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Sunday, July 17th

4th Annual Micheaux Awards Show

6:30pm

Location: Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

House of Legends Aud. #2

*This is a separate ticketed event.

Please purchase a ticket on the single events ticketing page.*

Red Carpet opens at 4:30pm 

Awards Show Starts at 6:30pm

“LEGENDS ONLY” AFTER PARTY

9:00pm

Immediately following the awards show join us for our official closing night bash and celebrate the closing night with filmmakers, award nominees/winners, and special guests. 

Location: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 

3531 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

Tickets Available Here

Table Reservations Available Here 

Saturday, July 16th

House of Legends Aud. #2

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING – (11:00 am)

Stories told from the lens of our youngest future filmmakers.

Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings

Dir. Cady McClain

Exemplary 

Dir. Grant Housley

Parallel 

Dir. David Mahmoudieh

Guns and Stuff

Dir.  Alexander McDaniel

GREATER HEIGHTS – (12:10 pm)

Stories that understand the idea of what it means to see your truth and take the next step to live in it. 

I AM A MAN

Dir. Michael A. Pinckney

Hues and Hidden Kings

Dir. Sydney Morgan Currie

The Return: Making hues and Hidden Kings 

Dir. Sydney Morgan Currie

Nomadic

Dir. Kyle Sykes

Lift

Dir. Abraham Amkpa

Birdwatching

Dir. Samantha Soule

Legacy 

Dir. Richmond Obeng

BLACK AS U R – (1:40 pm) 

Why do we as a people protest against racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by black queer people? It’s time to raise the question. 

BLACK AS U R 

Dir. Micheal Rice 

THE STORY WITHIN – (3:35 pm)

Digging deep to find the true story of the matter. 

Temple Beauty

Dir. Tiffany Frances

Reasons

Dir. Yvette Pabon

Nkemefuna

Dir. Kaelo Iyizoba

Under the Sun After the Wind

Dir. Patrice D. Bowman

Song of the Same Night

Dir. Kary H Sarrey, Jason J Sarrey, Jay Rho, Ryan Foregger, Yong Duk Jhun, Lai Tsz Yeung Alson

GBOY

Dir. Geoff Browne

Hallelujah

Dir. Victor Gabriel

Happy Hour Break

5:05 PM

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

PANAVISION MASTERCLASS: CAMERA DEMO

 6:00 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED* (Limited capacity)

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER – (6:15 pm)

Stories that are bold, impactful, and strong in their voice and vision.

Jason Markk 

Dir. Jose A Renteria

Airway

Dir. Jessica Redish

Fetish 

Dir. Rhian Williams

The Forgotten Place

Dir. Oscar Rene Lozoya

Don’t Frighten the Horses

Dir. Yannis Zafeiriou

Lesbian Miserables

Dir. Tess Paras

Caroline

Dir. Juli Del Prete

Nialian (of Beings and Deceit) 

Dir. Juan Carlo Tarobal

If These Locs Could Talk

Dir. Jahbrielle Henning

Selahy (My Weapon) 

Dir. Alaa Zabara

TBD – (8 pm)

OVERCOMING – (10:05 pm)

Stories of overcoming  tragedies, incapacities and a past that won’t let go. 

Chevy: Be First

Dir. Corry Wiens

Dollar 2 The Rich

Dir.  Lewis T Powell

Alalia

Dir. Savannah Abrishamchian

An Island Drifts

Dir. Vivian Ip

Slow Pulse

Dir. Marshall Tyler

Keep/Delete

Dir. Kryzz Gautier

Ghost Girl 

Dir. Paavo Hanninen

Thank You, Come Again

Dir. Nirav Bhakta

House of Legends Aud. #3

LOST & FOUND – (11 am)

Stories of loss, finding & seeking, and things found.

Last Patrol on Okinawa

Dir. Nick Brokaw

Tundra 

Dir. José Luis Aparicio

GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, THEY MAKE IT EASIER – (12:15 pm)

Stories of gun violence and how it affects more than just the life that is lost. 

Shreveport Son

Dir. Mark D. Bonner

#BTSD

Dir. Terry Gingles Jr. 

Jalisa

Dir. Benjamin Abiola

Home Soon

Dir. Maisha Azadi

A  LIVING LEGEND SPOTLIGHT – (2:00 pm) 

Double Play

Dir. Ernest Dickerson 

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: ERNEST DICKERSON – (4:20 pm) 

Happy Hour Break

5:05 PM

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

PANAVISION MASTERCLASS: CAMERA DEMO

 6:00 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED* (Limited capacity)

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

CHILLS & THRILLS – (7:55 pm)

Stories of creeps, contact and the uncontrollable. 

