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Games, Competition, Rivalry

Season 22 Episode 2

American Champion. An overzealous man obsessed with a competition game show finds his marriage deteriorating in this dark comedy from Chapman University. (starts at 0;00)

FRANKIE THE HOT DOG: Gymnastics Star. A hot dog girl competes in the world championship gymnastics competition in this animated short from California Institute of the Arts. (15;07)

Target Panic. Former Olympic archer Madeleine Braun delves into the mysterious phenomenon of target panic in a documentary from California State University, Long Beach. (21;52)

Hopper’s Day. A cricket wants to achieve its dream in this animated short from California Institute of the Arts. (33;00)

I Didn’t Mean It. On a road trip, sisters Abril and Carmen are driven to confront their underlying tensions in this film from California State University, Long Beach. (37;57)

Abuelita’s Puzzle. Told through a series of interviews by the subject's grandson, “Abuelita’s Puzzle” from Chapman University, recounts the life events, day-to-day activities and wisdom of Sofia Martha Esperanza Cubillas de Alfaro, an immigrant from Peru. (46;56)

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Episode 7: 'Can't Talk About It'

In this episode, "Tales of a Shadow" from Belgium (Documentary), "Domestic Policy" from Canada (Historical), "From The Depths" from Mexico (Experimental), "Rebecka, Portrait of a Mother" from Sweden (Drama).
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Episode 6: 'Fantasy and Liberation'

In this episode, "Hum" from the U.S. (Animation), "Midnight" from Spain (Drama), "The Machinator" from Argentina (Animation), "The Burning" from the U.K. (Fantasy), and "Jacob" from Israel (Animation).
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Episode 5: 'Serendipity'

In this episode, "Pumpkin" from the U.S. (Drama), "Dream Vending Machine" from Tawain (Animation), "Springtime" from Budapest (Romantic Comedy), and "IDIOT" from the Netherlands (Comedy). "Pumpkin"
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Episode 4: 'Can I Trust You?'

In this episode, "The Stone" from Portugal (Drama), "Aufseherin" from the Netherlands (Animation Documentary, "The Helper" from France (Fantasy), "Riven" (Suspense), and "The Arctic Circus" from Canada (Documentary).
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Episode 3: 'Challenges'

In this episode, "The Melody of Unexpected Encounters" from the Russian Federation (Romantic Comedy), "Score" from Belgium (Drama), "HELL YOU TALMBOUT" from the U.S. (Experimental), and "Hide and Seek" from France (Suspense).
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Episode 2: 'Starting Over'

In this episode, "Respectfully, Tony" from the U.S. (Documentary), "Waiting in the Wings" from the U.S. (Comedy), "What if" from France (War), "Dad" from the U.S. (Drama), and "Kaska" from Germany (Animation/Expermental).
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Episode 1: 'The Unknown'

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 Automn of Zao" from France (Fantasy).
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Watch short clips from this year's Fine Cut award winners in this virtual celebration.
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