SouthSide Film Institute

Film Schedule

The SouthSide Film Festival’s schedule features five days of programming including our opening night, late night, and closing night films. For information on these special screenings and parties, please check out events page. For synopses, run-times, and other info on the films please head over to the Film Info page. The film block compilations will be posted below the screening times.








opening night | Block start Time: 8pm

SALT directed by David Chai

2020 | 3 minutes | Animated Short

An irritated little brother and his bossy older sister come to learn that saying “I love you” doesn’t always mean saying “I love you.”

Junior directed by AJ Wilhelm

2020 | 11 minutes | Documentary Short

Gifted as a teenager, Jérôme “Junior” Simeon was recruited by top Haitian roots music group “Racine Mapou de Azor” and spent 20 years touring the world. When the lead singer of his band dies unexpectedly Junior’s high-profile career comes to a shocking halt and he suddenly faces an uncertain future for himself and his legacy.

Snowy directed by Kaitlyn Schwalje and Alexander Lewis

2020 | 12 minutes | Documentary Short

Every November, co-Directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje eat Thanksgiving dinner at Alex’s Aunt and Uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And every November, they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy’s life we ask: Is Snowy happy? And is Snowy even capable of experiencing happiness?

How Long Until directed by John Rehr

2021 | 3 minutes | Comedy Short

Castaway was about a man stranded on a deserted island. This is about two men stranded on a deserted island. Which changes everything.

Women of Steel directed by Robynne Murphy

2020 | 56 minutes | Documentary Feature

Wollongong, New South Wales,1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks, the city’s main employer, working class/migrant women refused discrimination. Their 14-year campaign for the right to work pitted them against BHP, the richest and most powerful company in Australia. In Women of Steel, they tell their personal stories – from the unemployment line to the factory gate to the High Court. It’s an exciting and often humorous story of the ups and downs of a group of seemingly ordinary women, determined to overcome a giant. This is an extraordinary but little known episode in women’s history!

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