CDPH Holiday Vaccine Awareness Stories

Dir. Lalo Alcaraz

Algo en el Jardín (Something in the Garden) 

Dir. Marcos Sánchez

Morse Code

Dir. McKenzi Vanderberg

Alex, Stop

Dir. Erin Ryan

Vlada Goes to London

Dir. Arti Savchenko

American Hero

Dir. Manny McCord

SOUND

Dir. Tawan Bazemore

Vlada Goes to London

(Dir./Writer/Producer: Arti Savchenko)

Vlada is a pizza delivery girl who lives in Haifa and dreams of becoming a famous DJ. Within a five-hour shift, we get a glimpse into her world full of pressure where she’s willing to do whatever it takes to find the money for a flight to perform at a festival in London.

Student Short Film | Run time: 21:54

American Hero

(Dir./Writer: Manny McCord; Producer: Matt Marshall, Freddy Giorlando, Pia Vicioso- Vila, Manny McCord)

American Hero is a film about a female veteran contending with PTSD, an emotional trauma we typically associate with warfare. But as our story unfolds, we learn her trauma stems from sexual assault by a superior officer.

Narrative Short Film | Run time: 14:57

SOUND

(Dir./Writer: Tawan Bazemore; Producer: Crystal Porter Bazemore, Tawan Bazemore)

Photographer Isabelle Pisano becomes hearing-impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope in the muffled and scary new normal something beautifully-terrifying happens…

Narrative Short Film | Run time: 14:48

MOON GARDEN

MOON GARDEN – (9:30 pm)

MOON GARDEN

(Dir./Writer: Ryan Stevens Harris; Producer: John Michael Elfers)

Following a terrible family accident, a young girl slips into a coma, finding herself thrust into a dark and surreal industrial wonderland. Haunted by a chattering nightmare that feeds off her negative emotions, the little girl must follow her mother’s voice on a transistor radio to find her way back to consciousness.

Narrative Feature Film | Run time: 1:33:00

Friday, July 15th

House of Legends Aud. #2

FULL HOUSE – (11:00 am)

Stories of family – the trials, the drama, the love.

Pieces of a Memory

Dir. Kyle Alex Brett

Dear Mama

Dir. inter Dunn

Mechanic’s Rose

Dir.  Yucef Mayes

Lover’s Lyfe

Dir. Nina Brooks

Intended Parents

Dir. Jabari Redd, Dr. Louis Deon Jones

THE WORLD OVER – (12:45 pm)

Oscar Micheaux once wrote, “We want to see our lives dramatized on the screen as we are living it, the same as other peoples, THE WORLD OVER.”


Stories of Race, Religion, Sexuality, Identity, Socio-Economic Culture and Barriers – all told with truth as we, they, and many are living.

LET ME SEE YOU CLAP CLAP

Dir. Zarian Hadley

the tides 

Dir. Maryam Hajibeigi

Copper & Wool

Dir. Tyler C. Peterson

Fishbowl 

Dir. Jacqueline Chan

Egúngún (Masquerade)

Dir. Olive Nwosu

Five

Dir. David Orantes

VIVACIOUS SPIRIT – (2:20 pm)

Stories of those who live loudly, both young and old. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific: Power of Research

Dir. Rippin Sindher

Book Heckler 

Dir. Tess Paras

Wish Upon A Disco Ball

Dir. Anabel Iñigo

The Whippersnappers

Dir. Ryan Cole

The Lifted

Dir. Shayla Racquel

LOVE, LUST & OTHER DRUGS – (3:30 pm)

Stories of love, romance, obsessions, lust, and passion.

Spotlight 

Dir. Vivian D. Payton

Date

Dir. Chi-Yang Shao 

Break/Up

Dir. Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena

Car Therapy: “Uncoupling: 

Dir.  Jennelle Williams

The Golden Teacher

Dir. Aryka Randall

The Last Croissant

Dir.  Jessica Redish

PeloLove

Dir. Elohim Peña

The Out-Fit

Dir. Maty Young

The Right Words 

Dir. Adrian Moyse Dullin

Happy Hour Break

5:05 PM

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

PANAVISION MASTERCLASS: CAMERA DEMO

 6:00 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED* (Limited capacity)

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

SCARIER THAN FICTION – (6:15 pm)

A twist on the truths that are more frightening than make believe. 

