Going for Gold (Shorts) *In Competition

Runtime: 11:31:04
Available:: Apr 26, 2021 19:10
Until:: Jun 01, 2021 06:59

Going for Gold consists of content that is nominated for awards in their respective categories. Take a look at what could be the next Micheaux Award winning content!

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Ashes

Ashes

00:05:28

A grief stricken teenager finds an unexpected way to mourn the loss of her first love.

Alone Together

Alone Together

00:13:40

Inspired by a true story. Anna is battling the beginning stages of dementia at an assisted living facility in the days following the statewide quarantine. No longer able to receive visits from her family, she is forced to spend time with them via Zoom, which proves to be difficult. Anna battles the loneliness of her everyday routine and her fading memory, as she struggles to find human connection through technology. Before she knows it, the only consistent thing in her life is her caretaker.

An American Boy

An American Boy

00:17:12

“An American Boy” is a realistic drama set in early 2000s Chicago. The story follows a musically talented young boy who is sent to live with his convert Muslim father after his mom discovers him dressing up as her. Inciting religious practices on the young boy, he is forbidden to sing in an upcoming school recital, which forms new trauma in his life.

Harana

Harana

00:16:36

Maya is a cover band singer in a Las Vegas casino-hotel lounge trying to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her. Wrestling between her passion for songwriting and becoming a pop-culture photocopy for an un-listening audience, she realizes that music -- the one thing that keeps them distant – can also bring them closer together.

A Blue Shroud

A Blue Shroud

00:29:28

After surviving an attempt on his life, disgraced police officer Adam Hoffman seeks revenge and calls upon his partner and friend, David Carter. Carter is torn between his sense of duty to his department and his community. Together, the two confront their stained past and make decisions that will dictate the future of the force and the people they serve.

10 Years in 40 Seconds

10 Years in 40 Seconds

00:20:50

In this coming of age, zombie film, pre-teens Yaya, Jared and Dre begin their day slanging water on the corner until they are forced to survive a zombie outbreak. On their journey, lives are lost, dreams are killed, and new realities are accepted. How will these kids navigate a world they aren’t meant to survive and how do they hold on to their innocence during the process?

Black Boys Can't Cry

Black Boys Can't Cry

00:04:33

Javion is a dutiful and loving black father. He is the protector and provider of the family, including his wife, daughter, and grandmother. However, he is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence. Not knowing how to deal with the trauma, he attempts to hide the behemoth inside him that is trying to break out. But not until tonight when he is finally overwhelmed, and he attacks his family while he ultimately comes face-to-face with his painful past. Only the prayerful hands of his grandmother can help channel his buried emotion from taking control.

CIRCUIT

CIRCUIT

00:13:25

Groomed by an older man with promises of love and protection, 16-year-old Savannah Jones' romantic expectations quickly fade as she finds herself trapped in the dark and devastating world of sex trafficking. Now called "Blondie," she stumbles her way through the hierarchy of girls, as she is forced to perform sexual acts for the wealthy. In the end, her efforts for rescue

Blue Laces

Blue Laces

00:13:34

Crip gang members Chili, Mia, and Tracey ride their bikes down a picturesque street on the Northside of Long Beach when Chili spots Kiki, a fellow classmate. Mia reveals that Kiki has just lost her brother to police brutality Chili invites Kiki to join the gang. Kiki accepts but later reveals that she plans to go off to college setting off a series of unexpected events.

Catch A Girl

Catch A Girl

00:14:44

With his elementary understanding of courtship, 11-year-old Darius meets up with friends that conspire to play a popular “predator vs. prey” childhood game, targeted to take advantage of girls.

Dark Lights

Dark Lights

00:10:00

A haunted, sexy Las Vegas penthouse dweller explores the darker side of the city and its many addictions.

Check Out Time

Check Out Time

00:25:48

As two friends unravel their true feelings for each other, their focus is immediately shifted to survival when their love is haunted by the spirit of a bitter hotel owner.

|CONNECT|

|CONNECT|

00:49:06

|CONNECT| is a compelling supernatural socio-political drama with sci-fi elements about a young black male named Vincent who is struggling with his ability to communicate with the dead. Once his ability becomes public as the sudden murder of a teenage shakes the community, he is forced to make a life altering decision.

DECEMBER 21ST

DECEMBER 21ST

00:13:48

On Dec. 21st 2020, The solar system’s largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn collide to create a bright point in the sky that gifts black people supernatural powers. Jamal's powers help him discover a new world.

