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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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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.
Clean

Clean

| April 3, 2018

Will cheeto-stained fingers stand in the way of true love? A young man with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder must face the perils of riding the subway and make it to school.

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Butterfingers

Butterfingers

| August 23, 2016

Columbia University / 2012 / 4 minutes / English / Color

When a man returns home after a long work day, he's so eager to share his stories with his wife that he won't stop blabbing for a second. A short film by Milan Roganović.
Socks & Bonds

Socks & Bonds

| August 23, 2016

Columbia University / 2015 / 8 minutes / English / Color

A sock merchant and his girlfriend head out to the Hamptons to sell the next big thing in socks and undergarments only to discover there's a more pressing negotiation at hand. A short film by Daniel Zimbler.
Busted on Brigham Lane

Busted on Brigham Lane

| August 23, 2016
Columbia University / 2012 / 24 minutes / English / ColorA young teenage girl takes precariously creative measures to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father and discovers that he is a different man than she remembers. A short film by Talibah Newman.
Léa

Léa

| August 23, 2016

Columbia University / 2015 / 25 minutes / English / Color

A delusional actress with an affinity for burning bridges struggles to connect with the role that could make her career. A short film by Connor Simpson.
Milan Roganović

Milan Roganović

| August 22, 2016

Read more about Milan Roganović, the director of Butterfingers.

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Connor Simpson

Connor Simpson

| August 22, 2016

Read more about Connor Simpson, the director of Lea.

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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