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PALM TREES DOWN 3RD ST \ 19 mins \ USA

While searching for her father, Nikki meets her half-sister Winter for the first time on the streets of San Francisco. The girls join up continuing the search through the city's underbelly. The journey is abandoned only after finding a friendship in each other.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Best Narrative Short Film - San Francisco Women's Film Festival; Adrienne Shelley Directing Award - Long Island Film Festival; Echo Park Film Center; Socha Film Project; San Francisco Women's Festival; Sistas Doing It for Themselves; Cinequest Film Festival; Blue November MicroFilm Festival; S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase; Urbanworld Film Festival; Reggio Film Festival; Long Island Film Festival

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Maria A Judice

M is a visual storyteller working in cinema, photography, and public art. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts in Film/Video. As an award-winning writer/director, her experience ranges across new media platforms, traditional media, technology, public art/civic engagement and subject matters left of center. She leads the charge as a producer with essential business, marketing, and creative skills. With a practice, autonomy first and platform second, she maintains mobility and adaptation new technologies. Her artwork is about community, space, and place. PALM TREES won the Adrienne Shelly Award for excellence in directing and aired on BET's “Lens on Talent”. Awards for the best narrative film MOONLESS and screenplay ORBITERS were also garnered. SPACED and MOONLESS have screened around the world and are distributed by Flourishing Films.

INDIGO IMPACT was founded in 2016 with a mission to bring left of center stories and creators to global audiences as an Impact Producer. She worked for such titles like< DREAMSTATES starring Saul Williams, Haiti’s first Oscar selection AYITI MON AMOUR, and JINN by Oakland native Nijla Mumin. She brings affordable music, literature, art and performance to the Bay Area as a Co-Curator of the MATATU FESTIVAL. Previously sitting on the board of BAWIFM and SFWIFF, she continues a commitment to autonomous filmmaking and advocating for equality and equity for women in film. WIRED magazine called her a “filmmaker provocateur” bridging technology thinking with art making. Futurism and technology feed her love for science fiction, surrealism and fantasy. Feature projects in development KILL, TIME. and EVENTUALLY, EVERYTHING IS FINE, view sci-fi through a lo-fi lens. A CERTAIN GRACE continues her conversation with San Francisco in making the invisible -- seen. Currently, she is working on her second long-form film "IN THIS WORLD." She can be found in her hometown of San Francisco kicking around the fog.

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