Zeberiah Newman
Zeberiah Newman



Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.

Shorts Programs

LGBTQIA+ Short Film Competition Presented by Amazon MGM Studios

109 min.
Genre: Comedy, Directed by Women, Documentary, Drama, LGBTQIA+, Romance

In partnership with Amazon MGM Studios, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival presents the inaugural LGBTQIA+ Short Film Competition. From breakups to boybands, this collection of films is a diverse set of narrative, documentary, comedy, and drama shorts from emerging queer filmmakers.

After the screening, be sure to vote for your favorite short film! The Audience Award winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize.

100% USDA Certified Organic Homemade Tofu

Directed by Gbenga Komolafe
USA, 2023, 14 min.

Nikki spices things up at her mom's struggling tofu restaurant while working to afford her breast augmentation surgery.

Writer: Tee Park
Producer: Mireia Vilanova, Molly Hallam
Cast: Aus Wang, Miju Kim Pascual


All I Know

Directed by Obinna Robert Onyeri
Nigeria/USA, 2023, 16 min.

Georgia premiere

When his friend goes radio silent after a hook-up, Ebube questions if keeping quiet will protect his friend or put them both in danger.

Writer: Obinna Robert Onyeri           
Producers: Obinna Robert Onyeri, Esse Akwawa
Cast: Chimezie Imo, Delroy Norman


Breakup Text

Directed by Elizabeth Baudouin
USA, 2023, 14 min.

Georgia premiere

When Milla’s fiancé, Evie, suddenly leaves her, she must face the reality that their relationship is really over this time in this intimate portrait of queer grief.

Writer: Elizabeth Baudouin
Producers: Elizabeth Baudouin, Natalie Shirinian, Dylan Bell, Amanda Kozlowski, Kar'Lei Tan
Cast: Natalie Shirinian, Amanda Grace Jenkins



Directed by Taran Killam
USA, 2023, 17 min.

Charlie and Gerald revive their failed 2000s boyband, 2N1, for a competition with prize money that could remedy their financial woes. What could go wrong?

Writer: Andrew Chappelle
Producers: Sara Lindsey, Ashley Adams, Julie Craig
Cast: Caroline Rhea, Devere Rogers, Shannon Dang, Sam Pancake


I Thought the Earth Remembered Me

Directed by Prem Santana
USA, 2023, 17 min.

Southeast premiere

A terminally ill woman returns to the land where she lived over 30 years ago, reconnecting with nature and her long-ago love in this queer love story.

Writer: Prem Santana
Producer: Carylanna Taylor
Cast: Madonna Cacciatore, Penny O'Brien, Christine Liao


Relighting Candles: The Tim Sullivan Story

Directed by Zeberiah Newman and Michiel Thomas
USA, 2023, 21 min.

Tim Sullivan offers newly sober men and women a chance to rebuild their lives and a second chance at life from his West Hollywood candle shop during the busy Christmas season.         

Producers: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone
Cast: Tim Sullivan, Gregory Butler