WNY Short Films

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30am

Join us For Docs and Donuts!

We'll have a special at our concessions stand - coffee and a delicious Donut from Donuts Delite for $3!

FAMILY REWRITTEN Directed by Yasmin Mistry [13 min]

Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps.

POPO Directed by Emma Donaher [9 min]

A portrait of Mariana Liaw, or Popo to her grandchildren.

IT WILL BE LIKE MAGIC Directed by Mustafa Hussain [16 min]

Hasan is a 16-year-old Rohingya refugee living in Chicago who fleed the genocide in Burma.

MS. JACKSON Directed by Nate Bellavia [13 min]

Facing an uncertain round of cancer treatments, Ms. Jackson has unflinching optimism.

THE FIGHTER Directed by Boris Shirman [13 min]

Enmanuel is a 25-year-old illegal Dominican immigrant in the Bronx who is pursuing higher education, a boxing career, and military service to make reparations to his life. 

LEFT UNSAID Directed by Traci Westcott [9 min]

Army veteran Tabitha Emo’s service continues she helps take care of her step-father. 

THIS IS SYRACUSE Directed by Eden Strachan [13 min]

A story about a city in crisis and the people who are trying to save it. 

COMING BACK Directed by Emily Hunt & Boris Shirmann [2 min]

Spending half his life in prison, Thomas is re-entering a world of smartphones and colors.

WE ARE ITHACA Director Becky Lane / Executive Producer Robyn Wishna  [7 min]

More than 1,200 people participated in a community portrait project in Ithaca, NY. 

* The inaugural Election Day Grant, funded by the Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group, will be presented to Julie Gelfand prior to the screening. *

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission