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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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"

Can't Talk About It

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

"Tales of a Shadow"

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"