Collected Voices Online Short Film Contest!

Collected Voices centers around original ethnographic works that explore the intersection of race, age, class, gender, and sexuality in film. Get tickets for Chicago October 18-20th, and Los Angeles November 16-18th. Question? Talk to us at

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Director: Sierra Jackson

Drawing from traditions of avant-garde and experimental video art, 432 uses costume, movement, and music as focal points of the body-mind to articulate the physical and ethereal nature of Post-Traumatic Stress as it manifests in how we move through space.

My Name Here

Director: Tylar Moore

Tylar, a young woman, is overwhelmed while dining as almost no one she encounters cares to say nor spell her name correctly. With her girlfriend aiding her side, she must wade through the confusion to make ends meet, receive the meal she ordered, and retain her sanity.

Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago's South Side

Director: Tom Callahan

Get a first hand view into the Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago's South Side. The video features participants taking a guided tour, visiting locations, and sharing their experiences!

Lil Lillie

Director: Elyse Blennerhassett

avery r young & de deacon board entry for tiny desk competition 2018. Did not make make the contest, but the film showcases the style of #sousefunk bridging gospel, funk and personal narrative to present blk culture and experience

Hill Climb

Director: Nick Nummerdor

An official selection of over a dozen film festivals. Hill Climb offers a candid look into the nearly 100 year tradition of the Mt. Garfield All Pro Motorcycle Hillclimb. The film is a snapshot of the riders, their bikes, and the enthusiasts that camp out on the shores of Lake Michigan for this exciting historic event. A short documentary by the directors of Vannin' - Andrew Morgan and Nick Nummerdor

The Yards

Director: Annika Weinberg

Feeling trapped financially and morally in a broken neighborhood, two southside Latino boys plan to commit a crime in an attempt to do the right thing.

Mother's Fears

Director: Shereen Williams

“Mother’s Fears” is a participatory documentary that interviews three diverse women with male children of color living in America. All these women come from different social, economic backgrounds. They all share one common fears of safety for their male children. Each story will display a different angle of fears and struggle of seeing her son engaging in today’s society being born into a specific race of color. These selected mothers have agreed to honest and direct regarding the fearful situations that their son will face at one point in time.