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.
Reality Bites (#408H) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVPG
Anna Camp, Frances Conroy, and Ashley Williams star in Sequin Raze, a behind-the-scenes look at life on a Bachelor-style reality television program. Adapted into Lifetime's award-winning television series UnREAL. Directed by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. Then get back in front of the TV with Kendall Got a Rose as a couple discusses the latest episode of The Bachelor as one gets ready for work. Directed by Luke Haskard.
Behind Closed Doors (#409H) Duration: 28:40 STEREO TVPG-L
In Busted on Brigham Lane, a young girl gets creative as she attempts to convince her estranged father to attend her 18th birthday celebration. Directed by Talibah Newman. Followed by Expiration Date, where fridge foods come to life to fight a zombie apocalypse. Directed by Sarah Tejeda.
Our Culture (#410H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG-VL
If the gangsters of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas got into the fast food business, Foodfellas would result. Directed by Reuben Guberek. And as Reel.com wrote, Culture is "The best 60 seconds of film you'll see at Sundance." Directed by Ari Gold. A quick stop for gas turns into a high-stress waiting game for one unlucky criminal in Open 24 Hours, featuring Brad Leland and Dale Raoul. Directed by Henry Chaisson. The episode ends with a mischievous cat that loves knocking over trashcans, much to his owner's dismay in Trash Cat. Directed by Kelsey Goldych.
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.