Film School Shorts
This KQED-produced series showcases the best shorts from film schools across the country. From quirky comedies to slice-of-life dramas to hard-hitting thrillers, emerging filmmakers offer new perspectives from a new generation. Film School Shorts is your access to the film festival experience.
Film School Shorts Previous Broadcasts
Daddy Dearest (Episode #208H)
KQED 9: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
FIRST MATCH (Columbia University) 14-year-old Mo is the only girl on an all-boys wrestling team. Despite her practice and training, her first high school wrestling match introduces a new challenge. Written and directed by Olivia Newman
EFRAIN (USC) 10-year-old Efrain's father teaches him never to steal, but the lesson comes at a price on the charged Mexican border. Directed by Matthew Breault.
- KQED 9: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
Playing with Power (Episode #307)
KQED 9: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
Above the Sea (Columbia University) - In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. Directed by Keola Racela. Un Mundo para Raul (Columbia University) - When thirteen-year-old Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner's son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. Directed by Mauro Mueller.
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
Where Do We Go from Here? (Episode #304H)
KQED 9: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
11-Minute Mile (University of Southern California) - When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. Directed by Andrew Wood.
Keep the Change (Columbia University) - David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, "like that movie, Rain Man." He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and "exclusive clubs," but he comes to reevaluate "normal" when he meets a new love interest at a support group. Directed by Rachel Israel.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
On The Prowl (Episode #303H)
KQED 9: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
App (American Film Institute) - Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. Directed by Alex Berman.
Banana Trip (Florida State University) - Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls. Directed by Hyungjik Lee.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
Separation Anxiety (Episode #302H)
KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Owl and Mouse (New York University) - In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. Directed by Emma J. Noble.
So You've Grown Attached (New York University) - An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator - and best friend - starts to grow up. Directed by Kate Tsang.
Steadfast Stanley (California Institute of the Arts) - A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend. Directed by John Kim.
Fluffy the Flying Fish (School of Visual Arts) - When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. Directed by Ryan Charmatz.
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 7:30 PM