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Stage Two

Stage Two

| April 5, 2018

A young boy attempts to navigate high school bullies and his mother’s cancer diagnosis without the benefit of an emotional road map. A film by Lara Jean Gallagher.

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AWOL

AWOL

| April 5, 2018

Given few options for her future, lesbian teenager Joey decides to join the military. Will romance with a married housewife give her a way out? A film by Deb Shoval.

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Yeah Kowalski!

Yeah Kowalski!

| April 5, 2018

Coming of age is a drag when delayed development gets in the way of romance. Kowalski discovers a creative solution in this comedic short film directed by Evan Roberts.

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Prom

Prom

| April 5, 2018

A blossoming romance is derailed by racism in this short film adapted from a true story by comedian Hasan Minhaj. A film by Imran J. Khan.

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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.
Born with It

Born with It

| April 5, 2018

After being bullied by his Japanese classmates for being biracial, a young boy begins to question his own identity.

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uNomalanga and the Witch

uNomalanga and the Witch

| April 5, 2018
uNomalanga and her newly-wed husband move to a small village in South Africa. Townspeople warn her to steer clear of her notorious neighbor, the witch who killed her husband. Nonetheless, uNomalanga decides to befriend her neighboor and finds unexpected joy in their newfound friendship.
Vilt Gutt

Vilt Gutt

| April 5, 2018
LMU / 2017 / Norwegian / Colora Norwegian park ranger makes an unexpected discovery in the woods.
Salt

Salt

| April 5, 2018
Eirikur has just moved with his mother from the city to a small fishing village in Iceland. Lonely and bored in this desolate place, Eirikur goes around town hoping to find other kids to hang out with. When Eirikur finally meets a local girl and tries to befriend her, their encounter takes an unsudden turn.

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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