Narrative Short

  • Narrative short
    7 minutes / 2017
    Director: 
    Country: Algeria
    The film talks about the War Child. This is the story of a 14 year old who lived through the beginning of the war in Syria. Where bombing destroyed his home and his whole family died. The child's love for drawing helps him keep track of the memories of the house his pen and blue hat. Displaced in the streets, he doesn’t give up his dream of painting and his paintings on the ground drawings reflect the homeland. He later becomes a refugee in another country, grows up but remains haunted by childhood memories in his dreams and his illusions and everywhere...

     

  • Narrative short
    18 minutes / 2015
    Director: Mugume Davidson
    Country: Uganda
    Atim a young woman in her efforts to escape her abducter Bongwat comes face to face with the reality of what it means to be an abductee and the consequence of unrequited his love. A Dog Story, the tale of war, survival and unrequited love.

     

  • Experimental - music
    5 minutes / 2017
    Director: Nuno Barreto
    Country: Angola

    África is a beautiful music video that invokes the spirit of Africa and inspires us to protect mother earth. A homage to our rich and vibrant  cultural heritage.

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2016
    Director: Haminiaina Ratovoarivony
    Country: Madagascar
    While the Madagascar's capital Antananarivo is in the turmoil of a political crisis, filmmaker Hamy Ratovo fights against the censorship of his film in the margins of the demonstrations. Mixing real facts and fiction, Antananarivo tiako ianao revisits the political events of 7 February 2009, which lead the presidential guard to open fire on protesters.

     

  • Narrative short
    3 minutes / 2017
    Director: Hyacinthe HOUNSOU
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    In the evening of independence, the President of the Republic loses his memory in an accident. Meanwhile Ivory Coast is the target of a terrorist attack. In a secret operation, the Karl Gaudence agent and the Agency for espionage embark in search and try at the same time to simultaneously thwart any imminent attacks against the country

     

  • Narrative short
    26 minutes / 
    Director: Insaf Arafa
    Country: Tunisia
    Aymen and Aicha are deeply in love when all of a sudden, life brings the couple to an unfortunate and deadly test. Comforted by the strength of their love as well as by their love for nature, Aymen and Aicha, rely on their love’s sturdiness to defeat the the tragedy which threatens their future.

     

  • Narrative short
    10 minutes / 2017
    Director: Ignatius Matope
    Country: Zimbabwe
    A heartbreaking short film from Zimbabwe. A well educated but underemployed family man struggles to deal with he socio-economic challenges but finds unconditional love and care from his family.

     

  • Narrative short
    21:30 minutes / 2017
    Director: Roseline Gnapi
    Country: USA
    An African American girl, Jasmine, feels insecured about her skin color and is willing to go to any length to be called beautiful.

     

  • Experimental short
    6 minutes / 2016
    Director: Lawrie Zidyana
    Country: Zimbabwe / UK
    With the president leading the anti gay rhetoric, being a lesbian in Zimbabwe is very scary. This film is based on a poem written by a Zimbabwean LGBT in a brave response to President Robert Mugabe.

     

  • Narrative short
    2 minutes / 2016
    Director: Remi Bumstead
    Country: Uganda
    Beka lives in rural Uganda. He loves his bike. And bubbles.

     

  • Narrative short
    5 minutes / 2016
    Director: Francesca Andre
    Country: USA
    Charcoal" which at its core, is a story about redemption and overcoming pain. This film focuses on 2 black women, who have been victims of colorism. Although there are vast distances between each of them, their lives are parallel. They constantly face a barrage of social messages that erode their self-worth and self-esteem. Yet through the pain that they’ve endured, these women go through a metamorphosis. They take their power back, fully embracing in their dark complexion and stopping the cycle of self-hatred.

     

  • Narrative short
    11 minutes / 2016
    Director: Vusi'Africa Sindane
    Country: South Africa
    An adaptation of Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona's play Marygolds In August, Die Kraal Kraal tells the story of a woman who has to come to terms with the sudden death of her husband.

     

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: Latheleene Bosé
    Country: USA / Nigeria
    A New York writer born of Nigerian parentage living in London deals with the complexities of a bi-cultural identity. 

  • Narrative short
    5 minutes / 2017
    Director: Abdallah Gad
    Country: Egypt
    Look at the screen well and then laugh .. The next game is coming to you 

     

  • Narrative short
    10 minutes / 2016
    Director: Ekwa Msangi
    Country: USA / Tanzania
    On the morning of the long-awaited reunion with his exiled family, a man is faced with the heartbreak of a different type of parting - from his lover.

     

  • Narrative short
    8 minutes / 2014
    Director: Danielle Iregbu
    Country: Nigeria

    Fireflies poses the ultimate question “what if tomorrow never comes?”. In 8 short minutes, young and talented filmmaker Danielle Iregbu, uses poetry, movement, colors and a haunting soundtrack to transport us into the world of surrealism and the sublime, a world filled with joy and sadness, hope and anguish and ultimately life and death.

  • Narrative short
    8 minutes / 2015
    Directed by: Mantegaftot Sileshi Siyoum
    Country: Ethiopia
    A local thief in a bakery suddenly yells "THIEF!" at a young father, who just wants to buy one loaf of bread for his hungry children, an angry mob starts wildly chasing the young father away.

     

  • Narrative short
    9 minutes / 2016
    Director: Girum Ermyas Gebereselassie
    Country: Ethiopia

     Through the joy and sadness of two lovers, we are invited on a difficult journey into a dark past in Ethiopia’s recent history. A time when freedom was a luxury and no one was beyond the treacherous grasp of the authorities.

  • Narrative short
    24 minutes / 2016
    Director: Barbara Karuana
    Country: South Africa
    "TRAGEDY DESTROYS, LOVE HEALS." Homecoming tells the story of Sabelo, who returns home having left 5 years earlier following the death of his mother and the subsequent demise of his relationship with his "now" alcoholic father. Upon his "Homecoming", Sabelo finds that in his absence his father has 'gone off the rails' and this has ultimately led to the demise of the once prominent family owned tavern, The Thembalethu Bar. Sabelo needs to not only come to grips with trying to make the bar marvel once more, but also realises that in order for the bar to have any chance of success again, he needs to reconcile with his father.

     

  • Narrative short
    4 minutes / 2017
    Director: Omnya Abdelwahab
    Country: Egypt

    I am Muslim …. is a sharp and witty look at otherness in a world where stereotypes have led to an erosion of rational thought. This movie pushes us to examine our own preconceptions about Muslims. 

  • Narrative Short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: OtoObong Ekpenyong
    Country: Nigeria
    When three friends sitting to an evening round of drinks are disrupted, their attempt to catch the spoiler takes an unexpected turn. This docudrama short, set in a rural community in southern Nigeria, depicts a not-so-talked-about reality and draws attention to a practice that perpetuates a certain injustice to humanity.

     

  • Narrative short
    23 minutes / 2017
    Director: Tapiwa Kapuya
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Rhuveneko, 19, goes back to her family's village to claim her inheritance when the village holds a meeting to distribute land. Her father, Chief Matsika, died during Zimbabwe's brutal liberation war in the 1970s. Now Ruvheneko's uncle is Chief. As his greedy and corrupt nature is exposed at the village meeting, Rhuveneko learns of her father's true nature.

     

  • Narrative short
    20 minutes / 2016
    Directors: Jonathan A. MAson and Hamid Saïdji
    Country: Algeria
    A kalaiedoscopic journey through the streets of Algiers in Hocine Filali's ramshackle Taxi. With dreams of setting sail toward a better life in Italy, he'll first have to break free from the grip of this magical city and its colorful cast of characters.

     

  • Narrative short
    8 minutes / 2017
    Director: Hlumela Matika
    Country: South Africa / USA
    A hybrid documentary/fiction short exploring personal journey as it relates to the American refugee community. Transitioning from their home country into a new one, refugees often undertake the challenges of learning a new language. The film follows the lives of Soria played by Habiba Buro (Ethiopian) and Yusuf Mohamed (Somalian) staged in the backdrop of an english class room, the story follows migrants living in Upstate New York, as they embark on a journey of culture assimilation.

     

  • Narrative short
    23 minutes / 2016
    Director: Keni Ogunlola
    Country: Nigeria / UK
    THE OGHENEKHAROS, a professional Nigerian couple have abandoned accomplished lives in Nigeria and come to England. They are confident, HIGHLY SKILLED, even ARROGANT. Their hopes are high and their skills are intact. And why not, both boast lofty qualifications in their respective profession. However, as life in the UK slowly unravels, the true worth of their 'top' skills and huge Nigerian portfolio is far from what they had dreamed.

