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Shorts Spotlight film still

Shorts Spotlight: A Kaleidoscope of Connections

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Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

Shorts Spotlight: A Kaleidoscope of Connections

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

A curious collection of sweet, quirky, and sometimes heartbreaking shorts encompassing the highs and lows of interpersonal relationships.

Catch Him

Directed by Leah Bleich
USA, 2023, 10 min.

World premiere

A young dad attempts to catch a guinea pig on the run in his home, inadvertently stumbling through memories in the process.

Writer: Leah Bleich
Producer: Max Berger
Cast: Harley Harrison, Christina Toth

 

Crarylake Boats & Floats

Directed by Spencer Thielmann and Emily Berge
USA, 2023, 10 min.

Zeberiah Newman
Zeberiah Newman

LGBTQIA+ Short Film Competition Presented by Amazon MGM Studios

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Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.

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.

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Kokomo City

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Thursday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m.

Kokomo City

USA
| 73 min.
Genre: BIPOC Experience, Directed by Women, Documentary, First Feature, LGBTQIA+

In this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City — Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver — who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom.

DIRECTOR

D. Smith

PRODUCERS

D. Smith

Harris Doran

Bill Butler

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The Persian Version film still

The Persian Version

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Saturday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m.

The Persian Version

USA
| 107 min.
Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Directed by Women, Drama, LGBTQIA+

Iranian American Leila strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures. When her family reunites in New York City for her father's heart transplant, Leila attempts to keep her "real" life separate from her family life. When her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her and her mother.

DIRECTOR

Maryam Keshavarz

PRODUCERS

Ann Carey

Ben Howe

Luca Borghese

WRITER

Maryam Keshavarz

CAST

Layla Mahammadi

Niousha Noor

Kamand Shafieisabet

Bijan Daneshmand

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR