"Zelos"

Watch Brad Leland (Friday Night Lights), Anna Camp (Mad Men), and more flex their acting muscles in indie short films. Film School Shorts is a weekly series showcasing short films from across the country. From compelling dramas to feel-good rom-coms, every episode is Hollywood quality without the three-hour runtime. Make some popcorn and sit back for 30 minutes of fantastic filmmaking.

Upcoming Airdates

Final Ascent

"The Karman Line" (New York University)

Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, Hot Fuzz) stars as a mother who is hit by an unusual condition that causes her to lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate. Directed by Oscar Sharp.

  • 2017-03-28T17:30:00-07:00
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Separation Anxiety

"Owl and Mouse" (New York University) - In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. Directed by Emma J. Noble.

"So You've Grown Attached" (New York University) - An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator - and best friend - starts to grow up. Directed by Kate Tsang.

"Steadfast Stanley" (California Institute of the Arts) - A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend. Directed by John Kim.

  • 2017-04-04T17:30:00-07:00
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On The Prowl

"App" (American Film Institute) - Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. Directed by Alex Berman.

"Banana Trip" (Florida State University) - Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls. Directed by Hyungjik Lee.

  • 2017-04-11T17:30:00-07:00
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Where Do We Go from Here?

11-Minute Mile (University of Southern California) - When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. Directed by Andrew Wood. Keep the Change (Columbia University) - David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, "like that movie, Rain Man." He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and "exclusive clubs," but he comes to reevaluate "normal" when he meets a new love interest at a support group. Directed by Rachel Israel.

  • 2017-04-18T17:30:00-07:00
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Choices

Late Spring (New York University) - During the Libyan Revolution of 2011, a petty clerk at a police station must choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help. Directed by Zachary Kerschberg. Pagpag (The Refuse) (New York University) - A hard-drinking, rough-edged woman from an impoverished community in the Philippines tries to sell her orphaned granddaughter to an American couple. Directed by John Paul Su.

  • 2017-04-25T17:30:00-07:00
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