Fine Cut is a collection of short films from SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS ONLY ranging from from cutting-edge animation to the best in documentary cinema, this festival calls out for filmmaking’s most original in all genres. All short films selected will
be part of one of a series of half-hour broadcast episodes on KCET, and all accepted shorts are eligible for awards in the Competition.

The finalists will be judged by an expert panel and will also become part of the Viewer’s Choice Competition, where filmmakers will have a chance to let their peers vote online.

Winners in the following categories, Documentary, Animation, Narrative and Viewers Choice from the festival will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase competition at the annual Cannes
International Film Festival.

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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"