Nocturne in Black

About the Film:

Student ACADEMY AWARD® Winner. A young pianist’s music gives his neighbors and himself strength and inspiration in times of desperation and hopelessness.


Jimmy Keyrouz

23 min



Student Academy Awards – Gold Medal, Narrative • BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards – Best Live Action Short Film • Boulder International Film Festival – Best Short Film • Columbia University Film Festival – IFP Audience Award • DGA Student Awards – Best Latino Student Filmmaker – East Region • Long Beach International Film Festival – Best Short Film: Narrative • National Board of Review, USA – Student Grant • NDU International Film Festival – Best Director • Prindie: Princeton Independent Film Festival – Grand Student Award • Sonoma International Film Festival – Best Short Film • Windrider International Student Film Festival – Best Short Film


Denver International Film Festival – Nominee, Student Filmmaker Award • LA Shorts International Film Festival – Nominee • San Jose International Short Film Festival – Nominee, Best Short Film • Telluride Film Festival • Middle East Now

The W – 7 min

Filmmaker, Jimmy Keyrouz, joins Windrider CEO, John Priddy, as they discuss the power of art to heal, inspire and provide hope. Jimmy describes how art frees us from confines and gives us a voice when others try to silence us.