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Watch Short Film “Alisha”

Here’s an award-winning short film titled Alisha by student filmmaker Daniel Citron. The story deals with a teenage girl struggling with her body image and her strained relationship with her father. Alisha from Daniel Citron on Vimeo.

Watch Now – A. Sayeeda Clarke’s Speculative “White” Project For ITVS Futurestates

I already highlighted Barry Jenkins’ contribution when it debuted a few weeks ago; now here’s another film by a filmmaker of the ITVS Futurestates collective. Her name is A. Sayeeda Clarke, and her film is titled White, which makes its debut today, April 11th. The trailer for it follows below. Once again, Futurestates is a […]

Watch Nzingha Stewart’s Short Film “South Central”

Here’s a short film by Nzingha Stewart titled South Central. It stars JD Williams, Tasha Smith, Emayatzy Corineald and Christian Littlejohn. In case you didn’t know, Nzingha is known for her highly impressive music videos and commercials. “Soul Sista” by Bilal, “The Light” by Common and “Golden Boy” by Res are some personal favorites. Not […]

Watch Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your Right – Revisited which, as we told you back in January, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Adam Yauch, the film follows the rap legends after their classic 80′s music video Fight For Your Right. The stellar acting ensemble for […]

Watch Now – “Kaffir Culture” (Short Shouts)

A short documentary by Kannan Arunasalam, tells the story of a small group of Sri Lankans of African descent, and their attempts to “keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers.” According to Arunasalam, “… historians say that the Kaffirs of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the […]

Watch “Blinky™” (Short Shout)

This has been making its way across the web in the last week, as fanboys and girls are going crazy over it, with almost 600,000 plays thus far. Written & directed by Ruairi Robinson; starring Max Records from Where The Wild Things Are. Don’t be surprised if we next here that it’s being adapted into […]

Watch Now – “The Rhythm Of My Life: Ismael Sankara” (Short Shout)

Sent to me by Afrollywood… I’m told it’ll be online for just 3 days, so watch it while you can. Written and directed by Franck A. Onouviet & Marc A. Tchicot, The Rhythm Of My Life: Ismael Sankara, is an experimental film that combines fiction and documentary film-making to tell the story of Ismael Sankara, […]

Watch Now – Barry Jenkins’ Futurist “Remigration” Project For ITVS

Making its online debut today, Barry Jenkins’ short film for ITVS Futurestates project – a series of 11 short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, commissioned by ITVS that explore “possible future scenarios through the prism of today’s global realities.” Each episode presents a different vision of American society in the not-too-distant future, by each filmmaker (or […]

Watch “Impasse” (Short Shouts)

Director: Bram Schouw Without words, we’re left to consider whether human attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.

Watch “Gowanus 83″ (Short Shout)

 Today’s Short Shout comes from NYU graduate student, Michael E. Wood, and it’s titled Gowanus 83.

Watch Chinonye Chukwu’s Short Film And Help Make “alaskaLand”

Filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu describes herself as “anomaly” of sorts, since she was born in Nigeria and raised in Alaska, and with your help she hopes to document some of those cultural differences in her first feature film alaskaLand. “I grew up eating my mother’s jaloff rice for dinner and wanting to go dogmushing with my […]

Watch “Schwarzfahrer” (“Black Rider”) – An Academy Award Winner For Best Short

Schwarzfahrer (aka Black Rider) is a 1993 German short film directed by Pepe Danquart. It won an Academy Award in 1994 for Best Short Subject. The title is a play on words: literally, “Schwarzfahrer” means “black rider” in German, but is also translatable to “fare-dodger.” This word-play forms the punch line of the short film.

The next love jones (if it becomes a feature that is…)

People  just love… I mean LOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE love jones (not a typo the first letters weren’t capitalized). Personally I don’t get it and never did. I guess mainly because it’s a romance and us tough guys don’t like romance. We like it hard and rough. But I can’t get into that right now (though actually that could […]

Watch “Casting Notice” (Short Shout)

Today’s Short Shout comes from Marcus Thomas. It’s titled Casting Notice and its synopsis reads: “A struggling actor receives an appealing proposition to appear in an adult film. Not exactly the breakout role he was hoping for, but with no other options being presented he must decide whether or not to accept the role.” I […]

Watch “Multi-Facial” Vin Diesel’s First Film (Short Shots)

In light of my post just before this one, on the web series based on Vin Diesel’s past life as a bouncer, I thought I’d dig this up from the archives and repost. It’s another glimpse into the Diesel’s past life, before he became the action movie star he is today, with over 20 million […]

Watch Now – “The Black Mamba” Starring Kobe Bryant, Danny Trejo, Bruce Willis & Kanye West

We’ve posted the trailers for it previously… now here’s the end product. As I said already, it’s a 6-minute Nike ad. Still kind of fun though. Oh and Robert Rodriguez directed it.

Sundance 2011 – Watch Tahir Jeter’s Short Film “Close” Now!

As previously announced on this blog, the 2011 Sundance Film Festival will gradually make some of its short and feature films available for public viewing online, via YouTube. NYU Tisch School graduate Tahir Jetter’s short film, Close., is one of those titles. Uploaded to YouTube just yesterday, I’ve embedded it below for you all to […]

Watch Trailer For Oscar-Nominated Short, “Na-Wewe”

An Oscar nominee this year, in the Short Live Action category, Na-Wewe is set in 1994, in Central Africa, where a bus is attacked by a group of rebels, as the Rwandan genocide spills over into neighboring Burundi. The bus is stopped, an order is given, and there begins the sorting between the “good” Hutus […]

“The Art Of DE” By A. Sauvage (Short Shout)

Adrien Sauvage is a young “IT” Ghanian-born British stylist, designer and photographer. His label is ironically titled “This is not a Suit” (ironic because he specializes in suits, like that other Ghanaian British designer, Ozwald Boateng). The below short film/campaign titled The Art Of DE (or Dressing Easy) was created by and stars Sauvage himself. […]

Watch “3 Minutes” (Short Shout)

Directed by Ross Ching, and starring Stephen “tWitch” Boss (Stump The Yard 2, Step Up 3D) and Harry Shum Jr (Glee). Does George Lucas know about this?

Comedian Kevin Avery’s “Thugs, The Musical” Needs You

Courtesy of my Twitter timeline, I discovered comedian Kevin Avery is just about to reach his goal in raising funds for his short film, Thugs, The Musical, but is in need of additional financial help. The comedic short is about a very “non urban” black actor in Hollywood who, after years of auditioning but never […]

A short trailer for a short film – Close

Here’s a short trailer for Tahir Jetter’s short film Close, one of the short films selected for next month’s Sundance Film Festival, which we previously mentioned HERE. The films takes place in one night, after a casual ‘visit;’ Angela is all but ready to leave Derek’s apartment. Derek, however, is determined not to let her […]

Watch Animated Short Film “Cable” (Short Shout)

Haven’t done one of these in awhile (short shouts); this one is from Frenchman Remi Gamiette, a director, 3D animator and sculptor. It’s called Cable. It’s been around for at least a year, so you may have already seen it. It just popped up on QuietEarth, which is where I found it. Synopsis: Seething with […]

Trailer – “Soundz of Spirit” Director’s Cut

Hello everyone! I’m the behind-the-scenes coming to the forefront S&A newbie. I look forward to mixing it up with you folks. I just have one request: please allow me a brief “honeymoon” period before you come at me or bombard me with your dissertations. *cough… CareyCarey…cough* Just having some fun there! Anyhow, if you have […]

Watch “Babylon” (Short Shouts)

Directed by Devin Cain, it’s called Babylon. See if you can decipher…: