A new season of Short & Fresh, REVOLT TV’s anthology series featuring short films, is returning with a new set of shorts! This time, REVOLT TV partnered with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) to curate the premiere, which features Office Sweats, Royal T-ype, Know Me So Well, and Drive Slow.
“The mission statement of Short & Fresh has always been to identify and spotlight the next generation of rising filmmakers, so there’s a natural synergy with AAFCA, a long-established champion for the film community,” says Jonathyn Pankratz, Vice President of Programming at REVOLT. “We’re excited to partner with AAFCA to shine an even bigger spotlight as our network continues to serve as the platform for emerging talent in the Hip Hop community.”
“Film shorts function as an important ‘testing ground’ for emerging filmmakers, which is why the African American Film Critics Association was thrilled to take part in the discovery of the next-gen talent featured on REVOLT’s Short & Fresh,” says Gil Robertson, President of AAFCA. “It’s been a privilege to witness the start of so many promising careers.”
The new season debuts Friday, Feb. 21 on REVOLT TV and REVOLT On Demand.
You can learn more about the featured shorts below:
Director: Artii Smith
A young African-American man struggles with character duality issues at the workplace, juggling both being himself and fitting the mold of corporate white America norms without a place for “black” culture.
Director: Kamille Wright
A semi-functional schizophrenic man with the skills of Shakespeare holds onto life with his typewriter…until it goes missing.
Know Me So Well
Director: Starr Nathan
When a Brooklyn-dwelling British woman in her late twenties realizes her relationship has run its course, she decides to explore a new romance, sending her on a journey of self-love, regret, and heartbreaking consequences.
Director: Terrence Thompson
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago tries to finish his college essays. As he struggles to boil down his complex surroundings in 500 words, his friends’ disparate opinions, racist news narratives, and the threat of lingering danger only complicate the process.
Photo: Office Sweats
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