Ocktober Film Festival 2022 Nominees 

SHORT FILMS

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

WEB SERIES

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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

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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.

DOCUMENTARIES

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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.

FEATURE FILMS

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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...