An Evening with Artist Jennifer Msumba
Presented in Partnership with Film Commissioner Tony ArmerSignature Event Series Film
The [email protected] invites you to an evening with artist Jennifer Msumba, an autistic filmmaker, musician and author who loves writing and performing. Jennifer will bring you into her world through the art of story telling. Her films and music are positive, fun and upbeat while weaving a baseline of grit and strength born through adversity. It is worth noting that she is a member of American Mensa and is a Sundance Institute Fellow.
The evening will include a musical performance from Jennifer, the screening of three of her short films, and a Q&A session moderated by Film Commissioner Tony Armer.
SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS
Like the Girls Who Wear Pink:
A time-traveling video finds its way to 1981. A plea from the future, it serves as warning, woven together with hope and encouragement, for a young autistic girl. And perhaps for us all.
WINNER: Best Florida Short Film, Key West Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE: Best Florida Short Film, Sunscreen Film Festival 2022
NOMINEE INDUSTRY AWARD: Dances with Films, 2022
The Fish Don’t Care When it Rains:
With humor and heart, autistic artist Jen Msumba demonstrates what the simple life of a fish can teach us about accepting our circumstances.
WINNER: Best Short Documentary, Sunscreen Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE: Best Film: Hope/Happiness/Positivity, Believe Psychology Film Festival, 2021
NOMINEE: Grand Jury Prize, Florida Film Festival, 2022
WINNER: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, 2022
Heroes in Training:
Created for the 2022 Easterseels Disability Film Challenge. Four villains find redemption, and tap into their inner hero.
Her newest film, no awards or film festivals yet.
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