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
Man Up (Episode #106H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Genius From Quintino (O Genio De Quintino) (Columbia) - Ricardo, a 30 year old mechanic nicknamed 'the genius', lives alone with his mother in the tiny suburb of Quintino north of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. When a mysterious young boy shows up one morning at his garage with a strange broken fish toy, Ricardo is suddenly thrown head on faced with his forgotten past. He must now embark on the journey for the answers within that will give him the strength to face a man's ultimate responsibility.
Kiss Me (UCLA) - Kid Vargas is forced to face up to a devastating truth after he kills his opponent, Johnny Vasquez, in the ring. Not only consumed by the guilt or killing another man, Kid's shame is intensified by his repressed homosexuality Kid Vargas is forced to face up to a devastating truth after he kills his opponent Jonny Vasquez in the ring. Kiss Me is a gritty, contemporary, neo--â??noir drama set in the often clandestine world of Latino boxing in East Los Angeles. After killing Jonny during a bout, Kid begins to remember the moments before the fatal blow that killed Jonny. Not only consumed by the guilt of killing another man, Kid's feelings of shame are intensified by his repressed homosexuality. As Kid avoids his wife Sylvia, and turns his back on the profession that he loves, Kid's thoughts are filled with memories of the fight.
- KQED 9: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED Life: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Blood Is Thicker Than Mud (Episode #105H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
The Fighting Kind (Chapman University) - Davin has been estranged from his family for five years. He returns home in desperate need of financial help from his sister, his only living relative. During what is supposed to be a quick visit, he learns that his sister may need more help from him than he needs from her.
Northeast Front (Frente Noreste) (Texas) - A mother's love for her children knows no bounds but is put in grave danger when she is forced to save her son from his unintended collaboration with Mexico's dangerous cartels. (Based on a true story.)
- KQED 9: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Life: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
Fire and Fury (Episode #104H)
KQED 9: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Fireworks (Columbia) - Against a Fourth of July backdrop in South L.A. , Fireworks is a coming-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls and investigate their growing bond.
Pearl Was Here (Cal Arts) - A scraggly girl slips away from her overburdened mother and troubled home life to hide among a mound of stuffed animals in the safe and sealed environment of claw machine.
Spark (Texas) - While a boy waits out his father's tryst, he is unexpectedly forced to deal with the lady-friend's daughter. 10-year old Ricky is left outside in the truck while his dad visits a lady-friend in rural Texas. While waiting for his father to return so that they can set off fireworks together, Ricky is suddenly confronted with the lady-friend's 11-year old daughter, Callie, who has been pushed out of the house by her mom. Callie steals Ricky's fireworks and sets one off. When the commotion fails to attract his father's attention, Ricky and Callie decide to set off all of the fireworks. Subsequently, they start a small brush fire. As the two kids try to contain the fire before their parents find out, Ricky finds the connection he's been looking for.
- KQED 9: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Life: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Letting Go (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
The Chair (NYU) - A mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold has invaded a small town. One boy attempts to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange and inexplicable plague.
Bunny (Columbia) - Inspired by an event from director Robert Snow's childhood, Bunny tells the story of a young boy in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood who marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him. BUNNY tells the story of that day.
- KQED 9: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
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