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
Mean Streets (Episode #403H)
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 8:30 PM
Taissa Farmiga stars in Share as a 15-year-old girl facing her return to school after someone shared an explicit video of her online. Directed by Pippa Bianco. Next, watch as racial tensions explode between young people waiting in line to buy the hottest new sneakers on the market in Hypebeasts, inspired by Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Directed by Jessica dela Merced.
- KQED 9: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
America (Episode #402H)
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 8:30 PM
'80s-inspired comedy Total Freak tells the story of how a boy's pursuit of his first summer camp kiss awakens a monster from the deep. Directed by Andrew Ellmaker. Next, Iranian-born Rita sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary in Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist, starring Patrick Fugit. Directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman. And one robot learns that fitting in isn't all it's cracked up to be when his new human form attracts the wrong kind of attention in post-9/11 America in Timmy II. Directed by Imran J. Kahn.
- KQED 9: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
Express Yourself (Episode #310H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 11:36 PM
Nani (American Film Institute) - While doing community service, a young graffiti artist befriends an elderly woman and introduces her to the exhilarating rush of tagging. Directed by Justin Tipping.
Little Favour (University of Southern California) - Like poetry in motion, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper as it blows through a series of imaginative worlds. Directed by Yawen Zheng.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 5:36 AM
Future (Episode #401H)
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 8:30 PM
In Zelos a mother who strives to "have it all" orders a clone to keep her home life in order and outshine her flawless colleague, but soon realizes she purchased an unbeatable rival. Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir. Salaam Ghourba (Farewell Exile) takes viewers to an impoverished neighborhood of Casablanca, Morocco, Fatima impatiently awaits news from her husband in exile abroad. Will she be able to secure the immigration papers necessary to travel toward a better future for her and her son? Directed by Lamia Alami.
- KQED 9: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
Lives In Limbo (Episode #306H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 11:36 PM
Burn to Send (New York University) - Amidst Saigon's underground motorcycle racing scene, a young man and woman struggle to define their ambiguous romance. Directed by Andinh Ha.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 5:36 AM