Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Winning Oscar-qualifying Awards at South by Southwest and Urbanworld Film Festival, Writer-Director Tomer Shushan rethinks the principles of morality in White Eye; a short film following a man’s efforts to retrieve his stolen bike, now in possession of a stranger. An alumnus of the Minshar School of Arts film department, Shushan is best known for his shorts White Eye and Inside Shells earning screening at … Continue reading Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

Quanda Graves talks with the talented director Farah Nabulsi, about her award winning film The Present. Farah Nabulsi’s The Present is heartwarmingly stirring: It’s about a family who must pass through a segregated and alarming checkpoint just to buy their weekly groceries. It is charging and captivatingly sad. The Present shows us that while we can just take a drive or walk to our stores without a scratch … Continue reading The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

Director Charles Xiuzhi Dong’s topical live-action short film After Class tells the universal story of a mother who is willing to do whatever it takes to help her child. Having only recently begun its festival run the film has just been awarded the top Oscar Qualifying prize at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, in Japan. Eight-year-old Su Min and her mother reside in the … Continue reading AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy

Live-Action Short Gramercy looks at mental health within the black community Selected for BFI London Film Festival & AFI FEST Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy

Sonia K. Hadad’s Interview: “Stories that challenge humans in a particular situation are so fascinating to me.”

Sonia K. Hadad’s brilliant short film Exam focuses on a young woman who has to make a very important decision on the day of her exam, leading to unanticipated events that endanger her own life. We had the chance to speak with the incredibly talented female director about the short film which kept us all on the edge of our seats the entire time we … Continue reading Sonia K. Hadad’s Interview: “Stories that challenge humans in a particular situation are so fascinating to me.”