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

Fine Cut 2018 Trailer

Welcome to the 19th annual FINE CUT Festival of Films, a collection of short films from Southern California student filmmakers that is made possible by The Bridges / Larson Foundation. In total,16 short films (25 minutes or under) were selected as finalists in the categories of Documentary, Animation and Narrative shorts. Winners in each of the categories will be announced at a private awards ceremony and screening event sponsored by IndieWire on Wed., Sept.19 at the Director’s Guild of America. 

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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.

  • 2019-04-23T17:30:00-07:00

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
  • 2019-04-30T17:30:00-07:00

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.

  • 2019-05-01T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-05-07T17:30:00-07:00

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.

  • 2019-05-08T13:58:00-07:00
  • 2019-05-08T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2019-05-14T17:30:00-07:00