Indie Films

Film School Shorts

From dramas to rom-coms, watch award-winning short films that bring you Hollywood quality without the three-hour run time. Film School Shorts is a weekly series showcasing indie films with blockbuster talent, including Frances Conroy, Anna Camp, and more!

She Isn't Here

19m 23s

A woman grapples with her life-long severe anxiety. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a sympathetic co-worker. A film by Michelle Noland.

Episodes

  • Missing Pieces: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Missing Pieces

    S6 E610 - 26m 41s

    Even across oceans and death we never forget the ones we love. Two short films explore loss and longing. In 'Memories Of The Sea', an opinionated 6-year-old tries to understand the changes happening in his family. In 'Still', cleans out the summer home of her deceased partner.

  • Beyond Her Years: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beyond Her Years

    S6 E609 - 26m 5s

    In 'Young Adult', a teen at a summer camp for disabled youth attempts to express her sexuality. In 'Let's Be Gentle' a woman and her daughter prepare for an unwelcome reunion. 'The Scar' offers a moody meditation on coming of age.

  • Finding Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finding Home

    S6 E608 - 21m 4s

    Based on true events that shook California's foster care system, 'Abandon' follows two kids who escape a group home. In the animated short 'Made For More', a child escapes to a fantastical realm.

  • Woman's Best Friend: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman's Best Friend

    S6 E607 - 26m 41s

    Dogs are woman's best friend in two short films. In 'Owen', a homeless woman faces a painful choice between love and safety. In the Southern Gothic tale 'How Far She Went,' a woman proves how far she will go to protect her family.

  • Hard Times: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hard Times

    S6 E606 - 26m 41s

    Two films follow characters on the fringe. In 'Dios Nunca Muere', a woman struggles to maintain daily life while fearing deportation. In 'Where Mothbloods Bloom', the lives of strangers converge at a lonely truckstop.

  • Anxiety Ridden: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anxiety Ridden

    S6 E605 - 26m 41s

    Life-long fears are realized in the comedic animated short 'The Stick'. In 'She Isn't Here', a young woman comes to terms with her anxiety disorder. and a schoolgirl confronts being an outsider in the animated 'Leave With Me'.

  • A Dark Place: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Dark Place

    S6 E604 - 26m 41s

    Life on the streets is unpredictable and filled with tough choices in these two short films. In 'BobbyAnna', a new romance is interrupted when street singer Bobby loses her home. And in 'Hard Candy,' viewers are taken on an animated urban adventure.

  • Surreal Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Surreal Life

    S6 E603 - 24m 29s

    Reincarnation is on the fritz, cows find existence fleeting, teenage daydreams come true, and aquatic creatures search for meaning in five short films.

  • Women on the Verge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Women on the Verge

    S6 E602 - 14m 15s

    Two short films focus on women at a precipice. 'Crushed In Space; offers an animated look at unrequited love. In 'Gwen', a woman gives it her all at a county fair cook-off.

  • Night Shifts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Night Shifts

    S6 E601 - 26m

    Two short films explore what it takes to keep the peace on the night shift. 'The Shift' is a documentary profile of 911 operators by Elivia Shaw and Paloma Martinez. In 'Night Call' by Amanda Renee-Knox, a Black female cop in Inglewood must make a life-altering decision.

Extras + Features

  • "Un Mundo para Raúl" | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Un Mundo para Raúl" | Trailer

    S3 E18 - 1m 18s

    Trailer: Un Mundo para Raúl A short film by Mauro Mueller. Student Academy Award winner. Made at Columbia University.

  • "SYGA" | Behind-the-Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "SYGA" | Behind-the-Scenes

    S3 E16 - 1m 32s

    Find out how Kate Tsang was able to create a fantasy world on a student budget for So You've Grown Attached!

  • "Above the Sea" | Behind-the-Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Above the Sea" | Behind-the-Scenes

    S3 E2 - 3m 21s

    Join director of 'Above the Sea,' Keola Racela, at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. He gives Film School Shorts staff member Aldo Mora-Blanco an inside look at developing the concept for 'Above the Sea,' and some of the challenges of making a film in a language that is not your own.

Schedule

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