About this submission

Niceville is a short film about the consequences of trying to be honest in the process of leaving your hometown.

This film chronicles the formative summer of a 17-year old girl, Ofelía (Felí), living in a small North Florida town. Felí navigates accepting and defining herself in a small, predominantly white community in the heat of America’s Protestant Bible-Belt while being on the outskirts of Catholic culture.

Official Selection - CAAMFest
Official Selection - Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Official Selection - Montreal Independent Film Festival
Official Selection - Venice Shorts
Official Selection - Lift Off Sessions
Official Selection - CineAsian

Bree Nieves (b. Oklahoma) is an emerging independent documentary filmmaker and narrative director. She works across narrative, doc, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, southern culture, and the asian and black diaspora in the United States. She has worked as an Associate Producer for Soledad O'Brien Productions and is currently a Digital Production Coordinator for the Instagram native POV American Documentary series "Otherly." She is one of three 2021 CAAM + A-Doc Documentary fellows, and one of six "The Sauce" CAAM + NOVAC, Asian American Filmmakers in the South fellows and a 2021 Unlock Her Potential Mentee. Her narrative short "Niceville" will have its online release in Spring of 2021. She continues to work on a number of short and long form films concerning racialized misperceptions of the body, faith, and ritual. more...

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