Veteran janitor fights to prove himself as a warrior and a dependable family man.
Joe Wos teaches the importance of depth and dimension by drawing ocean animals.
Raising money to see a magic show, a boy faces a choice when his grandma loses her job.
A college-bound Chicana tells the story of the migration of monarch butterflies.
Jackie Clay explores Alabama's rich tapestry of creative works and artistic endeavors.
Jewish community members challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
A simple box with an unusual locking mechanism challenges guests who attempt to solve it.
A visual history of the New Balance shoe culture in Washington, DC.
Fronteriza women navigate dual cultures while living in the Chihuahuan Desert.
A comedic self-portrait delving into climate psychology and coping with climate anxiety.
A filmmaker's calls with her brother explore his fragile recovery from opioid addiction.
A new member of a dysfunctional brass band learns all about his unique community.
A young land developer returns home to the family plum orchard in the Chinese countryside.
Sofia bonds with her Italian grandmother by sharing stories and making biscotti.
Pamela Winn fights to end the shackling of incarcerated pregnant people in Georgia.
Artist MISS CHELOVE shares stories from her life growing up in the D.C. punk scene.
"Niu Now" revives coconut culture in O'ahu, spreading Indigenous wisdom of "aloha 'āina."
Lucie and Annie discuss the history of their LGBTQ+ activism in Maine.
An eccentric upbringing shapes brothers' life lessons about hard work, humor and family.
Two Asian-American teens meet in a Chinese restaurant's bathroom during family dinner.
Animated documentary where three black barbers provide words of wisdom to a teen customer.
This documentary series captures three personal stories about navigating gender identity.
Birmingham native Chanah Willis shares delicious works of art through Last Call Baking Co.
About 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 2023 festival features “Stories in bloom” which represents growing and changing narratives.
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