The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Project Row Houses, presents a lively and thought-provoking selection of short films that includes the Houston premiere of BORN WITH IT.
The award-winning film by JASH Member Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. tells the story of young Keisuke, a half-Japanese, half-black boy intends to prove to his new Japanese classmates that dark skin is not a disease.
- Director - Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.
- Released - 2015
- Language - English & Japanese with English subtitles
- Running Time - 15 minutes
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Born and raised in Houston, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree in film studies from Stanford University and his MFA in film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He started his career in Japan, where he developed a passion for telling human-centered stories. His films have won awards at more than 50 film festivals, including Cannes, Palm Springs, and Toronto.
BORN WITH IT AWARDS & FILM FESTIVAL HISTORY
2015 NBCUniversal Short Film Festival - Best Film
2015 NBCUniversal Short Film Festival - Greatest Social Impact Award
2015 Toronto Int'l Film Festival (Kids Section) - Honorable Mention Best Live Action Short
2016 Pan African Film Festival - Best Short Film
2016 CAAM Fest (aka SF Asian American Int'l Film Fest) - Best Student Short Film
2015 Bar Harbor Int'l Film Festival - Best Short Film
2014 Short Shorts Int’l Short Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan) - Ibaraki Short Film Award Finalist
2015 Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
2016 Japan Cuts Film Festival
2016 Bentonville Film Festival
2015 Seoul Int'l Youth Film Festival (Seoul, Korea)
2015 Nancy-Lorraine Int'l Film Festival (Nancy-Lorraine, France)
2014 Sapporo Int’l Short Film Festival (Sapporo, Japan)
2014 Kyoto Int’l Student Short Film Festival (Kyoto, Japan)
2014 SKIP CITY Int’l D-Cinema Festival (Saitama, Japan)