running Time: 28


Broken Bird

Birdie is a biracial girl raised by her mom in a New Jersey suburb. She spends a visitation day with her father, and debates inviting him back into her life as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short Read More

Running Time: 10


Call Center Blues

Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of U.S. deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

In competition for Best Documentary Short and the Bridging the Borders Award Read More

Running Time: 25


Character

Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation in Hollywood playing aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he takes a look back on his career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type.”

In competition for Best Documentary Short Read More

Running Time: 17



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