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.
America (#402H) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVPG
'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.
Daily Grind (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Stephen Singer plays a sock merchant in Socks & Bonds; he hopes his girlfriend's Hamptons-dwelling ex will invest, only to discover there's a more pressing negotiation at hand. Directed by Daniel Zimbler. Then, catch a snapshot of life in the law offices of Hopkins & Delaney, LLP, an animation that captures the hidden cubicle moments that comprise all our working lives. Directed by Sean Buckelew. In Butterfingers, every marriage has its moments, and this wife can't listen to another word from her husband about work. Directed by Milan Roganovic.
Future (#401H) Duration: 28:10 STEREO TVPG
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.