Wednesday May 2nd - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Walmart Museum World Room

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Friday May 4th - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mockingbird Theatre at Arvest Community Room

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Shorts Competition Block 1 – Inclusion

The Brownlist
"The Brownlist" is a smart, satirical comedy that explores race and what it means to be “diverse” in Hollywood. It’s the story of a girl blessed with two races, but isn't enough of either to fit into the Hollywood box.
Director(s): Kelly Walker and Ryan Garcia
Writer(s): Ursula Taherian
Main Cast: rsula Taherian, Camille Guaty, David Sullivan, Kerry O'Malley, Christine Garver
Running Time (in minutes): 6 min

Mud (Hashtł'ishnii)
On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family, and culture.
Director(s): Shaandiin Tome
Writer(s): Shaandiin Tome
Main Cast: Trini King, Forrest Goodluck, Ernest Tsosie
Running Time (in minutes): 10 min

Kill Off
A woman with an intellectual disability forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of street dance.
Director(s): Genevieve Clay-Smith
Writer(s): Genevieve Clay-Smith
Main Cast: Jamie Brewer, Abby Earl, Mandela Mathia
Running Time (in minutes): 15 min

A black teen from south L.A falls for his white tutor. Their romance struggles as the color of their skin is a reminder of their differences.
Director(s): Nayip Ramos
Writer(s): Nayip Ramos
Main Cast: Madison Iseman (Sam) D’Meetri (Allen)
Running Time (in minutes): 24 min

Fee is out celebrating with her friends, but a voice from the past keeps plaguing her. Escaping the pub for a breath of fresh air, Fee comes across a church and follows her impulse. As her heels echo in the silence of the cathedral, that voice, the person who has rejected her all her life appears.
Director(s): Guen Murroni
Writer(s): Guen Murroni
Main Cast: Munroe Bergdorf (Fee), Sukey Parnell (Alice)
Running Time (in minutes): 10 min

The Counter: 1960
Three "WOKE" Black Students from 2017 find themselves seated at the Lunch Counters in 1960. Will they be served?
Director(s): Tracy Twinkie Byrd
Writer(s): Tracy Twinkie Byrd, Ashley Jackson
Main Cast: Ashley Jackson (Diane) Jerod Haynes (Joseph) Etienne Maurice (Franklin) Vanessa Bell Calloway (Nicole) Charles Malik Whitfield (Keith) Buddy Lewis (Robert)
Running Time (in minutes): 15 min

Tiger by the Tail
Based in Hong Kong, this is a short film about a teenage girl's first day out of juvenile detention center.
Director(s): Nicola Fan
Writer(s): Catherine Lai
Main Cast: Rachel Leung (Little Tiger), Kathleen Poon (Wing), Venus Cheung (Ming)
Running Time (in minutes): 16 min

Empire on Main Street
A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.
Director(s): Jessica Congdon
Writer(s): Jessica Congdon, Eric Holland
Main Cast: Crista Luedtke
Running Time (in minutes): 25 min