Film School Shorts

Film School Shorts is a half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. Each filmmaker has the potential to become the next star filmmaker and each short film will make you laugh, gasp and empathize, sometimes in the same breath. The featured films — quirky comedies, slice-of-life dramas and hard-hitting thrillers — have won international film awards and have wowed audiences at some of the most acclaimed film festivals in the world: Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and SXSW.

Meet the filmmakers, learn more about the films and view certain shorts online at kqed.org/fss, and follow Film School Shorts on Facebook and Twitter.

Production Team:
Series Producer: Lisa Landi
Associate Producer: Bobbak Sabet
Digital Communications Specialist: Aldo Mora-Blanco
Editor: Gail Mallimson
Design: Zaldy Serrano, Christina Zee White
Audio: John Andrieni
Interactive Producer: Marie K Lee
Interactive: Kevin Cooke, Phil Cho
On Air Promotion: Bridget Louie
Legal: Abby Staeble, William Lowery, Rebecca Hopkins, Joyce Guthrie
Production Manager: Alexa Parnell
Director of TV Production: Sandy Schonning
Executive Producer: Scott Dwyer
Original Music, written and produced by Trifonic

Film School Shorts is a national KQED production and is distributed nationally by the National Educational Telecommunications Association. This series has been made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

Latest News

Award-winning films showcased in new season of KQED’s Film School Shorts

The second season premieres Monday, April 7, at 7:30pm on KQED 9.

Feb 04, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Film School Shorts Season 2 Fact Sheet

Film School Shorts is a national weekly public television series that showcases the best short student films from across the country.

Jan 18, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

The future of filmmaking has arrived with Film School Shorts!

The national public television series produced by KQED. The season premieres Monday, April 15, at 11pm on KQED 9 with the Oscar winner God of Love. KQED Public Television is proud to announce its national production Film School Shorts, a half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. Each filmmaker has […]

Mar 21, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

New Series Film School Shorts Brings Award-Winning Films to Public Television

The future of filmmaking has arrived. Short Films + Big Productions = Film School Shorts KQED has your festival pass to Film School Shorts, an exciting, unique national series featuring the top fiction shorts made by students from across the country. Film School Shorts showcases well-crafted films with high production values, strong dialogue and inspired themes. […]

Feb 26, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post