The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers.  Over 3,000 shorts were received from 112 countries eligible for awards in the competition ranging from cutting-edge animation to the best in documentary cinema. All short films selected as finalists in the Fine Cut Film Festival will be included in a series of one-hour broadcast episodes set to begin airing, Weds., June 14 at 9 p.m.

For the first time, honorees from the festival will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase competition at the 70th annual Cannes International Film Festival.

Films were judged by an industry panel in two categories: Emerging Filmmakers Competition and Student Filmmakers Competition (one third of the entries were from student filmmakers). All films were also eligible for a third category, the Viewer’s Choice Competition, where filmmakers had a chance to have their peers vote online at KCET.org. Student filmmakers from Southern California film schools ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego also had the chance to win the Jack Larson Southern California Student Filmmaker Award.

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2017's Fine Cut judges (in alphabetical order by last name): 

Effie T. Brown, Linda Cardellini, Javier Fuentes-Leon, Steve Greene, Pete Hammond, Simon Kilmurry, Corinne Marrinan, John Ptak, Chris Tashima

 

2017 JUDGES' BIOS

Funding provided by:

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Upcoming Airdates

Can't Talk About It

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "Tales of a Shadow" from Belgium (Documentary), "Domestic Policy" from Canada (Historical), "From The Depths" from Mexico (Experimental), "Rebecka, Portrait of a Mother" from Sweden (Drama). 

"Tales of a Shadow"

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Serendipity

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "Pumpkin" from the U.S. (Drama), "Dream Vending Machine" from Tawain (Animation), "Springtime" from Budapest (Romantic Comedy),  and "IDIOT" from the Netherlands (Comedy).

"Pumpkin"

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Fantasy and Liberation

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "Hum" from the U.S. (Animation), "Midnight" from Spain (Drama), "The Machinator" from Argentina (Animation), "The Burning" from the U.K. (Fantasy), and "Jacob" from Israel (Animation).

"Hum"

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Do Without

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "The Bug" from the U.S. (Comedy), "I am Aliya" from Slovenia (Drama), "Out of the Village" from the United States (Drama), "#SalveRegina" from Hungary (Experimental), and "For Dad" from the United States (Drama). 

 

"The Bug"

A young woman comes to terms with her condition

"I am Aliya"

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Isolation

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "Spaceman" from the U.S. (Comedy), "Blue" from the U.S. (Animation), "You, Me, US" from the U.S. (Experimental), and "Itch" from the U.K. (Suspense).

"Spaceman"

A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a nice balance in a world without spacemen.

"Blue"

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Past, Present, Future

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "Good Old Times" from Slovakia (Comedy), "Call Unknown" from the U.S. (Suspense), "Remain Rain" from Iran (Emerging), "Recast: The Story of Pune's Tambat Ali (Copper Alley)" from India (Documentary), and "The Door to Freedom" from Germany (Drama).

"Good Old Times"

"Call Unknown"

A young woman abandons technology for 7 days and goes off-grid in a house where she confronts her darkest fear.

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The Unknown

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "The Outcast" from the U.S. (Drama), "Scraps" from New Zealand (Animation), "Champagne" from the U.S. (Drama), "Bobo" from Pakistan (Suspense), and "The Autumn of Zao" from France (Fantasy).

 

"The Outcast"

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