     

  • Narrative short
    16 minutes / 2017
    Director: O B'ryan Vinglassalon
    Country: Mauritius
    An empty bus station becomes the scene of an unexpected encounter between a photographe and unconventional characters.

     

  • Narrative short
    29 minutes / 2016
    Director: Mohamed Aouad
    Country: Morocco
    Driss is a respected and proud fisherman who lives in a Village in the north of Morocco. He lives with his only son, Adil, 16, on one of the Small terraces of the village. After the departure of his wife, relationship with his son became very conflictual. Adil decides to leave too, letting Driss sink in grief, guilt, disappointment and alcohol. Adil comes back out of love, but not for long.

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: Kondoki Guillaume
    Country: Réunion
    Erika, a young woman born in a tough district of Reunion Island, is faced with a lack of job opportunities. She works many undeclared casual jobs but still looks for a way out…

     

  • Narrative short
    17 minutes / 2017
    Director: Mark Maina
    Country: Kenya
    The film tells the story of a young African woman obsessed with old routine and an unwillingness to try new things. When she unexpectedly finds an appreciation for a modern day object, she is forced to completely rethink –and overthink –her life.

     

  • Narrative short
    9:30 minutes / 2017
    Director: E.G. Bailey
    Country: USA
    How far will a Mother go to protect her children? A 2017 Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe. She takes to the neighborhood with kids in tow. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the BLM dialogue.

     

  • Narrative short
    17 minutes / 2016
    Director: Udoka Oyeka
    Country: Nigeria
    A gruesome Boko Haram terrorist attack has destroyed the bank, the police station and the market of a small town in Northern Nigeria. In charge of the overcrowded ER of a rundown hospital, DR. GBENGA and his staff are doing all they can to help the victims, when a young man suspected to be one of the terrorists is brought in. The town’s Chief of Police demands immediate jungle justice but GBENGA must keep everyone’s values in check especially his own.

     

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: Sihle Hlophe
    Country: South Africa
    Nomfundo is a short film about a tormented and impulsive young woman who is pregnant with her first child. When Nomfundo is betrayed by the two people she holds dear to her heart, she makes an erratic decision that unleashes a tragic chain of events. She flees from the repercussions of her actions and has a transcendental encounter that changes the course of her life forever.

  • Narrative short
    24 minutes / 2017
    Director: Walid Ayoub
    Country: Morocco
    In order to participate in a journalism contest, Sami, a dreamy young man, Starts writing of a report on Abbas, an atypical killer he has known since childhood…

     

  • Narrative short
    8 minutes / 2016
    Director: Xavier Burgin
    Country: USA
    Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview. On Time is a proof of concept piece from the larger feature script, Rough Around The Edges, which made it past the 1st round of The Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. The script follows Renee Johnson's larger arc through the loss of her child, juvenile dependency court, and gaining back her daughter.

     

  • Experimental
    5 minutes / 2017
    Director: Sewra G Kidane
    Country: USA
    “Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives. Periods are so period, where as an exclamation point livens up a sentence! There is simply nothing worse than a long dragged out sentence ending in an uninspiring dull dot! So when exclamation points are your philosophy on life, one must always keep it on the up beat!!

     

  • Narrative short
    5:30 minutes / 2016
    Director: Boussaber Lahoucine
    Country: Morocco
    A beautiful girl with psychological problems, it is still in her room and doses of all kinds of drugs, these psychological problems because of the physical problem, the problem that society does not accept.

     

  • Narrative short
    10 minutes / 2015
    Director: Lungelo Kuzwayo
    Country: South Africa
    When Mbali, a charming and adventurous 7 year-old South African, defies the norm by making a new friend; she sparks a journey of transformation.

     

  • Narrative short
    12 minutes / 2016
    Director: Mlu Godola
    Country: South Africa
    When a small community's only source of water unexpectedly collapses during a severe drought; Zoleka, a mild mannered and well meaning young woman, is forced to go to extreme lengths to ensure that her ailing sister lives another day...

     

  • Narrative short
    7 minutes / 2016
    Director: Chiemela M. Peter
    Country: Nigeria
    Spending so much time in the society can never build a home but rather create family conflict.

     

  • Narrative short
    4:30 minutes / 2017
    Director: Ganza Moise
    Country: Rwanda
    A girl nearing her coming of age, fights to literally regain her voice while silence is accepted as the common status in her surrounding.

