Season 2022: PBS Short Film Festival

The PBS Short Film Festival elevates the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers from across the country. Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of films celebrating love, acceptance, family, strength, equality, friendship, loyalty and more have been presented under the festival’s banner. The 2022 festival features “Stories that Stick” to highlight the impact of powerful storytelling.

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PBS Short Film Festival

On All Fronts

Family member reveals personal experiences never shared before with their loved ones.

On All Fronts

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PBS Short Film Festival

Twice as Likely

Why are Black infants twice as likely as White infants to die before their first birthday?

Twice as Likely

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PBS Short Film Festival

Amplified Voices

A community public mural project amplifies the voices of local artists.

Amplified Voices

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PBS Short Film Festival

The First Monument

The First Monument explores the commission of a bust of Mr. Newton.

The First Monument

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PBS Short Film Festival

Osage Murders

A documentary focusing on the events that occurred on the Osage reservation in the 1920s.

Osage Murders

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PBS Short Film Festival

I'm Free, Now You Are Free

A story about the reunion and repair between a formerly incarcerated political prisoner.

I'm Free, Now You Are Free

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PBS Short Film Festival

Disrupted Borders

A coming-of-age story about two best friends living on the US-Mexico border.

Disrupted Borders

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PBS Short Film Festival

Ka Ho'i

A Hawaiian War Veteran grapples with the struggles of growing older.

Ka Ho'i

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PBS Short Film Festival

Ala Moana Boys

Five young men consider their futures and their families as they weigh the consequences.

Ala Moana Boys

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PBS Short Film Festival

83 and Alone

83 AND ALONE explores a community made empty because of water.

83 and Alone

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PBS Short Film Festival

My Chinatown, With Aloha

Fourth-generation Chinese American explores family relationship to Honolulu's Chinatown.

My Chinatown, With Aloha

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PBS Short Film Festival

Senior Prom

For Triangle Square retirement home residents, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning.

Senior Prom

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PBS Short Film Festival

You Can’t Stop Spirit

The New Orleans Baby Doll maskers are a pivotal tradition of Black Mardi Gras.

You Can’t Stop Spirit

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PBS Short Film Festival

Road to Step

A fraternity’s step team vies for the annual crown on campus.

Road to Step

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PBS Short Film Festival

Monograph: Lo Harris

Self taught illustrator has transformed her practice into a full time art career.

Monograph: Lo Harris

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PBS Short Film Festival

The Dig: Bmore Club

Baltimore's unique music and dance genre is poised for a post-pandemic comeback.

The Dig: Bmore Club

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PBS Short Film Festival

The Piñata

Mia finds it difficult to keep up appearances for her friends and family.

The Piñata

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PBS Short Film Festival

When I'm Her

Michael, once a ballet prodigy, finds refuge and liberation as his alter ego, Madame Olga.

When I'm Her

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PBS Short Film Festival

Seahorse

A young Yezidi girl wrestles quietly with her traumatic memories of the Mediterranean Sea.

Seahorse

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PBS Short Film Festival

The Daily Aesthetics of Alexander Martin

A documentary about Alexander, a queer artist and drag queen living in Peoria, Illinois.

The Daily Aesthetics of Alexander Martin

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PBS Short Film Festival

Kantan Hereru

A aging blacksmith tells stories from his past and shares the importance of his craft.

Kantan Hereru

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PBS Short Film Festival

Wonderfully Made

A day in the life of Kash.

Wonderfully Made

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PBS Short Film Festival

Chilly and Milly

The story of a diabetic father with kidney failure and his child.

Chilly and Milly

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PBS Short Film Festival

17 Year Locust

Haitian immigrant Rene moves to Louisiana with his wife in hopes of a new life.

17 Year Locust

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