Greetings film lovers! Please join us for our virtual Youth Diversity Film Festival.
The 11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival for Middle and High School students is presented by Billie J. Green, Director of the BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival. These aspiring young filmmakers study their craft at organizations and schools across the globe.
BHERC is proud to spotlight shorts created by diverse youth. These film screenings and panel dialogues are an opportunity for emerging young directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process.
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All films are viewable anytime from Saturday, January 16th at 10am until Sunday, January 31st at 11:59pm.
All panels and events are free!
A dad has a talk with his son…. About the African Diaspora.
A teenager loses his memory and finds out that he has 7 hours left to live.
When a girl playfully responds to a mysterious post-it note, she finds herself unable to escape the conversation she began...
A young workaholic girl discovers the magic of color in her dull, monotonous world.
Dan and Max get into amazing adventures. Do you believe in the existence of parallel universes.
A man struggles with the rule of not being able to touch a statue in a museum.
A group of students decide to have an open discussion about being black in America. Is America ready to listen?
A mother and daughter escape an abusive husband, only to be haunted by an entity that embodies the events of their past.
A young girl overcomes bullying through life lessons and a Bully Proof Vest.
This movie is about sharing love with the needy.
Fear is defined as the unpleasant feeling triggered by the perception of danger, real or imagined. Will you let your fears control you, or will you conquer them?
Racial profiling by police is a recurring problem in our society for people of color.
A young woman struggles with her inner anxiety and how to portray herself to the rest of the world.
A typical Chinese-American household while making dumplings.
An obsessive compulsive hitman tails his latest target, gradually growing more paranoid as it is in the peak of a viral pandemic.
What do animals do in the forest when no one sees them?
A music video that follows the journey of a young girl searching for her lost friend and reflecting on the memories they once shared.
An absent father attempts to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter by taking her out to fish: their once beloved father-daughter activity.
Maintaining hope during COVID-19.
A bit of pressure can improve an art, but a lot of pressure might even consume the artist.
Even if you are the coolest bodybuilder, be modest and do not forget about safety
A pair of teenage boys on summer break decide to start robbing stores, but it's not about the money.
Two best friends competing in the same writing contest for a chance to go to New York find out how far they will go to win.
Azania is a 6'4 woman who discusses her highs and lows of being a tall woman in society.
Riding a skateboard is more than just a sport. These interviews reveal what may be hidden from the casual observer.
A look at how the Covid-19 crisis is changing the way high schoolers in NYC feel through their virtual workshop.
This powerful film examines the history and impact of colorism and explores the ongoing legacies of White Supremacy within BIPOC communities.
Strange occurrences at midnight begin to frighten a young and diligent student.
Students are disappearing. Could it be the urban legend Muffin' Man?
Marisbela, Nicole and Alice have fun at a football match (even with the world falling apart).
Autism… through Noah’s eyes.
No matter how big you are you will always have opponents.
If you feel bad, you can still help someone, who is worse off than you.
A high school soon-to-be graduate is trying to choose the right path for her future and gets confused by all the different choices she has.
A teenager discovers a poem and tries to uncover the significance of the letter to others.
Two young MC's play a Rap battle. Their rhymes present their different social realities.
A refugee girl tries to overcome her difficulties in adapting and looks for a way for her father to be able to join his family in their new country.
A teenager who is lost in her memories has forgotten the way home.
Is the condition of childhood in the world about the “right opportunity”?
A father lives day to day as if his daughter was still here.
Kim Min-hyuk, came to Korea from Iran at the age of 7, with his father. After receiving a departer order, he spends a day borrowing suits from his friends to prepare for an important refugee trial tomorrow.
What do you do when mom won’t let you have a pet?
Two teams, each of 2 members, fight each other for a bag.
A little girl who wants to touch life and wants to play is forced to marry girls who have lost their childhood due to cultures and poverty.
This film explores the historical, political, and economic factors that encouraged development and gentrification in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood.
Jerry wakes up feeling hungry. Despite all of the food in the house, he does not find anything appealing to him until he goes outside – a place where he knows he’s not supposed to be.
Are you being hunted…. Run. 4 unsuspecting nobodies, Start getting picked off one by one, by a killer that has no known motive, except for the trill of it. But, with an unsuspecting twist, this story (which is already weird) gets even weirder than ever anticipated. Buckle up, for this roller coaster of a film.
Watch this video on this impersonal screen.
Tobi lost his father when he was younger, and his mother is ill. But when his best friend Dave is killed on the streets, Tobi starts to fade away from existence and has to fight to survive otherwise he disappears forever.
While this letter was addressed to someone who would seem to be far away, the message hits closer to home than one might think.
'Trikonomiti' is the story of three sisters from a rural area who do not have their mother anymore. The younger sister writes letters to her mother about what happens every day and how suddenly Corona (Covid-19) came to their rural area.
16 year old Hanna cannot leave her home because of her weak immune system. Her boyfriend, Bence, has found something seemingly actually reliable, but Hanna's father has a different solution to her condition. Hanna has to make a crucial decision regarding her future.
In a homophobic society, a gay boy falls in love with a straight guy who loves a girl.
An experimental short film created to spread awareness about one of the many forms of domestic abuse.
A boy sends a game through origami and plays with the boy next door