Ivar Tunnel: Shook Ones 

Dir. Akilah Walker

Black Butterflies

Dir. Tamara S. Hall

Richard 

Dir. Brad Rundblade

Grace

Dir. Pokey Spears

TBD – (7:45 pm)

I AM, THEREFORE I EXIST – (9:45 pm)

Stories that showcase the bold, the renegade, the unorthodox, the silenced,

the outcasts, and the triumph of those who don’t need to prove their mere existence. 

Under Armour: Thoughts Run Life

Dir. Sin Wei Lee

My Asian

Dir. Jami Ramberan

A Florida Story

Dir. Caleb Scott, Jessica Farr

On the Line

Dir. Brianna Devons

Taffeta

Dir. Lovell Holder

Sparkles

Dir.  Jacqueline Pelczar

Talk Black

Dir. Destiny J Macon

House of Legends Aud. #3

THE DILEMMA – (11:00 am)

Stories of people solving (or creating) problems. 

Brunch

Dir. Tess Paras

Bothered

Dir. Emerson Niemchick

Party Podcast

Dir. Tess Paras

Roger Espionager

Dir. Brooke Jaye Taylor

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS – (12:25 pm)

Strap in for a wild ride of vengeance, revenge and going to extremes. 

Jared Was Here

Dir. Satie Gossett

Summa Culpa Laude

Dir. Echo Nguyen

The Fourth

Dir. Johnny Kirk

Hermanita

Dir. Hisonni Mustafa

The Well

Dir. Gerald “Bam” Whaley

TRUE STATES – (1:40 pm)

Stories that showcase the reality of family matters spanning culture,

and the many true states familial relationships exist in.  

Calabaza

Dir. Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez

Moose Tracks

Dir. Ayanna McKnight

Dot

Dir. Tiffany Frances

Over My Dead Body

Dir. Meital Cohen Navarro

Last Name Unknown

Dir. Dui Jarrod

CHEAUXTIME – (3:25 pm)

Stories of people solving (or creating) problems. 

Outside

Dir. Paul Michael Bair

Expecting

Dir. Jared Milrad

Morena 

Dir. Nicole Mairose DIZON

Broken Drawer 

Dir. Rippin Sindher

Parents

Dir. Eric Dickens

How to Do Sh!t with Guido Gagootz

Dir. Adriano Valentini

Happy Hour Break

5:05 PM

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

PANAVISION MASTERCLASS: CAMERA DEMO

 6:00 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED* (Limited capacity)

Location: Legends Lounge 

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Mezzanine Level

FIGHTING DEMONS – (6:10 pm)

Whether internal or external, we all have demons to fight and skeletons in the closet. 

Izzy’s Demons

Dir. Greg Garay

Ting Tang

Dir. Jasmine T.Q. McLaurin

Dr. West’s Fervor

Dir. Maria Katre Osler 

7 Sharp

Dir. LaCora Stephens

No Church in the Wild: Act 2

Dir. Richmond Obeng

The Pulpit: The Prelude 

Dir. Tosin Morohunfola

PURSUITS & DECISIONS – (7:35 pm)

Stories of adventures and achievements, and the comedy that can ensue. 

Martha’s Journey

Dir. Dritter.Akt, Alexander Weber, Victor Jim Moye-Noza

The Adventures of Rashaad in Real Estate 

Dir. Knoa Knapper

How to End A Conversation

Dir. Gregory J.M. Kasunich

xxVisible

Dir. Bobby Yan

Virginality

Dir. Vanna James

40ish…

Dir. Traci Hays

BETWEEN THE SHEETS – (9:05 pm)

All’s fair in love and war… but is it really? 

Go 

Dir. Andres

Spin

Dir. Brandi Nicole, Jen West

Meet Your Match

Dir. Zandras L. Spivey Jr

Last Night

Dir. Sierra Nowak

Robyn Hood

Dir. NEEN.

Decisions 

Dir. Sade Sellers

AINT I A WOMAN – (10:50 pm)

Stories of Black femininity and the different experiences it encapsulates. 

Offbrand

Dir. PAX&Q

Blue

Dir. Maryam Farahzadi

Artistic 

Dir. Nina Lee

The 5th of April

Dir. Michael Foster

410 Stamped

Dir. Nicole Taylor-Roberts

Mixed Girl

Dir. Josiane Des Gray Desir

410 Stamped

Mixed Girl

(Dir./Writer: Ryan Stevens Harris; Producer: John Michael Elfers)

Raised in a small racially divided town, Leslie, a white alcoholic, drug-addicted and vicious teenage mother falls for James, an African-American college student she meets at a fraternity party. Unbeknownst to James, she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a biracial baby girl.

