Fine Cut is a collection of short films from schools across Southern California ranging from cutting-edge animation to the best in documentary, the festival calls for filmmaking’s most original in all genres. All selected short films will be part of the broadcast series on KCET, and all accepted shorts are eligible for awards in the competition.

The finalists will be judged by an expert panel and will 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, will have an opportunity to be a part of The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase competition at the annual Cannes International Film Festival.

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Challenges

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. 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).

 

"The Melody of Unexpected Encounters"

Can I Trust You?

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. 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).

 

"The Stone"

A young girl, traveling in the south of Angola, meets a retired doctor who deals with the memories of war and its perpetual waste. An adaptation of the short tale "The Dragonfly", by Ondjaki.

Serendipity

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. 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"

Fantasy and Liberation

The 18th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films is a collection of short films from student and emerging filmmakers. 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).

"Hum"