Stills from various short films in the 2018 season of Fine Cut

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"

The story takes us into the mind of a refugee that is dealing with problems that erupted during the 5 year war in syria. In her manifestation, she explains her thoughts and views about the world that she is seeing it through her eyes.

"Out of the Village"

A brother and his sister seek closure after Ebola ravages their West African village.


The film is trying to show the new virtual world and its effection on our society, especially to the youngest generation. They are want to fit in this new world. All rebellius intention gets crushed by the others, and are forced to assimilate.

"For Dad"

A teenage girl keeps her comatose father up to date on her struggles to deal with his absence, high school and growing up through a series of brief recordings.

Upcoming Airdates

My Right

Award winning video journalist, David Freid (New York Times, Vanity Fair) traces gun crime in America. Followed by, a film exploring the path to motherhood from UCLA and a heart warming animated short from Cal Arts.

  • 2019-03-26T17:30:00-07:00

Now What

From USC, One Small Step follows a young girl attempting to juggle adult responsibilities after her mother goes missing. Followed by an intense documentary examining the power of exclusive religions from San Diego State and an animated caricature of wealth and domestic life from UCLA.

  • 2019-03-27T14:00:00-07:00
  • 2019-03-27T18:35:00-07:00
  • 2019-03-29T16:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-02T17:30:00-07:00

Oh, Hello!

Three up-and-coming female directors bring funny, quirky and unforgettable tales, including the true story of a woman with Alzheimer’s and her odd encounter late night on the streets of East L.A, starring Emmy Winner Valerie Harper.

  • 2019-04-03T14:00:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-03T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-09T17:30:00-07:00


Actor turned serial killer wreaks havoc in this dark comedy from the USC. Followed by two films from Biola University and Cal Arts exploring the dark origins from which a superhero can emerge.

  • 2019-04-10T14:00:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-10T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-16T17:30:00-07:00


Multicultural filmmakers from USC share stories of women taking risks. Despite controversy and threats, Muslim spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice. Followed by, a mother who must make a dangerous decision to get ahead.

  • 2019-04-17T14:00:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-17T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-23T17:30:00-07:00

At Odds

When a Black female cop patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance, she is forced to make a life altering decision in this thrilling crime drama from Chapman University. Followed by, a brave story of LGBTQ conversion therapy based on true events from San Diego State.

  • 2019-04-24T14:00:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-24T18:30:00-07:00