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The Fighting Kind

The Fighting Kind

| December 9, 2015

Chapman University / 2010 / 21 minutes / English / Color

A man with a dark past returns home to make his sister an unwelcome offer. A short film by Nils Taylor.
Lambing Season

Lambing Season

| November 24, 2015

Columbia University / 2012 / 20 minutes / English / Color

Determined to meet the father who left her before she was born, a woman travels to Ireland, hoping it will help her understand his decision. A short film by Jeannie Donohoe.
A Series of Kinetic Sets Tell a Story

A Series of Kinetic Sets Tell a Story

| November 10, 2015

University of Michigan / 2012 / 4 minutes / English / Color

Beautifully rendered cardboard sets and characters and a seemingly weightless camera capture an astonishing voyage of immigration, love, and World War II in a single take. A short film by Shannon Kohlitz.
Little Favour

Little Favour

| March 10, 2015

USC / 2014 / 2 minutes / English / Color

Like poetry in motion, a single leaf morphs from clay to pencil to paper as it blows through a series of imaginative worlds. A short film by Yawen Zheng and Xia Li.
Pagpag

Pagpag

| March 10, 2015

Tisch Asia / 2012 / 15 minutes / English and Tagalog with English subtitles / Color

A hard-drinking, rough-edged woman from an impoverished community in the Philippines tries to sell her orphaned granddaughter to an American couple. A short film by John Paul Su.
A Doctor’s Job

A Doctor’s Job

| March 10, 2015

UCLA / 2011 / 11 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Color

A doctor moonlighting as a cabbie picks up an unusual fare. A short film by Julio O. Ramos.
Un Mundo para Raúl

Un Mundo para Raúl

| March 10, 2015

Columbia University / 2012 / 15 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Color

When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. A short film by Mauro Mueller.
Late Spring

Late Spring

| March 10, 2015

NYU / 2013 / 15 minutes / Arabic, English Subtitles / Color

During the Libyan Revolution of 2011, a petty clerk at a police station must choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help. A short film by Zachary Kerschberg.
Owl and Mouse

Owl and Mouse

| March 10, 2015

NYU / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / Color

In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. A short film by Emma J. Noble.
So You’ve Grown Attached

So You’ve Grown Attached

| March 10, 2015

NYU / 2014 / 15 minutes / English / B&W

An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator – and best friend – starts to grow up. A short film by Kate Tsang.

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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