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Festus

Festus

| April 5, 2018

Festus, a reclusive and melancholic middle-aged man longs to play music at a local open mic.

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The Execution

The Execution

| April 5, 2018

The Execution follows a small town struggling to cope with an unexpected tragedy.

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Stage Two

Stage Two

| April 5, 2018

Stage Two follows a young boy’s experience with his mother’s cancer treatment. He doesn’t want to accept the reality of her condition.

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AWOL

AWOL

| April 5, 2018

A recent army recruit returns home to rural Virginia, where she attempts to convince her lover to run away with her to Canada before she ships out to Afghanistan.

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Yeah Kowalski!

Yeah Kowalski!

| April 5, 2018

After Gabe asks an embarrassing question in his school’s sex ed class, he decides to step up his game to impress Shane, with hilarious consequences in director Evan Robert’s comedic short film.

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Prom

Prom

| April 5, 2018

A blossoming teen romance is derailed by racism.

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Groomed

Groomed

| April 5, 2018
NYU / 2012 / English & Spanish / Color When the groom goes missing on the day of their wedding, the bride must put her faith in his godmother's off-color scheme to replace him at the altar without anyone noticing.
Bookends

Bookends

| April 5, 2018
In Bookends, director Dominic Villarrubia takes viewers back in time to the Fourth of July set in the 1970s, where a young woman struggles to fit into the normal pace of family life.
Cupcake Bob

Cupcake Bob

| April 5, 2018

A short film about a girl who wants go out on a boat, and about everything that stands in her way; from death to dads to cupcakes. Inspired by true events.

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Rituals

Rituals

| April 5, 2018

In Rituals, a radio journalist investigates the water shortage in Tulare County, California.

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Funders

Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

Film School Shorts is a production of KQED.

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer