Saguenay international
short film festival


Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built Photo Patch, a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to parents who are incarcerated. The app was inspired by Jay Jay’s own experience; her dad was in prison for five years and it was difficult to communicate with him as much as she wanted.

Contact :
Editing :
Arielle Amsalem and John Wayland
Cinematographer :
Johnny Saint Ours

In competition for :

Best youth short film

  • Samantha Knowles

    Samantha Knowles is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Her most recent film, Tangled Roots, follows Attica Scott, the only black woman in the Kentucky state legislature, as she fights to dismantle a system of discrimination against black people penalized for something seemingly innocuous – their hair. The short documentary premiered on BET in June 2020 and was an official selection at Tribeca 2020.