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About the Series

Every Monday through July 27 ABFF will bring you award-winning short films from alumni of the ABFF HBO Short Film Competition, followed by live Q&A with the films’ directors, as listed below. Click here to join the conversation on ZOOM at 9:00 PM ET.

STANHOPE

USA 18 MIN | JUNE 8

A teenage inner-city kid from Brooklyn gets caught up in a web of violence as a paid assassin.

Directed by: Solvan “Slick” Naim

HAIR WOLF

USA 12 MINS | JUNE 15

Set in a black hair salon in rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn, New York, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Directed by: Mariama Diallo

CHERRY WAVES

USA 14:45 MIN | JUNE 22

A story of love, loss, and finding oneself set against the world of underground street fighting.

Directed by: Carey Williams

FLIGHT

JAMAICA 13 MINS | JUNE 29

A Jamaican boy sets out on a dream, ten times his size, to fly to the moon, despite his circumstances and father’s opposition.

Directed by: Kia Moses, Adrian McDonald


MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES

USA 16 MINS | JULY 6

After a chance encounter with a bubbly old friend, socially awkward Lenny, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, decides to try to live a little. The only problem is himself.

Directed by: Alfonso Johnson

AMELIA’S CLOSET

USA 18 MINS | JULY 13

Amelia steals items from her classmates in retaliation for being bullied. After she’s caught, her father gives her the tools to gain true empowerment.

Directed by: Halima Lucas

CAP

USA 16 MINS | JULY 20

15 year old Manny Bennitt learns the hard way the price of being cool.

Directed by: Marshall Tyler

A DIFFERENT TREE

USA 15 MIN | JULY 27

The story of an eight-year-old girl’s journey to build a relationship with her absent father, through a class assigned family tree.

Directed by: Steven Caple, Jr.

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