Pompano Beach Arts is proud to present a portion of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. We begin with the Opening Weekend Films including an American Indie comedy feature and a collection of seven short films.
Celebrating its 36th annual festival in 2021, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American indies and studio films, international films, student films, special tributes, seminars and introduces filmmakers to South Florida audiences. The festival runs November 5 – 21, 2021, and screens 200 films in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Hollywood, St. Augustine and The Bahamas. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festival's commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming make it the perfect test market for filmmakers.
November 6 l 2:00 pm l FREE
A Day of FLiFF featuring WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
2:00 pm Film Screening l 3:30 pm Q&A with Guests
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Join us as we screen a collection of seven short films depicting lives of people of color. A Q&A with our guests will take place immediately after the film. List of film shorts:
Director: Loren Escandon
USA / 8 min / English
Forced to be a servant to a white woman, an Afro-Colombian orphaned girl dreams of freedom, a normal childhood, and a pair of roller-skates.
Fireburn The Documentary
Director: Joel Fendelman
USA / 20 min / English
Although the Fireburn took place in the 1800s, on a Caribbean Island, it is relevant today. The film addresses the heart of humanity and shows us what happens when people are robbed of their inalienable rights.
The Conversation Remix: For Our Girls, A Conversation with Black Women
Director: Michèle Stephenson & Imani Dennison
USA / 10 min / English
For Our Girls is a love letter to Black daughters -- acknowledging the sacred, and at times, tense relationship mothers and daughters share as they face challenges and accept each other’s flaws.
Wade in The Water: Drowning In Racism 2021
Director: Cathleen Dean
USA / 15 min / English
From seaweed to lost beach balls, sun-seekers bump into all sorts of surprises swimming along Florida’s iconic beaches. For black swimmers however, there’s a complex history floating off Florida’s blue waters—one of segregation and violence, but also one of protest and resistance.
USA / 15 min / English
A family of four on their way to a family reunion, stop at a rest area. An unfortunate event will change their lives forever.
The Farmer & The Lightning Storm
Director: Danielle Browne
USA / 5 min / English
Burdened by frustration and fear, the Goddess of Lightning cannot find meaning in what she does and suppresses her abilities. Can a nearby Farmer help Lightning regain confidence in her powers, and by extension, in herself?
He Wants to Know My Name
Director: Sakinah Iman
USA / 4 min / English
Science has proven that women actually need to have [TWICE AS MUCH] sex as men.” Yet in 2021, there is still this huge double standard on male and female sexuality.