The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) will host its annual short film festival virtually on Saturday, October 10, 2020, in partnership with Black-owned streaming service KweliTV. For 24 hours, viewers will be able to watch the 2020 festival selections online at Kweli.tv or through streaming devices and smart TVs. Tickets to access the virtual festival can be purchased HERE. “The short films we’ve selected showcase the breadth and depth of Black women’s stories around the world and our storytelling capabilities,” says Jaunice Sills, Chair of BWFN. “Each short was directed by, produced by, written by or starring a black woman. We are excited to present these stories on the Kweli TV platform – a digital space intentionally created by a Black woman, DeShuna Spencer, who wanted to bring truth to power as it relates to content. At this moment in time in our history – it is critical to recognize Black women’s art, influence and our stories that matter.”
The following are the shorts that will screen at the Black Women Film Network Short Film Festival:
After multiple encounters with her bully and a little academic inspiration, an African-American teen girl ﬁnally stands up for herself against classmates that question her cultural identity.