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
Risky Business (Episode #108)
KQED 9: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
A DOCTOR'S JOB (UNA CARRERITA, DOCTOR) (UCLA) - Dr. Ramon Moran is a brilliant ER physician and a hardworking cab driver. His ailing mother and her financial woes drive him to make ends meet. Set in Lima, Peru, one day Ramon picks up a fare that will radically change his day.
TELEGLOBAL DREAMIN' (Tisch Asia) - Rosa, a call center agent in the Philippines, has a crush on a hunky corporate-trainer named Dale who has come from the head office in California to teach motivational classes on customer service. After learning about Dale's career as bit role actor in LA, Rosa pursues an opportunity to be his guide around town for the day. She takes Dale to a cockfight and invites her friends along who also want to be seen with the handsome actor from America. Word about Dale spreads through town quickly, attracting more and more attention, until an unexpected turn of events brings Rosa and Dale's day out on the town to a disturbing end.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
Sum of Its Parts (Episode #107)
KQED 9: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
CRAZY GLUE (NYU) - A story about love and glue, and its extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic.
BICYCLE (JITENSHA) (Biola University) - Mamoru Amagaya, a young man struggling to find meaning in life, is humiliated by a co-worker and leaves his job. Now alone and without work, parts of Mamoru's bicycle begin to disappear, one by one. At last, when the only remaining piece of the bicycle is a lonely bell, Mamoru receives an envelope, containing addresses at which each piece of the bicycle might be retrieved.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
Blood Is Thicker Than Mud (Episode #105H)
KQED 9: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 7:30 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: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
Fire and Fury (Episode #104H)
KQED 9: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 7:30 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. < br>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, Jul 14, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
Letting Go (Episode #103H)
KQED 9: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 1:30 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.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 12:30 AM