Mia wants to win this year’s “Shoot the Duck” skate contest, but she must keep cool under pressure or lose the competition before it begins.
Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts
Shannon Silva is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Over the past two decades, she has directed and produced experimental, documentary, narrative and animated films that have screened at festivals internationally.
In 2013, her feature documentary, It’s A Girl Thing: Tween Queens and The Commodification of Girlhood, was awarded Best Social Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. In 2016, she was awarded a prestigious North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship to complete the narrative short, Baby Oil. The film was later nominated for Best Writing and Best Actress at the 2017 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.
As a kid growing up in Texas, Silva was an avid skater (and Shoot the Duck contender). Needless to say, she was super excited to film this skater girl story with such an amazing cast of young women.