Strong Chance Film Festival (SCFF) is the brainchild of female filmmaker, Drica Armstrong. While attending so many festivals Drica wanted to see a change in how women were viewed not only as equals, but as content creatives as well. SCFF is a film festival celebrating the amazing accomplishments and pivotal roles held by the unknown go-getter who just wants a shot at getting their work seen. SCFF looks for the best of the best, especially those that take bold risks. The overall goal of the festival is to have a great and network, while giving credit where credit it due.
Due to Covid-19 this year's festival is going Virtual. The new dates for the SCFF are October 15-18, 2020.
All SCFF updates can be found on the website and social media pages!
Let's make 2020 a great one!!!!!!
In an era of crime, drugs and violence, the streets of South Central Los Angeles walk in fear as the gangs, police and criminals take over. Four heroic men take matters into their own hands and bring a nightmare on the streets that they can't wake up from. No justice, no peace and if peace is far out of reach, so will the idea of being a law abiding citizen. The criminals leaned in the ear of the city and said a storm is coming, The Council leaned back and whispered..."WE ARE THE STORM!"
Young couple Jared and Taylor have always been the perfect couple to their friends. But when they abruptly break-up, both Jared and Taylor quickly find comfort from their closest friends--some shared, some new--deciding that this bitter break-up gives way to enjoy the night and forget their troubles. What was supposed to be a typical friend's night out becomes one night of chaos, missed connections and new discoveries in this outrageous new comedy about friendship, relationships and how one crazy night can change everything.
"The Good Life" and its a story of trauma, scars, healing, and freedom. This story follows my one women's journey of being molested that laid the foundation for a life of further trauma, abuse, depression and nonexistence. This short documentary is about a pinnacle moment that lead to healing from sexual child abuse, being set free, and the movement created out of the process that helps others heal from their own trauma and abuse.
“The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II. The film follows Bess, the middle daughter of poor Russian immigrants, from her childhood in a one-bedroom Jewish housing project apartment through the suspense-filled pageant. Impressed by the college-educated musician, the judges chose her in spite of anonymous threatening phone calls and sponsor disapproval of a Jewish pageant winner. On her 1945 Miss America tour, Bess faced antisemitism and closed doors at race-restricted venues which did not allow Jews. It is also a story of courage as her disappointment turned to determination, leading Bess Myerson to start her own tour to teach tolerance at high schools and colleges around the country -- a tour which launched her lifelong passion for justice.
DALUYAN - a Filipino word which translates into “vessel” - is a raw and playful look into the journeys and methodologies of DALUYAN: Embodied Storytelling Intensive led by Pilipinx healer and Interdisciplinary Artist SAMMAY. Documentarian Solitaire Miguel follows the journey of three participants as they investigate personal and intergenerational healing through a community creative process centering movement, writing, and performance ritual. From weekly workshops at Bayanihan Community Center to a culminating performance at SOMA Pilipinas-based epicenter for Filipinx-American performing arts, Bindlestiff Studio - we are invited into the intimate space of what it means to be 'vulnerageous.'
The incredible true story of American nurse and entrepreneur, Diana Wright. Overcoming poverty and abuse, Wright built a multi-million dollar business devoted to improving the quality of life for nurses, only to be given a terminal Cancer death sentence by the very industry she dedicated her life to. Failed by the American medical system with only eight months to live, Diana takes her health into her own hands, spending her forecasted time in search of the cure for Cancer.
A comedy web series of fantastic proportions, coming to you one day after it should. An actor navigates both the concrete jungle of NYC and his own imagination. If you've ever felt like you wake up every day and are always just a little behind or not quite your best self, this is the series for you.
Raised on the Eastside of South Central Los Angeles in the millennial era, awkward aspiring actress and hot-dog stand employee Eugima Moore (Jasmine Denise) catches the displeasure of her bestfriend Courtney (Ariel Simone) and her village of supporters due to her relentless pursuit in becoming an actress. She has a series of conflicted dreams where her acting is great however in reality she sucks. To achieve her goals, Eugima must ignore her family of "supporters" and believe in herself. Despite her village of "supporters" opposition, Eugima continues her pursuit in acting and winning over her acting classmate Franswa (Tyler Gordon. During her journey, Eugima experience the spectrum of the L.A acting life, complete with weed smokers, drug deals, police and an overly sexual acting coach, concentrated into one single, unbelievable season.
Bubbly Brown Sugar tells the story of two soulmates meeting in their dreams and their parallel journeys to finding each other upon waking up.
In Bubbly Brown Sugar, lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur Jewel Patterson has always had psychic dreams that often times came true as a child. When she accepts the proposal for marriage from her longtime sweetheart, Gabriel Hamilton, her psychic dreams come back with such intensity, it throws her life upside down.
