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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Let's Be Gentle


A daughter's abusive father is released from prison.

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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.

Young Adult


A teenage girl with cerebral palsy is caught breaking the rules for her crush.

How Far She Went


An unflinching look at family, sacrifice, and the lengths we will go for those we love.