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Fine Cut Season 21 Preview

Now on its 21st season, “Fine Cut” showcases 19 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 hour-long broadcast episodes.

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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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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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Come Alive

In “Teddy Mate,” a film from USC’s Rommel Villa, children bond with magical teddy bears that eventually transform into their perfect human life partner. When one teddy changes unexpectedly, a strong-willed young woman must face her uncertain future. Then, award-winning documentarian and American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase filmmaker Megan Rossman, explores the Lesbian Herstory Archives in “Love Letter Rescue Squad.” Finally, in “Gallery Experience,” an animated film from USC’s Jinghan Tian, a young girl has a magical experience visiting a gallery for the first time.

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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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California Now and Then

Friends and family recount the life and death of Latasha Harlins, the forgotten spark that ignited the ‘92 L.A. riots in “The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins”, a documentary from USC. UCLA’s “Frog Catcher” is inspired by the true story of a transgender man who develops a relationship with the wife of a wealthy businessman in 1876.

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Outsider

A freelance taxi driver can't stand big taxi company 5-Star snatching customers so he forms a protest in “A-Tien,” a comedy from New York Film Academy. Then, an orphanage is invaded by a shadowy creature in “Milk Teeth,” a horror-fantasy from USC. Also included is Cal State Long Beach documentary “Faith Alone” and USC’s animated film “Low-Key.”

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Different Path

A woman travels back to India upon her mother’s sudden death while navigating her family in “Unmothered” from USC. The American Pavilion film “Black Hat” uncovering the double life of a pious Hasidic man on a night out in L.A. “Nothing Down About It” is a documentary from Loyola Marymount University followed by “The Kitchlets” and “Melted”, two animated films from Cal Arts.

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