"Zelos"

Watch Brad Leland (Friday Night Lights), Anna Camp (Mad Men), and more flex their acting muscles in indie short films. Film School Shorts is a weekly series showcasing short films from across the country. From compelling dramas to feel-good rom-coms, every episode is Hollywood quality without the three-hour runtime. Make some popcorn and sit back for 30 minutes of fantastic filmmaking.

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On The Prowl

"App" (American Film Institute) - Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. Directed by Alex Berman.

"Banana Trip" (Florida State University) - Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls. Directed by Hyungjik Lee.

Where Do We Go from Here?

11-Minute Mile (University of Southern California) - When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity. Directed by Andrew Wood. Keep the Change (Columbia University) - David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, "like that movie, Rain Man." He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and "exclusive clubs," but he comes to reevaluate "normal" when he meets a new love interest at a support group. Directed by Rachel Israel.

Future

In "Zelos," a mother who strives to "have it all" orders a clone to keep her home life in order and outshine her flawless colleague, but soon realizes she purchased an unbeatable rival. Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir. "Salaam Ghourba" (Farewell Exile) takes viewers to an impoverished neighborhood of Casablanca, Morocco, Fatima impatiently awaits news from her husband in exile abroad. Will she be able to secure the immigration papers necessary to travel toward a better future for her and her son? Directed by Lamia Alami.

America

Directed by Andrew Ellmaker, '80s-inspired comedy "Total Freak" tells the story of how a boy's pursuit of his first summer camp kiss awakens a monster from the deep.

Iranian-born Rita sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary in "Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist," starring Patrick Fugit. Directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman.

One robot learns that fitting in isn't all it's cracked up to be when his new human form attracts the wrong kind of attention in post-9/11 America in "Timmy II." Directed by Imran J. Kahn.

Mean Streets

Taissa Farmiga stars in "Share" as a 15-year-old girl facing her return to school after someone shared an explicit video of her online. Directed by Pippa Bianco.

Next, watch as racial tensions explode between young people waiting in line to buy the hottest new sneakers on the market in "Hypebeasts," inspired by Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing." Directed by Jessica dela Merced.