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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.