Stills from various short films in the 2018 season of Fine Cut

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

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.

Sponsors and Funders | 2018 Judges Bios | People's Choice Voting FAQ | Watch and Vote

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