     

  • Narrative short
    22 minutes / 2017
    Director: Michelle Mboya
    Country: Kenya
    A young girl suffering from a past trauma believes that she has one day left to live. She sets upon a journey to find her one paradise before it happens.

     

  • Narrative short
    16 minutes / 2017
    Director: Mouhamed Lamine Wade
    Country: Senegal
    Diary is a Fulani and is in love with Hamed, who belongs to another ethnic group: he is a Griot. In Senegal, this is a problem...

     

  • Narrative short
    3 minutes / 2016
    Director: Lebohang Motlomelo
    Country: Lesotho
    After four years of independence and since his father was captured, Mosiuoa finds himself alone in the world filled with pride, wickedness and evil, when his brother Ramonne leaves for the Liberation Army camp to avenge his father’s legacy.

     

  • Narrative short
    6 minutes / 2016
    Director: Ghada Ali
    Country: Egypt
    What if the famous Mad Hatter from (Alice in Wonderlands) suddenly found himself in a house of a local area in Egypt, involved with a man called (Hossam Al Omda) who will use him badly under his authority in his house that will turn to be like a prison. The Mad Hatter will try to escape it and keep searching for Alice even though he doesn't know what will happen to him next!. A Fable Film that was made from A to Z in 48 hours.

     

  • Narrative short
    20 minutes / 2017
    Director: Omowuni Taiwo
    Country: Nigeria
    THE REPUBLIC is the story of three childhood friends, DAGBO, GARBA and SKUKI. Their village fell into the hands of an invader and treasure hunter, MAMADUGBA who himself was a victim of circumstance who chose to become a slave master rather than become a slave. Mamadugba seeks to acquire ancient treasures spread across several kingdoms but he must first conquer all the Royal families which are custodians of the split treasure map to obtain a complete useable puzzle map.

     

  • Narrative short
    25 minutes / 2017
    Director: Reabetswe Moeti
    Country: South Africa
    After spending 3 years in England completing her MBA studies, golden girl Thato has returned to her butchery owning, South African township home with a new diet. She’s a vegan! At her welcome home dinner party, all is revealed…but not all is understood.

     

  • Narrative short
    20 minutes / 2017
    Director: Nyirinkwaya Ngoma
    Country: Rwanda
    A lonely Writer is about to write his next book about prostutition life as he was raised by a prostitute mother before she died when he was young. The research become a struggle for him as he gets to understand the lives of these Women.

     

  • Narrative short
    12 minutes / 2017
    Director: Dancurf Brown
    Country: Kenya
    A short film about youth radicalization and terrorism . It tells the story of Salim: a young guy who finds himself in trouble when a terrorist sect kidnaps his sister and blackmails him to bomb a shopping mall in exchange for his sister's life.

     

  • Narrative short
    13 minutes / 2017
    Director: Roger Komla B. Gbekou
    Country: Togo
    After the death of her husband who was trying a clandestine immigration to the Sicily island, a young pregnant lady decided to use all possible means to get a French citizenship for her unborn child. Against all odds she decided to give birth in the French Embassy.

     

  • Experimental - music
    6 minutes / 2017
    Directors: SUTRA and Edem Dotse
    Country: Ghana
    A two part music film by UK based Ghanaian singer/songwriter SUTRA, “Waves/The Water” explores notions of God, womanhood, identity, spirituality, suffering and healing. Drawing from Akan tradition, philosophy and symbolism and using water as an overarching motif with fluctuating interpretations, each part of the film represents different ends on a spectrum of pain. It seeks to interrogate the ways in which we process our pain, how we share or bury it, how it breaks us down and how we triumph in spite of it.

     

  • Narrative short
    19 minutes / 2016
    Director: Sofian El Fani
    Country: Tunisia
    Baba Azizi is an old man that was not spared by illness. Passed around from house to house of his different children, he finds himself at his daughter’s for a couple of days. An umpteenth ordeal in perspective... but things will not go as he imagined.

     

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: Cont de Monk
    Country: South Sudan
    Zawaja Gali (Marriage Is Expensive), is a short film about a young South Sudanese fella called (Jada) who wants to marry his girlfriend (Aluel). As he tries to achieve that goal, he encounters some challenges that make his mission seem rather impossible to accomplish. However, determined more than ever to succeed, Jada looks for a way around the challenges, so as to be with the woman he loves.