Distance

Distance

00:18:39

In a world where physical distancing is strictly enforced during a years-long pandemic, Eric Jones (Alex Skinner) looks forward to his frequent video dates with Kat Hunley (Kiana Madani) a tech wizard who does consulting projects for the government. Eric's last girlfriend, Sarah, was killed by the virus, so he values his time with Kat. A nonprofit advocate, Eric's also intrigued by Kat's penchant for taking risks, and tonight, she has a crazy idea: meeting up "IRL," or In Real Life.

Eric really wants to see Kat in person - so he agrees to her plan. They meet at a local bar with a Clean Air Space System (CAS System). Despite initial nerves, Eric is pretty smitten by Kat, and after a few drinks, the two decide to take an even greater risk: go to Eric's place.

Once there, it turns out that Eric and Kat have dangerous secrets to share - secrets that are best kept at a safe distance.

Disturbance

Disturbance

00:05:41

A young police officer, on one her first nights on the job, is dispatched to disturbance call at a suburban home. Little does the officer know, that this seemingly ordinary call, will turn into something more sinister.

Echoes of a Winter Sunshine

Echoes of a Winter Sunshine

00:14:51

A 16 year old and her 10 year old brother find themselves homeless in Harlem.

FoFo

FoFo

00:11:54

Thaddeus is a happy boy who lives with his mother and half-sister in a small house. Because of a brain injury, Thaddeus has a difficult time communicating with people but still sees the beauty in his surroundings.
Before the day of his mother’s birthday. He wants to give his mother a special gift by saying Happy Birthday to her. After Thaddeus falls down and hits his head in the bathroom, he can suddenly understand the human language. On the day of his mother’s birthday, his sister mocks him because she doesn’t want her boyfriend to know Thaddeus is not a normal boy. And, his mother turns a blind eye to his sister’s behaver.
The malicious words are full of Thaddeus’s head. He decides to stick the pencils into his ear, and the world is finally quiet.

Furthest From

Furthest From

00:18:58

In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole community will be forced to evacuate, as a result of the MTBE water contamination. For Jessie, this means facing an unwanted change and learning to say goodbye to that which tethers her to her little pink trailer.

Harper & Kelly A Lazaretto Love Story

Harper & Kelly A Lazaretto Love Story

00:13:10

As the world struggles to deal with a deadly disease that no one understands, a young woman is faced with a difficult decision to move forward with her life or stay in denial about what is going on around her.

I  Love You, I'm Sorry

I Love You, I'm Sorry

00:12:08

Struggling in a dying town, Dean is a conflicted young man trying to navigate the complexities of caring for his cancer-ridden brother while maintaining his own dreams.

When his brother's insurance finally dries up, Dean finds himself with little choice and enlists his brother to help him rob a store, setting off a chain of events that cannot be undone.

The ICE CREAM STOP

The ICE CREAM STOP

00:26:26

The Ice Cream Stop is a story of DR. Mike Harris and the strong love he and his wife share as they are about to be new parents. The love is so deep and rich, he will go through any lengths to take care of his family. During an act of love, the Harris family is shattered within 30 minutes when Harris is pulled over in the middle of the night.

Kapaemahu

Kapaemahu

00:08:30

Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers.  The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

Kill File

Kill File

00:18:16

An Assassin database has been breached, giving citizens direct access to order assassinations, and also leaving historical metadata open to the public. As death totals continue to rise, these Assassins must find out who's responsible for breaching Kill File before detectives do.

The Last Rights

The Last Rights

00:16:50

Upon hearing that her grandmother has passed away, Kaashi, a young Indian woman who left town to study abroad, comes back to her home with the intention of performing the funeral rites herself, to honor the only family member who believed in her.Kaashi will defy the century- old traditions to honor her grandmother’s last wish, and perform the last rites.

The Little Beach

The Little Beach

00:12:59

The City of Corrientes in summer. On the shores of Paraná, in the shadow under General Belgrano Bridge, thousands of families compete for space for their umbrella and chaise lounge. Priscila, a 7 year old girl no one pays any attention to, sets out in pursuit of an elusive toy vendor, getting further away from her family and closer to adventure.

MIKE & SETH

MIKE & SETH

00:06:48

Adapted from the acclaimed play by Daniel Talbott, MIKE & SETH explores the long-standing relationship between two childhood best friends. When Seth, the best man, arrives to town for Mike and Emily's wedding, the boys spend one last night alone. Seth is haunted by memories of his and Mike's complicated past. The night reveals secrets, privilege, and fear of what's to come. Are we deserving of our desires if we can't face our betrayals?

