Samira // Daily Short Picks

SAMIRA

From becoming the first female in history to join her University’s all male American football team, to getting the lead in Shakespeare’s Othello, Samira redefines what it means to be a woman in modern day Britain, in this visual exploration of youth, identity and womanhood. Director’s Statement The desire to[…]

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Remote Capture // Daily Short Picks

Remote Capture

A variety of men must come to terms with their identity when a mysterious journalist shows up and asks them questions about their pasts.

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The Longest Living Jane Doe // Short Film Trailer

Longest Living Jane Doe

She is known as Monique Smith but that is not her name. The victim of child abduction and subjected to abuse, it wasn’t until her early adulthood that Monique found out that her entire identity is a lie. Now, after spending more than two decades trying to find out who[…]

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Work // Daily Short Picks

Work

A young mom questions her choices and identity while raising her daughter on a farm. Director’s Statement Modern identity is built on the work we do, including — though it is rarely named as such — parenting. With this film, we wanted to explore how isolating it can be to[…]

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The One // Daily Short Picks

The One

The One is an emotive and elegant art film designed to explore a key issue of our times. It’s a visual discourse inspired by the monumental ‘Me Too’ movement, showing differing visages of female strength, beauty, power and identity that unite to empower and inspire. The project was devised and[…]

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October // Daily Short Picks

October

In this poetic coming-of-age short drama, Dembe struggles against Ugandan attitudes toward gender and identity as she comes out to her mother as transgender and navigates her identity in a society opposed to it. Directors Statement In 2009 Uganda proposed an anti-homosexuality bill that not only made “aggravated homosexuality” illegal[…]

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October // Short Film Trailer

October

In this poetic coming-of-age short drama, Dembe struggles against Ugandan attitudes toward gender and identity as she comes out to her mother as transgender and navigates her identity in a society opposed to it.

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What Constitutes Home // Daily Short Picks

What Constitutes Home?

The discovery of 8mm home movies shot in the 1960s instigates a conversation between three family members about roots, identity, and home. Director’s Statement This film came together almost by accident, and I was very much in two minds about releasing the film publicly. I wanted to have the 8mm[…]

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Arrival // Daily Short Picks

Arrival

‘Arrival’ is a classically animated film which combines stunning visuals with a personal coming out story. The premise of the film pulls from the Director and Animator Alex Myung’s past relationships as a gay man in New York City. The characters in the film, while faced with a problem that[…]

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Artform // Daily Short Picks

ARTFORM

In their short film “Artform”, the prolific producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge share their creative roadmap and studio secrets – encouraging today’s creators to pick up an instrument and discover their identity through music.

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