2020 Selected Films | Short Block 1

Q&A moderated by Colette Ghunim (Documentary Filmmaker and Founder of Mezcla Media Collective) with Short Block 1 filmmakers, free event on the Seed&Spark film festival online platform, Thursday, August 6th 5 PM PT / 8 PM EST. Meet the moderator and filmmakers.

“Cool for Five Seconds”

Cool for Five Seconds – directed by Dani Wieder

When Colleen reunites with her estranged sister, things don’t go exactly as she planned.

“Pusher”

Pusher – directed Andi Morrow

In a small Appalachian town crippled by opioid addiction, a young drug dealer is coming to terms with the life she’s chosen.

“Mi Alma”

Mi Alma – directed by Nathalie Villarpando

A coming of age story that surrounds Alma who was raised in an American society, but roots deeply from her Latin culture represented by her mother Viviana. Struggling with her identity, Alma finds a way to combat her internal struggles through her multiple identities represented in her portraits.

“The Cheap Seats”

The Cheap Seats – directed by Brittany Reeber

A docu-narrative short about Donna’s day in the psychic capital of the world, Cassadaga, Florida starring Laura Cayouette (“Queen Sugar,” “Django Unchained,” “Kill Bill Vol. 2”) and a real life resident medium, Nellie Conner.

“In the Blood”

In the Blood – directed by Regina Banali

In the old west, Sartana rides into town to score some cash, form a gang and settle a score. His ex Dolores has been hiding out with an unwitting suitor. She has secrets and they are catching up with her. She means to skip town but her beau confronts her looking for answers and she doesn’t make it out in time before having a shootout with Sartana and his gang.