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.
Film School Shorts's Latest Posts
Submit your strangest, scariest and spookiest short films for a special online-only Halloween showcase.
During the Libyan Revolution of 2011, a petty clerk at a police station must choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.
Watch Above the Sea director Keola Racela talk about making a film in China and more!
Ever wondered what it takes to make a great stop-motion short like Owl and Mouse?
In the stop-motion ‘Owl and Mouse,’ a cranky owl has a mouse for dinner…err, over for dinner.
Go behind the scenes of So You’ve Grown Attached with filmmaker Kate Tsang.
Go behind the scenes with animator John Cody Kim, as he discusses the key themes of his corgi/zombie animated film Steadfast Stanley.