Movie under the starts: AIFF High School Program

Trejur - Thomas King | Animation | Concord High school | MA | 10 min

Synopsis: A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, fantasy and animated short film.

Skateboarding - Julie Lozano | Doc | Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy | Mayles Documentary Center | New York | 4:36 min

Synopsis: For young people who love to skate

Needles & Threads - Alyssa Abreu, Moises Vargas, and Anisa Hamilton | Doc | Mayles Documentary Center | New York | 9:38 min

Synopsis: The despairing effect of one woman's addiction on two families

The New Life: Ivette Alvarado - Hediyed Khodaei and Intranic Youssed | Doc | Reel Youth Canada | Vancouver, Canada | 4:16 min

Synopsis: Having fled the civil war in El Salvador, Ivette reflects on Canada's role in the refugee crisis and her philosophy on a good life

Violence in Baltimore: A community in Chaos - Brooke Anderson, William Coles, Katia Crawford, Jayla Elliot, Joelle Faison, Kailah Hall, Eric Hunter, William Mitchell, Sama Muhammad, Ade Ogunshina, Eva Ojekwe, Brian Thompson and Ayanna White | Doc | Wide Angle Youth Media | Baltimore, Maryland | 20:57 min

Sypnosis: In Spring 2017, high school students investigate the cycle of violence in Baltimore searching for real-world strategies to prevent violence from escalating among their peers and their communities

Art Collector - Saoirse Loftus-Reid | Narrative | Lexington High school | MA | 4:55 min

Synopsis: A mysterious woman uses her ability to live in paintings to influence artist for her art collection

The Story of Glenda King - Parissa Naeem, Vanesa Eap, Sara Zaidi and Raquel Solomon | Doc | Reel Youth Canada | Vancouver, Canada | 5:24 min

Synopsis: Glenda lived in her car for years and has since moved into a cold, dark basement apartment in Brampton, Ontario. She is a regular at ReGeneration Outreach Community, where she gives back by teaching knitting. She is also a self-proclaimed SOB and has some strong words for Justin Trudeau.

This film was made in the Youth and Homeless Film Project, a unique filmmaking workshop that brought together youth and homeless seniors, in a creative collaboration to produce short films that feature the untold stories of seniors who are homeless or living in poverty.

iRony - Radheya Jegatheva | Doc/Animation | Australia | 8 min


Synopsis: The message of this video isn't to say technology and social media is evil and we should go back to the stone age. It's about humanity and our relationship with it. This film was created on a laptop. the soundtrack is completely digital, and the producer uses social media and technology - this all goes to the name of the film, iRony. His goal with the film was to hopefully cause discussion or at least contemplation about these issues in a creative way and to make people reconsider the overconsumption of social media or the ways in which it can be harmful.

Magician - Linh Chit Hunter Wanger Adrian Marquez | Doc | 5:55 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: Arrogant magician learns a tricky lesson.

What Now - Gregory Aragon | Doc | 3:07 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: Stand with the outcasts or refrain.

Irreplaceable - Jasmin De La Cruz, Jenavier Tesada, Kaylyn Sverker, Kelvin Colahan | Nar | 4:00 min | Raw Art Works | Lynn MA

Synopsis: A home isn’t complete without a

Awaken the Dragon Together | Shuyi Wang | Doc | 5:29 min | Hua Plus TV | Asian Cultural Center | Cambridge MA

Synopsis: a short-format documentary about Massachusetts’ first dragon boat team for cancer survivors, featured and screened as a finalist of HUA International Short Film festival at Los Angels, London and Tokyo in 2017.