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2022 FEATURE FILMS

2022 SHORT FILMS

Director: Sterling Carter
Runtime: 10 min

Nationwide Children’s partnered with Greater Columbus Arts Council, Film Columbus, and local filmmaker Sterling Carter to produce a short-form documentary highlighting transformational initiatives and partnerships in the Linden Community.

Director: Elle Moxley
Runtime: 26 min

Elle Moxley makes her directorial debut with the documentary short Black Beauty. The film traces her story as a Black transgender teenager in Ohio exploring her story and vision for a collective future – one that now seems possible in this rapidly changing world.

Director: Vera Brunner-Sung
Runtime: 16 min

Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation in Hollywood playing aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he takes a look back on his career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type.”

Director: Sarah Reyes
Runtime: 4 min

An unnamed young woman comically navigates her declining mental health in the wake of an oncoming depressive episode.

Director: Gabriel Herrera
Runtime: 10 min

There he sits proudly on his beautiful motorbike which he would never loan to anyone. He is certain that he alone can explore the jungle. A playful re-enactment with reversed roles that takes aim at the hubris of the colonial conquerors.

Director: Mary Elizabeth Boylan
Runtime: 12 min

One woman’s lifelong journey told through the prism of her childhood home.

Directors: Anna Dominguez, Sydney Lawson
Runtime: 3 min

Adapting to a voiceless world, two spouses remember the last words on the anniversary of their final conversation.

Filmed in Columbus, OH. Honorable mention at AGBO’s No Sleep ‘til Film Fest 2021.

Director: Shenny de Los Angeles
Runtime: 15 min

THE RITUAL TO BEAUTY is a mixed media piece integrating the stylization of documentary and spoken word. Inspired by Shenny’s one-woman show “What Happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn How to Love Themselves Brown?,” this piece invites you to witness the meaning of beauty through three generations of Dominican women.

Directors: Lewie & Noah Kloster
Runtime: 9 min

The completion of Jim Jarmusch’s film STRANGER THAN PARADISE depended on producer Sara Driver’s willingness and ability to smuggle one of the world’s weirdest and most controversial films across the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Jonathan Mehring
Runtime: 13 min

Two Palestinian youth seek freedom through skateboarding while growing up under occupation in the West Bank.

Director: Hope Tucker
Runtime: 14 min

Visitors and residents of New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, contribute to the production of public memory as they offer reckonings and advice about making “the journey of the dead.”