More than twenty 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." Submissions have closed at this time. Stay tuned to watch the winning films!

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Ruth Asawa with wire sculpture | Still from "Artbound" Masters of Modern Art
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It Shaped Me
Episode
56:09
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It Shaped Me

Unique sounding names, abusive parents and a loving grandma.
Season 22 Episode 4
What Went Wrong
Episode
56:55
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What Went Wrong

A student searches for the truth, a lesbian couple adopts a child and animated shorts.
Season 22 Episode 3
Games, Competition, Rivalry
Episode
56:50
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Games, Competition, Rivalry

An Olympic archer, hot dog gymnast and reality TV hopeful prepare to compete.
Season 22 Episode 2
Life Disrupted
Episode
56:39
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Life Disrupted

Stories from a longtime park ranger, young couples during a pandemic and animated shorts.
Season 22 Episode 1
Two youths with Down Syndrome talk with candlelight in a still from "Nothing Down About It." | Fine Cut S21 Episode 3 still "Different Path"
Episode
54:40
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S21 E3: Different Path

Explore the future of filmmaking with films from USC, American Pavilion, LMU, CalArts.
Season 21 Episode 2003
An older Asian man talks to reporters in a still from "A-Tien" | Fine Cut S21 Episode 2 still "Outsider"
Episode
54:55
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S21 E2: Outsider

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from NYFA, USC, Cal State LB and USC.
Season 21 Episode 2002
Two African American young girls talk at a basketball court in a still from "The Dope Years" | Fine Cut S21 Episode 1 still "California Then and Now"
Episode
55:23
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S21 E1: California Now and Then

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from USC, UCLA, Cal State LA, CalArts.
Season 21 Episode 2001
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Episode
56:31
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Don't Panic

Explore the future of filmmaking with short films from Chapman Univ., UCLA, CalArts, USC.
Season 21 Episode 4
past present future
Episode
50:42
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Episode 10: 'Past, Present, Future'

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
Episode 1710
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54:36
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Episode 9: 'Isolation'

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).
Episode 1709
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