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Festus

Festus

| April 5, 2018

Should you abandon your dreams? In Festus, a forlorn middle-aged man works up the courage to play music at a local open mic. A short film by Shawn Snyder.

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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.
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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Mr. Lamb

Mr. Lamb

| April 3, 2018
NYU / 2013 / English / Color Myrna’s secret pen pal romance with an incarcerated serial killer takes an unexpected turn when he escapes from prison. Directed by Jean Pesce.
Salam Ghourba (Farewell Exile)

Salam Ghourba (Farewell Exile)

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2011 / 15 minutes / Arabic / Color

Fatima receives a letter from her husband in exile. Does it bear the good news that will potentially relieve her and her son from an indeterminate future? A short film by Lamia Alami.
Culture

Culture

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 1999 / 1 minute / English / Color

In exactly 60 seconds, Ari Gold acts out war, art, movies, death, life, love, and the present. A short film by Ari Gold.
Glory Days

Glory Days

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2012 / 12 minutes / English / Color

Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced father-of-two, has to look after his kids on New Years weekend. A short film by Benjamin Rutkowski.
Hypebeasts

Hypebeasts

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2013 / 20 minutes / English / Color

A boy's desire for a coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced when racial tensions explode in line. A short film by Jess dela Merced.
The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2014 / 10 minutes / English / Color

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they've met each other. A short film by Michael Lukk Litwak.

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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