Short films by the moviemakers of tomorrow are some of the most creative comedies, cutting-edge animations and gripping dramas of today. Produced by KQED, each episode allows viewers to see, for the first time, works by emerging filmmakers who could become the next Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola.
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Beyond Infinity (Episode #1302H)
KQED 9: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 11:30 PM
ENTITY (France) - Minutes after the technical failure of her spacecraft ( if you can call your ship blowing up just a "technical failure"), an astronaut finds herself ejected from her cockpit and into space. She tries in vain to contact the base to obtain help. Her oxygen level diminishes slowly but surely. She faints... after floating adrift for several hours through the immensity of space, she awakens to find herself facing a strange and mysterious entity, taking the shape of an immense black hole.
ORBIT EVER AFTER (England)- When you're in love, you're willing to risk everything in order to spend one perfect moment together. Nigel has fallen in love, but when you live in outer space aboard a ramshackle spaceship it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is circling around the earth the opposite direction. A science fiction romance where two star-crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice everything in order to spend one perfect moment together.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 11:30 PM
The Games People Play (Episode #1301H)
KQED 9: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 11:30 PM
PREY ALONE (Ireland) - NSA Special Agent Cain is on the hunt for an elusive killer. His only leads are a cocky eyewitness and the cryptic words scribbled on a notepad "Prey Alone." At first confounded by the clues, Agent Cain gets the uneasy feeling that he has been here before. This edge-of-your-seat thrill ride of a short film is written and directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger.
PONY PLACE (Holland) - When young Emma is not allowed to take her laptop on holiday, she asks her grandparents to look after her virtual horse farm. The couple takes on the task with disastrous results. The digital divide between generations has never been more hilariously depicted.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 11:30 PM
Can You Fly? (Episode #1308H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
5 METERS 80 (France) - Ever wonder what giraffes do for fun? Wonder no more.
9 METER (Denmark) - A young track star's mother is in a coma. Every time he breaks his own personal records, his mother responds by moving her finger. He is convinced that if he can push himself to the limit, he can continuing breaking records in the long jump and this will wake his mom up. He sets out to make the most dangerous jump of his life.
DUST (England) - A creepy man follows a young girl and her mother home from school one day and waits until dark to sneak into their house. The mysterious man won't leave until he gets what he wants... and doesn't leave until he gets it.
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
Not The Same Without You (Episode #1307H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
WE KEEP ON DANCING (Australia) - A deep human connection is made - in of all places - in an auto repair shop among men who have never met before. A distraught man with a rundown Volkswagen Beetle comes into the Rainbow Mechanics repair shop with an unusual request. The men in the shop come to the realization that breakdowns happen to more than just cars.
THE PHONE CALL (England) - Heather is shy and spends her days working at a helpline call center. When she receives a call from a distraught man, she has no idea the encounter will change her life forever. Featuring an amazing performance by Sally Hawkins (who did this film right after her Oscar nominated performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine), the film will resonate with anyone searching for a true companion.
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 1:30 AM