The Films

11-Minute Mile

11-Minute Mile

| March 9, 2015

When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. A short film by Andrew Wood.

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A Better Place Than This

A Better Place Than This

| March 10, 2014

An executioner on Singapore’s death row tries to help a young convict accept her fate, even though it means facing his own demons. A short film by Daniel Grove.

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A Doctor’s Job

A Doctor’s Job

| March 10, 2015

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

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A Series of Kinetic Sets Tell a Story

A Series of Kinetic Sets Tell a Story

| November 10, 2015

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.

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Above the Sea

Above the Sea

| March 10, 2015

In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. A short film by Keola Racela.

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Angel

Angel

| February 9, 2016

A ouija game goes awry for three teenage girls mourning the loss of a close friend. A short film by Jessica Kaye.

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App

App

| February 3, 2016

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.

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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?

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Banana Trip

Banana Trip

| March 9, 2015

Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break hoping to hook up with white girls. A short film by Hyungjik Lee.

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Bicycle

Bicycle

| April 1, 2013

A social outcast must find the stolen pieces of his bicycle. A short film by Dean Yamada.

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Funders

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