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.
The Family Dynamic (#1314H) Duration: 26:30 STEREO TVG
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM (Ireland) - In 1970s Belfast, two young boys discover the facts of life with the aid of their pet chickens. Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.
HEAD OVER HEELS (England) - After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart. To make matters worse, he lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, it brings their equilibrium crashing down. The couple that can't agree which way is up must find a way to put their relationship back together.
- KQED 9: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 7:30pm
- KQED 9: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me
Love Never Dies (#1315H) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (England) - It's not every day you fall in love, but in 70 year old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love.
ROMANCE (Belgium) - Meet Desiree, Agnes and Louise. All three have come from different backgrounds and life experiences to share the same room in a nursing home. Only one has the coveted spot near the window. From her vantage point, she is able to give her bedridden roommates a daily play-by-play of the young lovers in the park. The newcomer to the ward finds her stories meddlesome until one day she has an epiphany.
Love Lost and Found (#1316H) Duration: 28:08 STEREO TVG
MR. HUBLOT (France / Luxembourg): Mr. Hublot lives in a world where everything is mechanical - including pets. The film won the 2014 Academy Award for best animation. Written, produced and directed by Laurent Witz.
LUCY (USA): A little girl wants a puppy... real bad. Will her persistence break through her parents' stone cold hearts? Animated by Zoe Lubeck.
WEST OF THE MOON (USA): The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar.
The Dog in the Window (#1305H) Duration: 23:37 STEREO TVG
HELIUM (Denmark) - A terminally ill boy makes a friend with a hospital worker. Through his stories about Helium - a magical fantasy world, the boy regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven away from his daily hardships. Written and directed by Anders Walter. The film won the 2014 Oscar for Best Short.