Watch Mondays in October at 9:30pm on WORLD.
'Film School Shorts' showcases the best shorts from film schools across the country. From quirky comedies to slice-of-life dramas to hard-hitting thrillers, emerging filmmakers offer new perspectives from a new generation. Film School Shorts is your access to the film festival experience.
Okay, Cupid | Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:30pm
The Hunter and the Swan Discuss their Meeting (NYU) and God of Love (NYU): A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman whose captured robe led to their courtship. The evening goes one direction - downhill. Writer/director Emily Carmichael. 2011 Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short, God of Love follows Raymond, an artist who combines singing with his champion dart-throwing ability to harness the power of love. Writer/director Luke Matheny.
Growing Pains | Monday, October 13 2014 at 9:30pm
I Feel Stupid (UCLA) and My Name is Your First Love (Columbia): Lein is an awkward teenager, obsessed with pigeons. When her childhood friend Amber comes to visit, Lein's world opens far beyond the pigeon coop. Directed by Milena Pastreich. A teenager works as a gardener for his neighbor. His infatuation with his employer deepens and his afternoon hedge trimming turns into an obsession. Directed by Rob Richert.
Letting Go | Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:30pm
The Chair (NYU) and Bunny (Columbia): As a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold invades a small town, a boy attempts to understand his mother's death and the roots of this strange plague. Written and directed by Grainger David. Winner - Short Film Jury Prize 2012 SXSW Film Festival and official selection at Cannes. Inspired by a true childhood event, a young boy in Philadelphia marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him. Written and directed by Robert Snow.
Fire and Fury | Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm
Fireworks (Columbia), Pearl Was Here (Cal Arts) and Spark (Univ. of Texas): Against a Fourth of July backdrop in Los Angeles, two boys with firecrackers go on a quest to impress a group of girls. Directed by Victor Hugo Duran. A scraggly girl slips away from her mother to hide among stuffed animals in the safe and sealed environment of a claw machine. Written, directed by Kate Marks. Ricky is left outside while his dad visits a lady friend. Suddenly, he's confronted by her daughter, Callie. Written, directed by Annie Silverstein.