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The hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the transgender spirits.

For Our Girls

The film is a love letter to Black daughters.

Learning to Breathe

Young black men reflect on who they are and their perspectives on race and social justice.

Without a Whisper

The untold untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists.

Highway Mike

Outreach worker distributes clean supplies to prevent overdoses.

A Call Away

Oklahoma is one of 26 states with a “failure to protect" law.

Deadly Jails

Oklahoma has no system for handling or treating incarcerated people with mental illness.


Twelve-year-old Mildred must lead her family through the hardships of the Depression era.

Grab My Hand

A personal story of grief and a message to all to cherish every moment while we can.

The Love Bugs

Renowned entomologists traveled to over 67 countries in over 60 years collecting insects.

Guest of Honor

Struck by tragedy, a couple has their anniversary party, when an unusual guest arrives.


Luciela is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate 4th of July.

Coup d’Etat Math

Four stories that speak to the complex equation of each immigrant’s journey.

Kids Game

Follows unlikely underserved teenagers on a hunt to harvest wildlife for their families.

You and the Thing That You Love

Nick Mullins was a promising skateboarder. Then it all changed overnight.

Stacey Holloway

From hugs to high fives, this sculptor fabricates physical contact during quarantine.

Ms Diva Trucker

A long-haul trucker turns to YouTube to cope with the strain of driving.

Chef Steven

Baltimore chef helps feed others from the Franciscan center during the pandemic.

Forward Journey

A surreal film following a woman as she unravels the mystery of what happened to her.

Story of Your Life

What would you do if you only had 15 minutes left on Earth to live?


SUNNY, a young woman with anger management issues, has a troublesome grocery experience.


Powerful dance performance at Alabama plantation repurposed for reconciliation and art.

Mothers for Justice

Mom of son killed by police rallies mothers to demand justice on behalf of their sons.

Ta Hasso

Members of the Kutturan Chamoru Foundation meet virtually to create an in-language chant.

Atomic Cafe

An unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo becomes a hot L.A. punk hangout.

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 2022 festival features “Stories that Stick” to highlight the impact of powerful storytelling.

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