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.
Separation Anxiety (#302H) Duration: 28:22 STEREO TVPG
Owl and Mouse (New York University) - In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. Directed by Emma J. Noble.
So You've Grown Attached (New York University) - An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator - and best friend - starts to grow up. Directed by Kate Tsang.
Steadfast Stanley (California Institute of the Arts) - A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend. Directed by John Kim.
Fluffy the Flying Fish (School of Visual Arts) - When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. Directed by Ryan Charmatz.
Final Ascent (#301H) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVPG
The Karman Line (New York University) - Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, Hot Fuzz) stars as a mother who is hit by an unusual condition that causes her to lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate. Directed by Oscar Sharp.
On The Prowl (#303H) Duration: 28:54 STEREO TVPG-SL
App (American Film Institute) - Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. Directed by Alex Berman.
Banana Trip (Florida State University) - Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls. Directed by Hyungjik Lee.
Responsible Parties (#308H) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TVPG-S
Disaster Preparedness (University of California Los Angeles) - A hurricane pulls a couple out of their comfort zone and drops them at the crossroads of commitment, disaster and the art of being prepared. Directed by Melissa Finell.
Humpty (New York University) - In time to a classic Harry Nilsson soundtrack, slacker Dean decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities to his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Clare Sackler.
Where Do We Go from Here? (#304H) Duration: 23:54 STEREO TVPG-L
11-Minute Mile (University of Southern California) - When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. Directed by Andrew Wood.
Keep the Change (Columbia University) - David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, "like that movie, Rain Man." He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and "exclusive clubs," but he comes to reevaluate "normal" when he meets a new love interest at a support group. Directed by Rachel Israel.