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, and Share Your Favorite Film School Short at the 2016 PBS Online Film Festival

Watch, Vote, and Share Your Favorite Film School Short at the 2016 PBS Online Film Festival

| July 12, 2016

PBS Online Film Festival: Vote every 24 hours for your favorite Film School Shorts!

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Coen Brothers-inspired Dark Comedy with Actors from ‘Veep’, ‘True Blood’

Coen Brothers-inspired Dark Comedy with Actors from ‘Veep’, ‘True Blood’

| July 1, 2016

One crook finds himself stuck Inside a 24-hour convenience store in the Coen-esque fiasco, ‘Open 24 Hours’.

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Conversation with “Gracie” Filmmaker Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Conversation with “Gracie” Filmmaker Matthew Jacobs Morgan

| June 20, 2016

With dementia taking a hold, an aging Jamaican lady dwells on sad incidents from her past, until her grandson recreates a happier present for her in Gracie.

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Surviving the Cannes Film Festival: 5 Short Takeaways from a Student’s Perspective

Surviving the Cannes Film Festival: 5 Short Takeaways from a Student’s Perspective

| June 17, 2016

How to Survive (and Enjoy) the Cannes Film Festival

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“Outdo Yourself!” – 5 Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

“Outdo Yourself!” – 5 Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

| June 13, 2016

Why Cafes are an Important Part of the Cannes Film Festival Experience

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Watch the Short Film that Became a Hit Lifetime TV Show

Watch the Short Film that Became a Hit Lifetime TV Show

| June 8, 2016

‘Sequin Raze’ follows an intense interaction between a reality show contestant and a producer on the final night of filming.

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Learning to Forgive: Conversation with “Jungle” Filmmaker Asantewaa Prempeh

Learning to Forgive: Conversation with “Jungle” Filmmaker Asantewaa Prempeh

| June 8, 2016

The relationship between two street vendors is a gateway to exploring transformative dynamics like loyalty, betrayal, and forgiveness in Jungle.

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Humanizing Girls: Conversation with “The Emily & Ariel Show” Filmmakers Emily Hoffman and Ariel Noltimier Strauss

Humanizing Girls: Conversation with “The Emily & Ariel Show” Filmmakers Emily Hoffman and Ariel Noltimier Strauss

| June 3, 2016

A stop-motion glimpse at two twentysomethings hanging out on a Friday night.

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5 (More) Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

5 (More) Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

| June 1, 2016

How to Get Networking or Die Trying at Cannes Short Film Corner

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5 Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

5 Short Takeaways on the Cannes Short Film Corner

| May 26, 2016

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cannes Short Film Corner but Were Too Afraid to Ask

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