Film School Shorts

Film School Shorts

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: San Francisco, California
Start Month: July


FILM SCHOOL SHORTS is a new, national half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. Each week, viewers can watch well-crafted films with high production values, strong dialogue and riveting drama. Grouped together around a central theme or topic, and featuring production values that rival their indie film counterparts, KQED is proud to present award winning entertainment to a national audience. Featured are the best short films from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas that have wowed audiences at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW.

Each film has been personally selected by series producer Lisa Landi and executive producer / KQED Public Television program director Scott Dwyer to deliver an experience that will make viewers laugh, gasp and empathize, sometimes in the same breath.

Submission Requirements:

Fiction, Documentary & Animation: We primarily focus on animated and live-action fiction, but we are open to reviewing documentary works for the future.

Independents Only: Filmmakers must have artistic, editorial and budgetary control of their projects and must own the copyright.

Completed Works: Submitted works must be completed films. Please note that filmmakers must be able to commit to broadcasting their films within 2 to 6 months of being accepted to the series.

Submission Deadline: March



Awards / Prizes: none listed

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