A new season of Fine Cut Festival of Films is back!

Starting September 26th at 9PM on KCET, viewers can watch and then vote online for their favorite film each week. 

The film with the most votes will take home a prize package worth over $20,000 toward gear and supplies for their next project. You can vote once a day, during and up to one week after the broadcast date, so make sure to put a reminder in your calendar!

Nineteen years ago Jack Larson approached KCET with the idea of creating a student film series that would provide talented students with the opportunity to have their short films aired on television. Larson thought that public television was an excellent platform for providing critical visibility to emerging filmmakers. KCET shared Larson's enthusiasm and together they created, “Fine Cut Festival of Films”.

This season features six half-hour episodes showcasing a collection of short films from schools across Southern California, including, winners in the categories of Documentary, Narrative and Animation chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. Plus, three films from our partner The American Pavilion, the epicenter of American hospitality at the world’s largest film market.

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Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

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"

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"

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.

The Unknown

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. In this episode, "The Outcast" from the U.S. (Drama), "Scraps" from New Zealand (Animation), "Champagne" from the U.S. (Drama), "Bobo" from Pakistan (Suspense), and "The Autumn of Zao" from France (Fantasy).

 

"The Outcast"