Variety of still taken from 2018 Fine Cut films

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"

Alice's best friend, Dan, lives in another country. When he gives her the bad news about his disease, Alice faces the scary feeling of being away, distant and powerless. And she tries, the best way she can think of, to show him support and love. Even if that means pushing away those people that are physically close to her.

"Dream Vending Machine"

A boy drews a tree house. He hears of a dream vending machine and hopes it can make his dream come true.

"Springtime"

A widower starts hoping that he might be able to connect with the lady next door.

"IDIOT"

Yildiz is a 16-year old mentally disabled girl who wants to show that she is just like anyone else. Yildiz dreams of becoming a fashion model and one day she ends up backstage of a big fashion show where her sister works, and on that day, her biggest dream comes true.

 

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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