Nautiman

Nautiman

00:08:29

Childhood best friends Nyla, Casey and Eran use a popular social media app to spark a night of adventure. The randomly generated coordinates lead them to a location where their manifestation are said to come true. It's just a harmless app right?

Navel Gazers

Navel Gazers

00:14:46

Navel Gazers is a dark comedy that takes place in the inevitable future where humanity has become so engrossed with their mobile devices that their spines have developed permanent and inheritable curvatures – a society that is perpetually navel gazing. One woman longs to break free of her screen and experience the world with her own eyes. But when Polly decides to make her drea

Nose Deep

Nose Deep

00:25:35

Lawrence Norrington, "a coke-nosed, good for nothing, trust-fund fuck," joins a video conference with his company, only to be unexpectedly shot in the face. Cock sure Detective, Harry Styles, jumps in the whodunit to crack the case wide open.

The Perfect Husband

The Perfect Husband

00:02:56

Husband pulls out his secret weapon to finally catch up on some well-deserved “me” time.

Piece

Piece

00:13:44

Two cousins, Cootie and Pinch, are recruited to retrieve a notorious criminal’s, Malloy, gun that he has hidden inside of a diner. Once the two cousins arrive they find that the gun is missing as the diner is full of patrons they must figure out who may have taken the gun and return it to Malloy or face deadly consequences.

Prepared

Prepared

00:17:01

“Prepared" provides a glimpse into the world of Black female empowerment under the guise of haircare, self-love, and a fictitious self-help book titled "Hey Sis, Be Prepared."

Psychosis

Psychosis

00:08:46

Leon's thought and emotions are so impaired due to drug abuse that contact is lost with external reality.

Remember To Breathe In The Dark

Remember To Breathe In The Dark

00:14:31

During the darkest day of his life thus far, Mike Cole, must face his most challenging insecurity.

Rogue Seven: A Star Wars Fan Film

Rogue Seven: A Star Wars Fan Film

00:15:25

After saving an injured Rebel pilot from bounty hunters in collusion with the Imperial Remnant, a young thief named Zav Kassim attempts to save the pilot's friends in the midst of a space battle between X-Wings and TIE Fighters. Kassim's efforts help the Rebel fighters get the upper hand, but now they must work together to stop the Imperials and the last bounty hunter.

Rules To Rule

Rules To Rule

00:29:54

Rules to Rule is an exhilarating short film that brings you into an underworld of crime through a colorful crew of thieves who operate on a strict code. When one of their own betrays the group, adherence to the rules becomes more than a guide to the perfect score - it’s a necessity for survival.

$TACK$

$TACK$

00:07:26

$TACK$ is a film that holds a mirror up to the audience offering them an opportunity to see the truth within themselves. Upon first view almost everyone misses the stinging social commentary and myriad of clues teasing the audience as to what’s truly unfolding on screen. Purposefully daring them to confront the judgments and assumptions in their own minds.

Viral

Viral

00:24:53

Quincy has been finding it difficult to cope with the death of his younger brother, who was wrongfully shot and killed by a police officer. When the officer is acquitted of all charges, he loses the little hope he had left in the justice system and in himself. As Quincy is pushed to face his emotions and navigate his new reality, he is presented with an opportunity to take matters into his own hands to try and give his brother the justice he deserves.

THE FIXER

THE FIXER

00:16:08

THE FIXER is a crime, thriller about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.

THE BLUE CAVE

THE BLUE CAVE

00:30:28

Ali, a troubled yet imaginative boy, has one dream in life: to become a screenwriter. Neglected by his mother, brutalized by his stepfather, and bullied by members of the neighborhood gang; he longs for a safe space to simply write screenplays and immerse himself in the world of his imagination. As he searches for a safe haven, he discovers a magical cave. Nestled inside of the cave, he begins to write and draw prolifically. But as the violence from his stepfather and the local gang turn deadly, he must decide to either take a stand or lose his dream forever.

#Anniversary

#Anniversary

00:12:00

On his wedding day, Eric Fuller tries to clear his conscience and break things off with his secret lover Sarah, but she's not ready to let him go.

This near-future Sci-Fi drama explores love, letting go, and how the technology of today will affect the relationships of tomorrow.

Ashmina

Ashmina

00:15:40

Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return of small change.

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