Mar 04 - 07 2021
WHFF Virtual: Family Voices

WHFF Virtual: Family Voices

Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Online/Virtual Space

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to continue the 2021 season series WHFF Virtual with the shorts program FAMILY VOICES (Thursday, March 4 through Sunday, March 7, 2021), a program of short films presented in collaboration with the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative and its 2021 Black History Month events (

Featuring six short films by up and coming filmmakers, FAMILY VOICES offers snapshots of family life through the eyes of Black parents and children in recognition of the 2021 Black History Month theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

The Festival will host a live online line Q&A with the filmmakers on Saturday, March 6th at 7 pm EST.

Films in the program:

My Hero
Dramatic short by Logan Jackson • USA • 2020 • 13 mins.
As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.

Cotton Candy
Dramatic short by Fredgy Noël • USA • 2020 • 12 mins.
Age-old conflicts arise between two young entrepreneurs when they claim the same cotton candy route.

The Voicemail
Dramatic short by Kyle Solomon • USA • 2020 • 15 mins.
A missed call. A tired heart. Another earth-shattering day of being Black in America. “THE VOICEMAIL” explores the everyday traumas experienced by Black people in America, told from the perspective of a son who takes heed of his mother’s warning.

Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad
Animated short by Camrus Johnson & Pedro Piccinini • UK • 2019 • 6 mins.
Camrus Johnson's gift to his grieving father and a message to all to cherish every second you have with loved ones while you still can.

The Beez and The Chickadeez
Comedy short by Chris MIlton • USA • 2019 • 19 mins.
A young couple in high school decide to lose their virginity, but it doesn't go according to plan.

Sundays At The Triple Nickel
Documentary short by Jess Colquhoun • USA • 2020 • 13 mins.
On Edgecombe Avenue in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Marjorie Eliot is making sure her apartment building’s iconic jazz legacy lives on. Marjorie and her son have been hosting jazz concerts in her apartment every Sunday for the past 26 years, a pursuit of overcoming grief through music.

The Heart Still Hums
Documentary short by Savanah Leaf & Taylor Russell • USA • 2020 • 29 mins.
Five women fight for their children through the cycle of homelessness, drug addictions and neglect from their own parents. Unique, yet undoubtedly familiar to many; a story on fear, sacrifice and the unconditional love between a mother and her children.

The Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Woods Hole Foundation, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust. The WHFF Virtual series is part of the Woods Hole Film Festival’s year-round independent film program. For more information email or call (508) 495-3456.

Admission Info

Ticket prices: $14 per person, $12, for Woods Hole Film Festival members and $20 per household, $17 for Members and are on sale in advance at Ticket purchasers will receive a custom link to view the film at home or on their mobile devices and will have 48 hours to complete watching the film (ending at 11:59 pm on March 7, 2021), once they begin playing it.

For the best community viewing experience, watch the film program at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 6, and then join the filmmakers for the zoom Q&A at 7:00 p.m. EST.

The film program will be available to watch between Thursday, March 4 at 8 am and Sunday, March 7 at midnight EST. If you purchase a ticket in advance you will receive an activation link to view the film program via e-mail on Thursday morning, March 4. If you purchase a ticket on or after March 4 you will receive a watch link immediately after your order confirmation. A free ticket to the virtual Q&A will be made available when you purchase your ticket. You will receive a separate access link for the Q&A via email approximately one hour before the start of the event. Once you start playing the film you will have 48 hours to finish watching, or until midnight on Sunday, March 7, whichever comes first.

Dates & Times

2021/03/04 - 2021/03/07

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space