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Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist

Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist

| August 23, 2016

AFI / 2015 / 8 minutes / English / Color

When Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary, she accidentally captures the attention of a homeland security agent. A short film by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman.
Zelos

Zelos

| August 23, 2016

AFI / 2015 / 15 minutes / English / Color

A woman buys a clone, but soon realizes she's purchased an unbeatable rival. A short film by Thoranna Sigurdardottir.
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

| August 22, 2016

Read more about Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the director of Sequin Raze.

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Thoranna Sigurdardottir

Thoranna Sigurdardottir

| August 22, 2016

Read more about Thoranna Sigurdardottir, the director of Zelos.

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Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman

Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman

| August 22, 2016

Read more about Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman, the directors of Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist.

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App

App

| February 3, 2016

AFI / 2013 / 22 minutes / English / Color

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. A short film by Alex Berman.
Nani

Nani

| March 10, 2015

While doing community service, a young graffiti artist befriends an elderly woman and introduces her to the exhilarating rush of tagging. A short film by Justin Tipping.

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Justin Tipping

Justin Tipping

| March 10, 2015

Read more about Justin Tipping, the director of Nani.

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Alex Berman

Alex Berman

| March 9, 2015

Read more about Alex Berman, the director of App.

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The Passage of Mrs. Calabash

The Passage of Mrs. Calabash

| April 3, 2013

A troubled young woman and a retired professor exchange secrets on an overnight train journey. A short film, told in reverse, by Scott Tuft.

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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.

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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