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King Ripple

King Ripple

| August 23, 2016

DePaul University / 2015 / 11 minutes / English / Color

Four teens travel into a desolate and decrepit urban wasteland brought forth by the very being they wish to find, dead or alive. A short film by Luke Jaden.
The Lotus Gun

The Lotus Gun

| August 23, 2016

USC / 2015 / 25 minutes / English / Color

Nora and Daphine live an idyllic life in a makeshift home in the wilderness, but they face an unforeseen threat when they come into contact with a runaway from a misogynistic drug cult. A short film by Amanda Milius.
Hopkins & Delaney LLP

Hopkins & Delaney LLP

| August 23, 2016

CalArts / 2015 / 5 minutes / English / Color

An important client visits the law offices of Hopkins & Delaney LLP to discuss his copyright infringement suit. A short film by Sean Buckelew.
Open 24 Hours

Open 24 Hours

| August 23, 2016

Brown University / 2015 / 7 minutes / English / Color

A contract killer gets more than he bargained for after a pit-stop at the convenience store. A short film by Henry Chaisson.
Sequin Raze

Sequin Raze

| August 23, 2016

AFI / 2013 / 20 minutes / English / Color

A cynical producer will go to any lengths to get one last interview from a reality show runner-up. A short film by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.
The First Date

The First Date

| August 23, 2016

California State University, Northridge / 2012 / 7 minutes / apEnglish / Color

Two women retreat to their office restroom to recap a disastrous date, unaware that someone else is listening in. A film by Janella Lacson.


| 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.


| January 20, 2016

University of Texas / 2012 / 9 minutes / English / Color

Two kids try to kill time while the adults have an affair. A short film by Annie Silverstein.
Fluffy the Flying Fish

Fluffy the Flying Fish

| January 6, 2016

School of Visual Arts / 2013 / 2 minutes / English / Color

When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. A short film by Ryan Charmatz.


| December 23, 2015

NYU / 2014 / 15 minutes / English / Color

When Dean finds out his girlfriend Dani is pregnant, he decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities. A short film by Clare Sackler.

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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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