Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED. Film School Shorts is a production of KQED.
Recently, Hollywood execs claimed they couldn’t find Asian talent to spearhead their films. But the amazing works by a number of up-and-coming Film School Shorts directors and actors tell a different story.
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we put together a playlist of these films from emerging directors who are sure to change the face of Hollywood for the better.
What do Spike Lee, Bob Saget, Trey Parker, and John Lasseter have in common? They've all won a Student Academy Award, just like the filmmakers featured in this playlist! Check out these award-winning films, plus special behind-the-scenes videos from past Student Academy Award ceremonies.