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Beep

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

All Inclusive

A pointed commentary on luxury, excess, and what some people consider fun.

Happy Hounds

Linda Domer facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at a correctional institution.

The Birth of Afrobeat

Birth of Afrobeat tells how Nigerian drummers created the Afrobeat genre.

How Turfing Became Synonymous with Oakland

Turf dancers combine abrupt, angular movements with graceful footwork.

You Know the Drill

Active shooter drills help prepare some students. But do they do more harm than good?

Standing Above the Clouds

Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activist stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

One Way

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

The Seed Saver

Kristyn Leach dives into the process of growing grains and explores her Korean roots.

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang hangs out with rapper, dancer and performer Isaiah Phillips to talk about the domino effects of gentrification.

Embers

Two boys in trouble at school face a racist high school administration.

A Night at the Garden

In 1939, Americans rallied in Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism.

The History of White People in America

The History of White People in America examines how skin color has come to define race in our country.

Celestia Morgan

Birmingham based conceptual photographer uses image to exercise and amplify her voice.

To Infinity

A dying father helps his young daughter carry an imaginary mission into space.

In This Family

Winner: Juried Prize | Ten years after being outed by his teacher, a gay man revisits his family's reactions.

Joyride

Winner: Most Popular | Teen Latina sisters break their grandmother out of assisted living for one last joyride.

Quilt Fever

Quilt week in Paducah, Kentucky draws all walks of life.

Knocking Down the Fences

The story of AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove.

Paddle Together

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

Preston's Gone

A veteran with mental illness is killed by police after requesting medical transport.

Edwin

Edwin Debrow Jr. murdered a cab driver when he was 12. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Do Not Disturb

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

Maria

A young woman is pushed to the edge when she returns home to care for her suicidal father.

2020 PBS Short Film Festival Winners

Congrats to our 2020 winners: Joyride won Most Popular, and In This Family earned the Juried Prize.
2020 PBS Short Film Festival Winners

Behind the Lens Blogs

McKinleigh Lair Reflects on 'You Know the Drill'
McKinleigh Lair Reflects on 'You Know the Drill'
by McKinleigh Lair | July 22, 2020
In "You Know the Drill," a normal school day in Wyoming becomes combative as students flip tables, dog-pile on trainers with plastic guns, and ponder whether they could fight back in a real shooting.
Survivorship Meets Sportsmanship Meets Filmmaking
Survivorship Meets Sportsmanship Meets Filmmaking
by Illinois Public Media | July 17, 2020
Illinois Public Media spoke with Katie Prentiss Onsager on the making of "Paddle Together."
'The History Of White People In America,' Episode Two: How America Outlawed Interracial Marriage
'The History Of White People In America,' Episode Two: How America Outlawed Interracial Marriage
by Jackie Bruleigh | July 15, 2020
WGBH's Jackie Bruleigh spoke with art director and editor Drew Takahashi and producer Clementine Briand to learn more about the series — and this episode, in particular.
'Everything Fell into Place': Jeff Chang and Bao Nguyen Gon’ Be Alright
'Everything Fell into Place': Jeff Chang and Bao Nguyen Gon’ Be Alright
by Craig Phillips | July 13, 2020
Filmmaker Bao Nguyen and Writer Jeff Chang talk about connecting with people and with each other, in the making of "We Gon' Be Alright."
Behind the Scenes: 'Standing Above the Clouds'
Behind the Scenes: 'Standing Above the Clouds'
by Jalena Keane-Lee | July 08, 2020
Director Jalena Keane-Lee gives us an inside look at her film "Standing Above The Clouds."
Director Ben-Alex Dupris Reflects on His Film 'Sweetheart Dancers'
Director Ben-Alex Dupris Reflects on His Film 'Sweetheart Dancers'
by Ben-Alex Dupris | July 07, 2020
In his own words, Director Ben-Alex Dupris takes us through the creation of his film, "Sweetheart Dancers."
Filmmaker Interview: Olivia Merrion of 'Quilt Fever'
Filmmaker Interview: Olivia Merrion of 'Quilt Fever'
by Heather Leighton | July 07, 2020
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Olivia Merrion captures the "Academy Awards of quilting" in her film "Quilt Fever."
Jonathan Munoz on His Short 'One Way'
Jonathan Munoz on His Short 'One Way'
by Harris Pacey | July 07, 2020
Director Jonathan Munoz reveals "The Twilight Zone" and his dad’s old office inspired his short film “One Way.”
Filmmaker Interview: 'Knocking Down the Fences'
Filmmaker Interview: 'Knocking Down the Fences'
by Nicholas Price | July 07, 2020
Filmmaker Meg Shutzer and Rawlings Gold Glove-winning softball player AJ Andrews discuss their new Reel South SHORT film, "Knocking Down the Fences."
Q&A with 'Joyride' Writer-Director Edwin Alexis Gómez
Q&A with 'Joyride' Writer-Director Edwin Alexis Gómez
by Latino Public Broadcasting | July 07, 2020
Latino Public Broadcasting spoke with Writer-Director Edwin Alexis Gómez on the thematic elements that live within the film "Joyride."
Drama Del Rosario’s Coming Out Story in 'In This Family' Looks Back on Growth, His Own and His Parents
Drama Del Rosario’s Coming Out Story in 'In This Family' Looks Back on Growth, His Own and His Parents
by Lauren Lola | July 07, 2020
Lauren Lola discusses "In This Family" with Filmmaker Drama Del Rosario, exploring his creative process, the importance of including his loved ones at the center of his work, and more.
Q&A with the Filmmakers of 'Do Not Disturb' Mackenzie Rosario and JT Boehme
Q&A with the Filmmakers of 'Do Not Disturb' Mackenzie Rosario and JT Boehme
by WSIU | July 07, 2020
WSIU spoke with Filmmakers Mackenzie Rosario and JT Boehme, on their inspiration behind their story "Do Not Disturb."
Dogs Behind Bars: Filming the 'Happy Hounds' Prison Dog Program
Dogs Behind Bars: Filming the 'Happy Hounds' Prison Dog Program
by MPT | July 06, 2020
MPT speaks with Producer Amy Oden about her work on "Happy Hounds," a short documentary about a Maryland-based program that pairs inmates with dogs in need of rehabilitation.