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PBS Short Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations and ITVS and POV. This year's festival includes collaborations with a wide variety of public television producers. Starting July 13, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites. Find out how to vote for your favorites at

One Way

3m 29s

A man decides he needs to get away from his overheated office to a colder climate.


  • Beep: asset-mezzanine-16x9


    S2020 E25 - 8m 47s

    An old man spends his final days fixing machines until he finds a robot who wants to fix him.

  • All Inclusive: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    All Inclusive

    S2020 E24 - 10m 11s

    Stunning, surreal, and precisely composed, the views of life on board a palatial cruise ship in Corina Schwingruber Ilic's documentary yield a pointed commentary on luxury, excess, and what some people consider fun.

  • Happy Hounds: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Happy Hounds

    S2020 E23 - 9m 17s

    Linda Domer facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland.

  • Do Not Disturb: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Do Not Disturb

    S2020 E22 - 4m 27s

    Do Not Disturb touches on the dangers and possible outcomes of texting while driving.

  • Birth of Afrobeat: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Birth of Afrobeat

    S2020 E20 - 7m 10s

    Birth of Afrobeat, tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.

  • Quilt Fever: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Quilt Fever

    S2020 E19 - 16m

    Quilt week in Paducah, Kentucky draws all walks of life and the main show in town creates patchwork of stories ready to be shared.

  • You Know the Drill: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    You Know the Drill

    S2020 E17 - 12m 12s

    As combative active shooter drills unfold in rural Wyoming, a child psychologist implores her community to consider the consequences.

  • Edwin: asset-mezzanine-16x9


    S2020 E15 - 8m 50s

    Edwin Debrow Jr. murdered a cab driver when he was 12. He was sentenced to forty-years.

  • Paddle Together: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Paddle Together

    S2020 E14 - 4m 55s

    Breast cancer survivors find support and friendship in a unique sport: Dragon Boat Racing.

  • Standing Above the Clouds: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Standing Above the Clouds

    S2020 E13 - 15m 4s

    Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope.

  • One Way: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    One Way

    S2020 E12 - 3m 29s

    A man decides he needs to get away from his overheated office to a colder climate.

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