Film School Shorts

Aldo Mora-Blanco was born in East San Jose and graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz, with a B.A. in Film and Digital Media. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City to continue his career as a freelance filmmaker. Luckily, Bay Area filmmaking opportunities presented themselves in 2007, which brought him back to the Best Coast. In 2012, he joined the KQED team and has worked with the Bay Area PBS affiliate ever since by managing the online communities for the national student film showcase Film School Shorts and the Bay Area documentary series Truly CA.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. He’s also an avid tabletop gamer and would love to play a hand of Dominion with you.

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Watch, Vote, Share Your Favorite Film School Short!

Watch, Vote, Share Your Favorite Film School Short!

| June 29, 2015

Vote for Banana Trip and 11-Minute Mile at the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival!

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Sparks Fly as Keep the Change Grows from Short to Feature

Sparks Fly as Keep the Change Grows from Short to Feature

| June 26, 2015

Just in time for her crowdfunding campaign, Rachel Israel’s ‘Keep the Change’ premieres on YouTube

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Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at SF Docfest!

Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at SF Docfest!

| June 9, 2015

We interview the filmmakers of Hotel 22, The Typist and more!

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Bros On The Prowl: Watch “Banana Trip” [8 min]

Bros On The Prowl: Watch “Banana Trip” [8 min]

| April 28, 2015

Follow three Korean college boys on the sexual prowl in Banana Trip.

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Stuck During Tragedy: Watch “11-Minute Mile” [6 min]

Stuck During Tragedy: Watch “11-Minute Mile” [6 min]

| April 17, 2015

Set during the Boston Marathon bombings, watch the sobering ’11-Minute Mile.’

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Academy Award-nominated “White Earth” | Interview with J. Christian Jensen

Academy Award-nominated “White Earth” | Interview with J. Christian Jensen

| February 18, 2015

Watch our interview with Academy Award Nominee J. Christian Jensen.

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Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at Cinequest Film Festival 25

Film School Shorts Interviews Student Filmmakers at Cinequest Film Festival 25

| February 17, 2015

San Jose’s biggest film festival Cinequest will showcase some of the nation’s finest student films at the College Film Competition, and Film School Shorts will be there to cover it!

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“Total Freak” | Interview with Andrew Ellmaker

“Total Freak” | Interview with Andrew Ellmaker

| February 6, 2015

Read our interview with Andrew Ellmaker, filmmaker of the bizarre Columbia University short film “Total Freak.”

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“Steadfast Stanley” | Interview with John Cody Kim

“Steadfast Stanley” | Interview with John Cody Kim

| February 3, 2015

Read our interview with John Cody Kim, director of the adorable CalArts animated treat “Steadfast Stanley.”

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Ask a Film Festival Programmer | SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler

Ask a Film Festival Programmer | SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler

| February 3, 2015

Get a peek inside the mind of a short film festival programmer. Read our interview with SFIndiefest’s Jay Wertzler.

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