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.
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.
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.
Lives In Limbo (#306H) Duration: 23:06 STEREO TVPG-S
Burn to Send (New York University) - Amidst Saigon's underground motorcycle racing scene, a young man and woman struggle to define their ambiguous romance. Directed by Andinh Ha.
Playing with Power (#307H) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TVPG-MA
Above the Sea (Columbia University) - In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. Directed by Keola Racela. < br>Un Mundo para Ra?l (Columbia University) - When thirteen-year-old Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner's son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. Directed by Mauro Mueller.
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.
It's in the Blood (#309H) Duration: 25:26 STEREO TVPG
Lambing Season (Columbia University) - Determined to meet the father who left her before she was born, a woman travels to Ireland, hoping it will help her understand his decision. Directed by Jeannie Donohoe. A Series of Kinetic Sets Tell a Story (University of Michigan) - Beautifully rendered cardboard sets and characters and a seemingly weightless camera capture an astonishing voyage of immigration, love, and World War II in a single take. Directed by Shannon Kohlitz.
Express Yourself (#310H) Duration: 23:23 STEREO TVPG-L
Nani (American Film Institute) - While doing community service, a young graffiti artist befriends an elderly woman and introduces her to the exhilarating rush of tagging. Directed by Justin Tipping.
Little Favour (University of Southern California) - Like poetry in motion, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper as it blows through a series of imaginative worlds. Directed by Yawen Zheng.