A black and white drawing of the moon | Still from "Starlight" Fine Cut 2019

Now on its 20th season, “Fine Cut” showcases 14 short films made by a new generation of storytellers from Southern California. Chosen from more than 400 submissions, “Fine Cut” offers a glimpse of the filmmakers of tomorrow with short films in documentary, animation and narrative genres handpicked by an esteemed panel of judges from the industry. Watch the films in a series of half-hour broadcast episodes that will air starting Wed., Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. and stream on this site.

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Save Me!

When a pair of mismatched U.S. Marshals are sent to the Kansas frontier all the evidence points to something dark and sinister waiting for them in “Bleeding, Kansas,” a thriller from UCLA’s Daniel Lafrentz. Followed by “Assembly Required,” a film from Chapman University’s Christian Whittemore about a woman literally falling apart. In the final short film, take a road trip with director Hau Nguyen and his Orange Coast College’s Food Riders as they try to eliminate campus waste.

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Separated

In “Lalo’s House,” a film from USC’s Kelley Kali starring Garcelle Beauvais, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring after being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti. Followed by “Starlight,” an animated film from CalArts’ Robyn Romain that explores long distance love.

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You're Crazy

“Divided,” a film from Chapman University’s Brynne McKee, Jackie Palacios, Benjamin Allen, and Jack Mullinkosson, is a comedic and pointed look at the post-2016 American political divide. Followed by “Shoot the Moon,” an animated film from UCLA’s William Rowe about two ambitious cats attempting to reach the moon from inside a cardboard box.

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Fight

In "The Moon and The Night, a film from Chapman University, A native Hawaiian teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight. Followed by "Prey", an animated film from Cal State LA depicting the natural cycle of human society.

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Play

In the wake of NFL superstar Junior Seau’s suicide, coaches and families tackle the dangers and rewards of playing youth football in Delay of Game,” a documentary from USC’s Shaun Dikilato. Then, “888 Tours,” an animated short from CalArts’ Jennifer Nie that follows a tour guide’s quest to stay on schedule.

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