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ActNow's 9th Annual Short Film Collective!

Join ActNow Foundation as we present the 9th Annual Short Film Collective, the longest running continuous program of Black and Latino short films in New York City!

This year, the Annual Short Film Collective focuses on The Color of Human Relationships with films and web series episodes that offer an honest examination of ourselves with passion and humor.


Us: A Love Story

Writer/Director Alrick Brown - 2009

(director of 2012 hit film Kinyarwanda)

A short film that examines the impact and consequences of a union consecrated in blood. One couple’s love story is a metaphor for the history of white and black race relations in the United States.

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Writer/Director Derrick Perry

Raymond is a Brooklyn photographer desperately in need of new material for an upcoming show. While searching for inspiration in Prospect Park, he crosses paths with a mystical and alluring woman who leaves him forever changed.

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East WillyB

Creators Julia Ahumada Grob & Yamin Segal

Episodes 1 & 2

An Original Web Series chronicling the adventures of Bushwick Sports Bar owner Willie Jr., and his motley crew of bar regulars, as they deal with the trials and tribulations of living in an ever changing Latino community of Brooklyn, and the ways in which all their lives interconnect to create the extended family so integral to its character.

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Director/Producer Sunny King

Writers Ola Laniyan & Edith Nwekenta

Two days before Lola’s wedding, Sandra, the maid of honor, discovers a secret that could jeopardize the relationship between her best friend and her groom to be.

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April 25, 2013

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Rustik Tavern
471 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Suggested Donation: $10


Watch short films by and about the Black & Latino Diaspora and network with film professionals and enthusiasts in NYC’s Best Borough

Visit the ActNow Foundation website for more information.

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Keeping in line with the theme of relationships, we will conduct a raffle where the winner will receive a pair of tickets to Terence Nance's award-winning film,

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

Distributed by Variance Films


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  • Brooklyn G.

    the meet up was very productive, met some great folks and the vibe was intimate enough to relate with anyone you chose to interact with, including the cast of the films we viewed. what an excellent interactive treat!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Haydee

    good event. more seats needed though. maybe bigger location next time.

    May 3, 2013

  • Kara F.

    Congratulations to the winners of tonight's drawing to see "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty!"

    April 25, 2013

  • Starchild

    East Willy B is hilariously funny!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Ernest B.

    I'm having a drink in Rustik ... I came late and couldn't find space ...

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Haydee

    what time do the shorts actually start?

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Brooklyn G.

    Looking to network with good folks

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Brooklyn G.

    Fun times! I love this site

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Brooklyn G.

    i'm excited to be in attendance! thanks for the invite...

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • StevieDebe

    I have previous commitments. see you next time.

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Kara F.

      Okay. Thanks for responding.

      April 21, 2013

  • Serrina G.

    Serrina Goodman owner & Founder of Savvy1 Productions & Entertainment mgt & Executive Producer and host of the Serrina Goodman Show will attend.

    1 · April 20, 2013

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