Film School Shorts

From dramas to rom-coms, watch award-winning short films that bring you Hollywood quality without the three-hour run time. Film School Shorts is a weekly series showcasing indie films with blockbuster talent, including Frances Conroy, Anna Camp, and more!

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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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She Isn't Here


A woman attempts to overcome her severe anxiety.

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Dios Nunca Muere


An undocumented, single mother risks her freedom in order to support her daughter.

Let's Be Gentle


A daughter's abusive father is released from prison.

Hard Candy


An animated noir film that follows a mysterious mission through Oakland.

The Stick


A boy grows up in fear of a boomerang that never came back in this animated classic.



A woman is obsessed with eggs and winning "Best Dish" at the annual Blue Briar Fair.

The Scar


A young girl on the brink of adolescence makes a discovery at the corner store.