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.
The Cake Is A Lie (#204H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG
SPRINGTIME (NYU) In search of her "springtime", an 86-year-old pork sung maker quits her shop in rural Taiwan to head to the big city. Written and directed by Erica Liu.
DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER (NYU) Despite their strained relationship, a young Trinidadian street-vendor must decide if he will help save his estranged father's life. Written, directed, and produced by Ian Harnarine. Executive produced by Spike Lee.
Big City Blues (#205H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG
PRICELESS THINGS (NYU) When a piece of jewelry goes missing in a salon in Brooklyn, a recently engaged couple suspect the immigrant employees know more than they admit. Written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss.
I AM JOHN WAYNE (Columbia University) In New York City, an urban cowboy avoids going to his friend's funeral. Written and directed by Christina Choe.
Into The Dark (#206H) Duration: 27:29 STEREO TVPG
A BETTER PLACE THAN THIS (USC) An executioner on Singapore's death row tries to help a young convict accept her fate, even though it means facing his own demons. Written and directed by Daniel Grove.
Life During Wartime (#207H) Duration: 28:58 STEREO TVPG-V
THEY ALSO SERVE (CalArts) A mother's nerves start to fray as she waits for her soldier son to arrive home for his welcoming party. Directed by Michael Meehan.
ROAD TO PESHAWAR (University of Texas) During the Soviet-Afghan War, a father leads his injured daughter through the treacherous Peshawar Pass. In a literal minefield, her fate becomes linked to that of a Soviet sniper. Directed by Hammad Rizvi.
Okay, Cupid (#101) Duration: 27:57 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)
Daddy Dearest (#208H) Duration: 28:28 STEREO TVPG
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.
Growing Pains (#102) Duration: 28:58 STEREO TVPG-SL (Secondary audio: none)
Sugar and Spice (#210H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG-V
PENNY DREADFUL (Columbia University) A novice crook kidnaps the wrong girl - and learns the hard way that you don't mess with Penny. Written and directed by Shane Atkinson.
DELICACY (Columbia University) A culinary connoisseur and an expert chef go on a hunt for a rare animal. Directed by Jason Mann.
Letting Go (#103) Duration: 24:58 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)
When We Were Young (#209H) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TV14
BLUE BOY (UCLA) Credited with saving a kid's life, a teenage lifeguard decides to act on his romantic obsession with a gorgeous country club wife. Directed by Alex Jablonski
BOMBSHELL (NYU) All Daisy wants to do is be one of the boys, but when she tags along with her brother and his troublesome friends, she realizes where her heart really lies. Written and directed by Erin Sanger.