Young Adult

About the Film 

On the last day of a summer camp, a teenage girl with cerebral palsy is caught breaking the rules for her crush. Refusing to accept the expectations placed on her by others, she strikes on her own to reconnect with the boy who might be her first love.  

About the Filmmaker(s)

Previous to being a directing fellow at the American Film Institute (AFI), writer/director Jake Yuzna was the youngest person to garner a film award from the National Endowment for the Arts. His debut feature, OPEN, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where it became the first American feature to receive the Teddy Jury Prize. Yuzna has also received awards from the IFP, Creative Capital Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Frameline Foundation, among others. He is the 2018 recipient of AFI’s Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and a 2019 Fulbright Fellow. Yuzna’s work has been presented at the Cannes Film Festival, New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), the British Film Institute (BFI), Oberhausen Film Festival, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PBS, Red Cat (Los Angeles), as well as more than 100 international film festivals. In addition to his work in cinema, Yuzna is the author of the books, THE FUN: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC and NYC Makers. 

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About the Presenting Partner

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential. 

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, convene community dialogue, bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration—exposing them to new people, places and ideas. 

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service. 

Film School Shorts is a national half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. Grouped together around a central theme or topic, and featuring production values that rival their professional indie film counterparts, KQED is proud to present award winning entertainment to a national audience. Each week, viewers can enjoy an artfully-curated selection of shorts from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas that have enjoyed successful runs at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW. 

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