Black, Bold & Brilliant Kids Short Film Program

Directed by Various

62 MIN


Language: Various

Black, Bold & Brilliant team is proud to present a collection of family-friendly short films at Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids this year! Each short takes us on a fantastic journey, exploring Black and POC communities from the perspectives of their youngest members.

Bertie the Brilliant
Directed by Gabriela Garcia Medina | 25 min | USA | 2022 | Presented in English

Magic and reality clash when Bertie has to help his grandmother

Lil’ Ruby
Directed by Bartek Kik | 9min | USA | 2023 | Animated | Presented in English

Ruby saves her grandmother from the big bad financial advisor in this classic tale with a modern twist.

A Boy’s Ballet Story
Directed by Elizabeth Flores and Daniel Owoseni Ajala | 5 min | USA and Nigeria | 2023 | Non-Vocal

A boy loves to dance, and though his perseverance teaches his bullies a valuable lesson.

Directed by Jenn Shaw | 11 min | USA | 2023 | Presented in English

An imaginative preteen from a close-knit family finds herself at a crossroads while deciding to keep her gapped teeth or risk it all for the seemingly “perfect” smile.

Directed by Zoey Martinson | 10 min | USA | 2021 | Presented in English

Three kids worry that their beloved school bus driver will be lonely this summer, so they set her up on a date.

Black, Bold & Brilliant screenings are presented with support by:




BBB, as part of our free film programming, is supported by the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation.

BBB screenings are also funding in part by:

Black, Bold & Brilliant, Tumbleweeds

April 20, 2024 at 12:15 pm

Viridian Event Center

ADA accommodations are available. If you have additional needs, please visit our Accessibility page to connect with an ADA coordinator.

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