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Ocktober Film Festival 2022 Nominees 



A teenage girl living in conservative, rural Virginia grapples with identity and self-acceptance.


A New York taxi driver and an uptight passenger share a bumpy ride.

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A father tries to connect with his video game obsessed daughter, until he learns she hasn’t been eating her meals.

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Set at the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, a weary mother's fears and desires for her mentally distressed son’s future hang in the balance while awaiting his arrival home. 


A couple's big night takes a turn as important truths are discovered.


Roadtrip is a coming-of-age short film that centers on two teenage girls, Kris and Gina, who are on the run after committing an unimaginable act of violence.


An immigrant struggles with guilt after calling the police on her abusive husband, which results in his deportation.

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East River Story is a short film about a disgraced Wall Street banker (Desmond) who has arrived at the East River Walk with the intention of killing himself

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In late-1800s Europe, Oscar, a wealthy but lonely middle-aged man who has lived a decadent, extravagant life in a chateau filled with wine, courtesans and opium, confesses love to his gardener Jude before he dies of his excesses.

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A shy janitor for a movie studio suddenly becomes the biggest star in the world...and then some. Set in 1920s Hollywood, this dark comedy puts a spotlight on that phony, fickle, and fantastic thing called show business.

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Elaine Mitchell is attacked by a serial predator in Harlem, but she fights back. Unbeknownst to Elaine, a video of her assault appears on a blog and goes viral. 

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Based on a true story...
When a death occurs suddenly and the family doesn't respect the deceased final wishes, a friend takes measures into her own hands.

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16-year-old Daniel is excited, he just graduated from the Youth Law Enforcement program for young teens who want to pursue a career in law enforcement. During his short walk home, Daniel encounters a few unsavory officers.


When Myles inherits a watch that gives him the power to teleport, he begins to discover the mystery behind his father’s untimely death.


If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right (The Movie) is a biographical film which tells the tumultuous history of the legendary Memphis record label STAX.


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An anthology of short stories which view social issues from a different perspective.

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When a Pakistani immigrant with big dreams of making it as an actor enters into a green card marriage with his privileged American friend, they get in over their heads.

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“DAD-rahpy” follows two Afro-Latino fathers who randomly met on a bench at a children’s park.

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Love After showcases the talk show host Janeen Lawrence’s battle between alcohol addiction and her career aspirations


Moe The Mōs creatively follows the transformation of Miami Photographer Rayna DaSant, as she is activated by the racially motivated murders of several unarmed Black people in 2020.


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Ensnaring almost four million Americans, probation has evolved from a second chance to avoid prison to a sanction actually feeding mass incarceration.

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The Struggle in America - Unarmed and Black This short shows the brutality that Unarmed blacks are subject too daily without cause and justification.

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When the hobby of fright grabs hold of you, and consumes your life.


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Fighting to dismantle widespread racial profiling and police brutality, a team of community members try to establish an independent police oversight commission. 

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A recent college graduate in Columbus, Ohio seeks agency when his girlfriend moves away and Corporate America fails to meet his expectations, with the help of his freewheeling co-worker.

Music Videos

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"Come on Let's Go" is a catchy tune produced by Darren Sains and sung by Dashi.

A visual poetry about the evolution of a relationship from love at first sight to the need of independence...

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