The Charlotte Film Festival is coordinated by CHARLOTTE CINEMA ARTS, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Charlotte, NC

Documentary Shorts

Little Fiel

Artist Fiel dos Santos grew up during the 16-year-long civil war in his home country of Mozambique. The only one of his family to never have shot a gun, today he makes art out of guns to commemorate the lives lost.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 29, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 1

Irina Patkanian

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/15 min

The Maestro

For Rob Kellum, professional wrestling is a form of storytelling. A wrestling match traces a narrative arc, requiring wrestlers to be as artistic as they are athletic. Following Rob as he prepares for and competes in a highly anticipated wrestling match, "The Maestro" offers a unique look into one professional wrestler's creative process.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 29, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 1

Ned Phillips

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/16 min

Top Row

Every student should have a place in High School where they can be free to be themselves... And for young men growing up in today's world it is rare, but essential. At Napa High School, in California, a teacher named Travis Rogers has created that place . A place where they can be free of the masculine stereotypes that our culture shackles them with to be, " tough, emotionless, cool." A place where boys can be sensitive and emotional, and caring without judgment. Step inside what has become the coolest class on campus - the Freshman Mens' Choir.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 29, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 1

Karin Argoud

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/18 min

We Lived the Blues

Smokehouse and Mamie Porter are always by one another's side. Playing the blues is no different. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, both Smokehouse & Mamie fell in love with the sights and sounds of Louisiana blues. And not long after, each other. Fast forward to August 2016, and we find Smokehouse and Miss Mamie Porter in a fight for survival as Baton Rouge and the greater community they've built around swamp blues falls prey to rising flood waters. "Although they were called 'The Great Floods,'" Smokehouse says, "there was nothing great about them." This is Smokehouse and Mamie's story of survival and what truly comes after the flood. As seen through each other's eyes.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 29, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 1

Evan Kidd

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/16 min

Community Patrol

A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action. Observational, nonfiction cinema.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 30, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 2

Andrew James

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/13 min

Fight Like A Girl

Victoria "VikkiKitty" Perez, Priscilla "Port" Sortino, and Taylor "Xaltis" Rose, three South Florida women, push through the male dominated competitive video gaming scene.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 30, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 2

Agustin Gonzalez, Nicole Wulf Maldonado

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/13 min

For What It's Worth

Every car has a story. For What It's Worth gives a front seat view of demolition derby drivers Bob "The Killer Bee" Bennison, Kyle Harrigan and Kyle Cohen, as they prepare for New Jersey's annual Turkey Derby. From rural Pennsylvania to the sprawling scrap yards of Suffolk County, this short documentary shows what's possible even after those cars reach the end of the road.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 30, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 2

Brendan Gilliam

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/15 min

Robeson Rises

As a proposed pipeline threatens to disrupt communities and ecosystems across North Carolina, a group of diverse activists rises up to challenge construction.

Screening

Date

Time

12:15 pm

September 30, 2018

Documentary Shorts Block 2

Michael Pogoloff

Directed by:  

Documentary Short/US/2018/20 min