2021 SFF Films

100 Years From Mississippi

60 | United States | 2021

Nov 12th @ 7:00 pm @ Sainer Hall
Virtual Screening

100 Years From Mississippi is a 60 minute documentary on the life of Mamie Lang Kirkland, a 111-year old African American woman who experienced and...

DocumentaryLive EventOpening NightFeature Films

Affirmative

21 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

When a group of Black UC Berkeley students initiate a statewide effort to repeal California's 1996 ban on affirmative action, opposers lobby to kee...

Short Films

An Outrage

33 | United States | 2017

Virtual Screening

AN OUTRAGE is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memo...

DocumentaryShort Films

Anastacias

81 | Brazil | 2021

Virtual Screening

Women who had troubled emotional relationships, but who still show deep affection for other people and for life. This is what connects the stories ...

International Documentary

BLM Voices: Brandyn Tulloch

15 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

The world witnessed the murder of George Floyd, bringing millions of people out onto the streets around the planet in protest and turning many into...

Short Films

Becoming Black Lawyers

20 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

When these five Black lawyers set out on their journeys to receive a professional legal education, they did not realize that they would have to str...

Short Films

Black Mama Sable

8:34 | United States | 2020

After the 2020 Chicago riots, a rebellious teenager visits her mystical grandmother over the summer and discovers the origins of the struggles of ...

Short Films

City of a Million Dreams

89 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Today, as they have for more than a century, New Orleans jazz funerals and Sunday second line parades absorb the pain of death and the legacy of ra...

DocumentaryMusic

Finding Fellowship

60 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

"We haven't been this divided since 1968." Unfortunately, this has become a common refrain. This film goes back in time to 1968, an unmistakably di...

Documentary

Free The Vote

44 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Free the Vote is a documentary that depicts the past and present of just how unjust and racist it is to deny the right to vote to millions of peopl...

Documentary

Hobson City: From Peril to Promise

28 | United States | 2019

Virtual Screening

The inspiring and historic town of Hobson City, Alabama community tells their story of being the first city in Alabama to be entirely governed by A...

Short Films

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

83 | United States | 2019

Virtual Screening

A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.

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Documentary

I HAVE A DREAM

21 | Germany | 2021

Virtual Screening

After George Floyds tragic death in 2020 the filmmaker gets in touch with Black activists in Cologne, Germany. Parts of the Black Community collabo...

Short Films

Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots

60 mins | United States | 2021

Nov 19th @ 7:00 pm @ Sainer Hall
Virtual Screening

INVISIBLE HISTORY: MIDDLE FLORIDA’S HIDDEN ROOTS sheds light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida. The fi...

Documentary

Journey of Gogos

60 | Sweden | 2021

Virtual Screening

Three South African gogos (grandmothers) take on a journey to Europe. As they travel, they tell the true story of gogos, who often replace parents ...

International Documentary

Just Love Stories: The Do Over

8 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Ashlyn Sanders has a powerful story of love and transformation shared in this short documentary. Therapist, Iresha Picot makes her directorial debu...

Short Films

KITTY DANIELS with MAJID SHABAZZ Jazz Legends

15 | United States | 2020

Virtual Screening

TELLY AWARD winning doc, an intimate portrait of 86-year-old award winning jazz musicians: Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz. With behind-the-scenes ...

Short Films

Lowercase i

12 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

On the brink of being evicted from his apartment, a young African American man battles personal trauma, while taking care of his ailing mother. He ...

Short Films

Maya And Her Lover

106 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

The uneventful life of a 39-year-old introvert becomes disrupted when she begins a steamy but contentious affair with a much younger man.

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Narrative

Mending Walls

57 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening
Nov 20th @ 4:00 pm @ Sainer Hall

Artist Hamilton Glass challenges 30 artists from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate on 16 murals in Richmond, VA about race, status and ...

DocumentaryFeature Films

Monopoly Money

61 | United States | 2021

Nov 13th @ 7:00 pm @ Sainer Hall

Crime thriller, directed by local filmmaker Will Mauricette.


Fed up with tirelessly working day in and day out just to provide for...

Feature FilmsLive Event

Of Age

11 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Alex, a 20 year old Gen-Zer who still lives at home with her parents in the Valley, wants to celebrate her birthday in a big way before blowing tow...

Short Films

On Isibindi Street

24 | South Africa | 2021

Virtual Screening

Despite her late mother's house being left in her name, a young woman is letting her controlling older brother run it out of respect.

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Short Films

One Pint at a Time

88 | United States | 2021

Nov 13th @ 5:00 pm @ Sainer Hall
Virtual Screening

Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have...

Feature FilmsDocumentary

Pandemic Schools Trailer

| | 2022

Virtual Screening

The trailer for the upcoming Pandemic Schools documentary.

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Trailer

River City Drumbeat

95 | United States | 2019

Virtual Screening

The critically acclaimed River City Drumbeat is a powerful, immersive story of music, love, and legacies, as told by the members of a Black youth d...

Documentary

SNCC

73 | USA | 2020

Virtual Screening
Featuring interviews with John Lewis and Julian Bond, hundreds of 35mm stills shot in the deep south at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, and recordings made inside churches in the early ‘60s, Danny Lyon’s film chronicles one of the most successful student organizations in history: the SNCC, the point of the spear that brought Jim Crow to its knees.
Documentary

Sikelela Tapes

17 | South Africa | 2020

Virtual Screening

An experimental film devoted to re-sampling, re-arching and re-mixing the South African national anthem with a contemporary critical value

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Short Films

Tati the Great

16 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Atatiana Jefferson was murdered by a Fort Worth Police Officer. while playing video games with her nephew. This short documentary is a reflection o...

Short Films

The Brother From Another Planet

104 | United States | 1984

Virtual Screening

A classic sci-fi story of a mute alien with the appearance of a black human who is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harl...

Feature Films

The Conversation

27 | Belgium | 2020

Virtual Screening

After the killing of George Floyd, protests spread like wildfire throughout the US. On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, the Black Lives M...

Short Films

The Melody Lingers On

35 | United States | 2020

Virtual Screening

Talented Hip Hop artist, PoppCulture, on a quest to find purpose and meaning in his life becomes a youth mentor with the same peace education progr...

Short Films

The Nine O'clock Whistle

61 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

For years on Saturday night, white authorities in Enfield, N.C. blew a siren, warning Blacks to clear the downtown streets. This curfew was one of ...

DocumentaryFeature Films

The PRATT in the HAT

15 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

Beneath the brims of hundreds of colorful hats is a woman who shares her wisdom, humor, and personal experiences about being black in America, then...

Short Films

The Pride of Ayiti

6 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

The Pride of Ayiti is a short documentary that displays the positive side of Haitian culture through history, food, and art that mainstream media r...

Short Films

The Stew

14 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

The Stew is the story of a father’s struggle to recreate the stew that’s been passed down through his family for generations. But growing...

Short Films

The Woodstock of House

97 | United States | 2021

Virtual Screening

The Woodstock of House details the triumph of disco music, attacked by mainstream America in the 1970s for being too black, too Latin, and too gay,...

Documentary

Watermelon Man

97 | United States | 1970

Nov 20th @ 6:00 pm @ Sainer Hall

A bigoted insurance agent wakes up one morning to find himself with darker skin. He now finds himself victim to the racial abuse he once perpetrate...

Feature FilmsClassic Film

ibánga

9 | Canada | 2021

Virtual Screening

An introspection on the notion of fear in Afro-descendant communities; is it palpable? How to face it? Perhaps knowing oneself, one another, knowin...

Short Films

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