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Twenty-five Remarkable Films. Two Weeks of Storytelling.

PBS Short Film Festival
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Now entering its 10th year, the PBS Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent films and filmmaking. Join PBS in exploring an incredible selection of 25 captivating films about identity, society, culture, family, race, and humanity in this annual showcase of powerful and unexpected stories.

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Meet the 2021 Jury

The PBS Short Film Festival is part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers from across the country and amplify the voices of diverse content creators. 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 2021 festival carries the tagline “A Decade of Being Seen” as a reminder that the festival has always striven to amplify the untold stories of America.