Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Youth Program

Squeaky Wheel

A family friendly lineup of thoughtful and fun, youth made shorts. (54 minutes total runtime)


Claudette Colvin: The Girl Who Started a Revolution, Gabrielle Fanti, Natalie Lane, Greta Lee, Sophia Steckler-Ludavicius & Connor Wyckoff (Dirs.), 9.5 minutes, USA, 2017

This documentary tells the story of Claudette Colvin, who, at age 15 and before Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger while riding a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

Tomorrow's Voice, Patrick Bululu (Dir.), 11.2 minutes, USA, 2018

This documentary voices the need for Self Advocacy in communities with disabilities and the struggles they face getting equitable treatment.

Dream Poems, Buffalo Youth Media Institute with Just Buffalo Writing Center (Dirs.), 5.5 minutes, USA, 2018

These visual poems are creative collaborations with creative writers and media makers of youth in Buffalo NY.

World Peace, Soundioulou Cissoko - 1.1 minutes, USA, 2018

This experimental short work explores the anxieties and absurdity of current policial climate.

Dead Bodies, Gabrielle Wallace - 2 minutes, USA, 2018

Using found footage and collage techniques, this filmmaker explores the current state of black bodies in media and in the streets.

Skin I'm In, Buffalo Youth Media Institute (Dirs.), 2.3 minutes, USA, 2018

This short experimental documentary questions what skin means to young people and how it affects them.

The Rake-ening, Jolie Criscione (Dir.) , 1.4 minutes, USA, 2017

In a suburban nightmare, never forget to do your yard work.

A Long, Long Now, Buffalo Youth Media Institute (Dirs.) 23 minutes, USA, 2018

n this ScFi/Documentary short, we are displaced from our present and sent to the future to ask about the equity and purpose of technology.

Event still from: A Long, Long Now, Buffalo Youth Media Institute (Dirs.), 23 minutes, USA, 2018

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