Film Image
Black & White
Producer: Edgar Garcia Chavez
2020
Color
5 minutes
US
English

Black & White

This experimental film dissects the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary’s definitions of the words "Black" and "White" – to prove how, historically, the meanings of both words have been ingrained with very specific connotations in relation to race and ethnicity.
Complete Production Credits:
Producer / Writer / Director / Editor: Edgar Garcia Chavez
Director of Photography: Matt Wolcott & Sambaran Chatterjee
Actor: Bryson Black
Production Sound Mixer: Michael Gibson
Executive Producer: Gina Thardomrong
Make-up Artist: Mattie Ngo
Original Music Score: Dan Petrescu
Production Assistant: Jessica Adams
"Black" and "White" Definitions by: Merriam-Webster’s College Dictionary
Awards

• Best Experimental Micro Film, Oregon Documentary Film Festival, 2020
• Best Cinematography North America, Alternative Film Festival,Toronto, 2021
• Best Short Film, Black Truth Film Festival, 2021
• Best Experimental Film, Austin Micro Film Festival, 2021
• Best Drama at Snohomish Film Festival, 2021
• Honorable Mention, Hollywood New Directors, 2020
• Honorable Mention, London Seasonal Short Film Festival, 2021
• Honorable Mention, Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, 2021
Screenings
• Cannes International Independent Film Festival, 2020
• International Black & Diversity Film Festival, Toronto, 2021
• Africa Film for Impact Festival, Abuja, Nigeria, 2021
• Golden Film Festival, Rome, Italy, 2020
• MicroMania Film Festival, New York, 2021
• Oregon Short Film Festival, 2020
• Oregon Short Film Festival, 2020
• Toronto Black Film Festival, 2021
• International Diversity Film Festival, 2021
• New York Latino Film Festival, 2021
• Los Angeles Black Film Festival, 2021
• Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival, UK, 2020
• Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão, Brazil, 2020
• Burien Film Festival, 2020
• Defiant Arc International Short Film Festival, 2020
• Latino Film Market, New York, 2021
• Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival, 2021
• Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival, Victoria, Canada, 2021
• San Diego Black Film Festival, 2022
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