Rose, a baby boomer, has been a doormat most of her life. She confronts her husband, Harold, with a new idea for a business venture. He points out her past failures, but she remains confident that one of her ideas will now bring her the success she never achieved in her youth. A freak household accident interrupts their discussion and renders Rose into a coma. While in this altered state, she revisits the past and her earlier life as a young, starving actress in NYC while Harold fights to get her back.
Welcome to Petunia's Playhouse! Join us each week to learn a new Self-Care technique to help you through difficult times! In the first two episodes, Petunia and Pumpkin Duck as learn all about Affirmations and Gratitude! Learn how these Self-Care techniques can change your way of thinking so you can tackle any obstacle head-on!
TV Night: Cassidy has TV night with her kids but this week, menopause invites itself to party. Menopause drags Cassidy through and she takes her kids for the ride in this episode.
Cass n Don: Cassidy has a crush on Don and likes to hook up every now and then, but with his dorky personality and her menopausal outburst, Don doesn't know what he's in for.
ADULTIN’ is an anthology web series that will examine the personal struggles associated with growing up as we move toward adulthood. Specifically the mundane, overlooked, but necessary, tasks that may weigh differently on all of us as we grow, learn, & figure out this concept called adulthood. This series aims to creatively highlight the ambiguity that comes with adultin’.
MrJayV is a raw, character driven comedy series following Harlem born property owner and small time marijuana dealer JayV Brown (Jay-V Simmons) through a hilarious, heightened and uncensored scope of life in the hood. JayV's crazy love life and the opening of a hair salon in JayV’s newly inherited store-front property run by Alicia Johnson (Latresa Baker) invites more hilarity, antics and drama to the neighborhood.
A quarantine date takes a hard left.
A pioneering chef goes to the roots of bringing the farm to the table.
Frankie Weston wakes up after a one night stand, unsure what to make of the morning.
“The middle school reminds me of the middle child, longing for a voice of their own.” —Dr. Constance McIntyre
Hidden in a community of misrepresentation of a failed past, a local middle school, which once was on the brink of shutting down, resurfaces to a vision of hope and inspiration via its new department of dance.
Carol City Middle School, located in Miami Garden, FL was earmarked to close after five consecutive years as a ‘F’ rated school. It’s new principal, Mr. Derrek Negron, revises a new plan to change the landscape in hopes of pulling the negative mindset from its roots. In order to revitalize the school as well as community, he initiated a performance arts wing, with dance at the forefront.
With less than four months marked on the calendar, a skilled, kind, and experienced dance director was selected to steer the reigns to bring this vision to fruition
Understanding the dynamics of the middle child, Dr. Constance McIntyre, the program’s new Director of Dance & Film, graciously creates a platform for a beautiful group of middle school students to discover their voice through dance.
Years after their break-up, an Indian American woman and African American man cross paths one last time and are forced to confront the racism that plagued their ill-fated romance and a secret one of them is hiding. The film focuses on the first day they meet and the last day they see each other.
Dto and Lonte are lifelong bestfriends who grew up with big dreams of becoming well known award winningactors . Now in their 30s they are at a crossroads in their careers as one is fed up with the games of the industry and has decided to create his own projects and the other is trapped in insanity being convinced that his success must come through the status quo.
BLOCK # 1 - DOCUMENTARIES
PANEL # 1 - From Book to Movie: A Discussion with Carla Pennington, Author of The Available Wife, now a movie starring Clifton Powell, KJ Smith, and Roger Guenveur Smith
BLOCK # 2 - SHORT FILMS
PANEL # 2 - How to create a SUCCESSFUL Web Series w/ Tamala Baldwin (Bubbly Brown Sugar)
BLOCK # 3 - WEB SERIES
BLOCK # 4 - STUDENT FILMS
PANEL # 3 - West Coast Indie Scene: A Discussion with JayTee Thompson
BLOCK # 5 - FEATURE FILMS
Drica Armstrong is an Elizabeth, NJ native who started her filmmaking career after attending a Master's Class held by her cinematic idol, Robert Townsend. Since becoming a content creative Drica has several projects under her belt including her Award-Winning debut feature film, His Dying Wish, and most recently her Award-Nominated short f
Drica Armstrong is an Elizabeth, NJ native who started her filmmaking career after attending a Master's Class held by her cinematic idol, Robert Townsend. Since becoming a content creative Drica has several projects under her belt including her Award-Winning debut feature film, His Dying Wish, and most recently her Award-Nominated short film, Guilty. Drica has written projects for other Producers/Directors, which has been screened across the country. Recently Drica became a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), a prestigious organization for women within the entertainment industry in New York City.