Narrative Short Film | Run time: 34:30

MOON GARDEN

Thursday, July 14th

House of Legends Aud. #2

LET’S START A DIALOGUE – (11:00 am) 

A mixture of digital talks and interviews that give us an intimate look into new worlds, and shorts that pose interesting questions worth a conversation.

Rewriting Hollywood 

Dir.  Jared Milrad

#SAVAGECHATSERIES 

Dir. Brandon Dottin-Haley, Blair Dottin-Haley

Pagliacci 

Dir. Alex Ubokudom

Black in Hollywood 

Dir. Brandon Miree

What Do You Do? 

Dir. Christian Henley

Mid-Coitus 

Dir. Kevin Ghee

ORIGINS & ODYSSEY – (12:25 pm) 

Origin stories, reflections, and journeys taken…

Reminiscence

Dir. Jia Zhao

Picture This…

Dir. Matt Winters

Sebari Milach

Dir. Lethabo Mmakgomo Mokgatle

Heart of the Hinterlands 

Dir. Camila Martins

UNSUNG HEROES – (1:40 pm)

A look into the stories of the pandemic’s unsung heroes. 

2020 Year of the Nurse

Dir. Don Juan, ROBYN Y Roots

2020 Year of the Nurse 

Dir. Robyn Jones

BLACK MAGIC – (3:25 pm)

Highlighting films with magic, mysticism, and supernatural (and super-powerful) created by and/or told through the lens of Black filmmakers and artists.

Sojourn

Dir. Nesib Shamah

The Mason Ring

Dir.  Terry Dawson

Super Dilemma

Dir. Chase Yi

Jordan

Dir. Ebony Blanding

Crystal & Chelsea

Dir. Charlotte Kennett

RISE UP – (5:15 pm)

The moment of change that ignites the path forward, forever affected by the events which sparked it.

On/off 

Dir. Nicolas P. Villarreal

Wish Hill

Dir. Aleah Marrow

Illegitimate Voice 

Dir. Taylor Bazile, Will Casse, Uma Chatterjee,

Ashley Clark, Victoria Cruell, Pedro Edmond, Stefie Gan, Kacey Layson,

Oscar Li, Guilia Pan, Aaron Parris, Rachel Priebe, Ashley Lynn Raymer,

Maria “Lupita” Roa, Lau Rodriguez, Armando Sepulveda Mendoza

DELUSIONE 

Dir. Breton Tyner-Bryan 

HERE 

Dir.  James Anthony

Road Dogs

Dir. Victoria Peralto Cruz

Something in the Clouds

Dir. Josh Sikkema, Johnny Ray

ANCESTORS & GADGETS – (6:40 pm) 

Stories of technology and change, and what those who come before have to say about it. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific: Think Outside of the Boxx 

Dir. Rippin Sindher

Who are you 

Dir. Maggie Wong

Heartland 

Dir. Jahmil Eady

Privoke

Dir. Bernadette Speakes

Color Your World

Dir. Bailey Ardies

Fade 

Dir. LaVarro Jones

FILMMAKER + ALUMNI + VIP MIXER

7:30 PM

Location: Chase Bank Lounge 

1200 S. Figueroa St Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wednesday, July 13th

House of Legends Aud. #14

“Legends Wanted” Comedy Show – 8pm 

Join us for a multicultural comedy show, and enjoy jokes from several different perspectives, views and outlooks.

Featuring comedians:

  • Sean Porter
  • Ray Lau
  • Renee Percy 
  • Korey Webb 
  • Chelcye Perry
  • Brandon Broady
  • Lisa Alavarado
  • Brett Riley

Tuesday, July 12th

Virtual Screenings begin on Sparqfest from July 11th – July 17th 

Scan the QR Code To Access!

Live Virtual Panels:

TBD OWN panel (sponsored by the Oprah Winfrey Network) – Time: TBA 

Breaking In Again… Transitioning from Unscripted to Scripted (& vice versa) – Time: TBA 

Monday, July 11th

Virtual Screenings begin on Sparqfest from July 11th – July 17th 

Scan the QR Code To Access!

Live Virtual Panels: 
De-Mystifying The Academy (co-presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) – Time: TBA’

Distribution: The Single Most Important Element of Any Film – Time: TBA