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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The Sadness In Fish Food


Marian, a common goldfish, realizes the claustrophobic nature of the world around her.

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Based on disturbing true events, two kids run away from a group home.

Crushed In Space


Unrequited romance is tough, especially when you're in another galaxy.

Missing Pieces


Even across oceans and death we never forget the ones we love.

Beyond Her Years


Three young women confront prejudice and predation while navigating the adult world.

Women on the Verge


Two stories of love. Love for boys and a love for eggs.



A queer Army recruit attempts to convince her lover to run away to Canada.