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NBCU Short Film Festival

Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series • 2013

The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is a bicoastal program seeking the next generation of writers, directors, producers & actors, while celebrating i...more

The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is a bicoastal program seeking the next generation of writers, directors, producers & actors, while celebrating i...more

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1 season available (39 episodes)

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A Fat Girl's Guide to Yoga

Oversized and with a knack for wise cracks, Wendy turns to yoga to lose weight. Winner of the 2nd annual NBCU Short Film Festival.

Thank You for Washing

A quirky love story about a woman who is a germaphobe. Things get dirty in the office when she finds out a co-worker doesn't wash after using the bathroom. This title is the 4th annual NBCU Short Film Festival Winner.

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A quirky love story about a woman who is a germaphobe. Things get dirty in the office when she finds out a co-worker doesn't wash after using the bathroom. This title is the 3rd annual NBCU Short Film Festival Winner

Crush the Skull

When a couple's car breaks down on a desolate road, an odd stranger shows up and offers his help. Winner of the 5th Annual NBCU Short Film Festival.

Couples Therapy

Each week Vince and Daniel attend couples therapy and each week they have something to talk about. This title is the 6th annual NBCU Short Film Festival Winner.

Equal Opportunity

Diverse co-workers share their true feelings about one another in the break room. This title is the 1st annual NBCU Short Film Festival Winner.

Love, NY

They don’t speak the same language, but for a young New York City bartender and a pretty Korean tourist, the Big Apple bridges the communication gap over the course of one romantic night. Winner of Best Director at the 7th annual NBCU Short Film Festival.


A man comes home from vacation to find that he has 20 voicemails from the same person.


A ten year-old tomboy must weigh her loyalty to her trusted older brother as the siblings become complicit in a hate crime.


Sara, a small-town teenage girl with a dead-end existence who finds short-lived hope when she falls in love with the new pastor's luminous daughter.


A boy's desire to cop the most coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced with the fear that he and his sister are in danger when racial tensions explode in a sneaker line in NYC.

The Incident(s) at Paradise Bay

Some kids get detention, some kids starve in a steel cage under the hot sun with no water all day


When a night's escapade takes a disturbing turn for two teen girls, we learn just how disconnected and desensitized social media has made them


What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge


A young couple coping with the death of their only son, is haunted by a malevolent spirit in their house.

Seventh Grade

Everyone is growing up except Patrice. But when a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend's reputation, she's forced to join the party and embrace adolescence

The Loyalist

A North Korean general checks in on his daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her loyalty to her motherland.

Cash for Gold

The film examines the economic and ethnic tensions America grapples with today through a brief encounter between an American woman and an Iranian man and the split-second decision that will turn their meeting into something neither one will ever forget.

Away With the Fairies

Two unlikely people develop a loving friendship. A five year old white girl softens the heart of an old Louisiana Black man as the two bond and make a lasting impression on one another.

The First Session

Two women attempt to repair their relationship with the help of an unconventional therapist and the healing power of the mango.

Inside the Box

When the local District Attorney comes knocking, a Texan cop is forced to face a secret that he’s been hiding from his wife in an effort to keep his family together.


On the way to a wedding in the coastal town of Camuy, Puerto Rico, a best man discovers the groom is spending his last moments as a bachelor in the unlikeliest of places. While he’s racing to find the groom, his spirited daughter has other plans.

Watch Out

Trapped in a snowbound house, a woman is stalked by an unexpected intruder.


An elderly Chinese immigrant touches a young boy in a restroom. Despite his harmless intentions, he struggles with his son and the legal system to make the context of his ‘touch’ understood.

Things I Hate: Lady Grooming

THINGS I HATE is a comedic web series about the humiliations and indignities suffered by a nice gal living in New York.

Guest Room

A young woman with Down Syndrome questions her place in the world.

Parachute Girls

A woman shows up at her sister's dinner party after years of no contact and threatens to reveal family secrets to the guests.

Password Deals

The ladies of 4Play imagine a world where the hottest thing on the street isn't drugs, it's passwords.


Despite having served the same family for several years, a passionate maid struggles to belong when class divisions clash with her devotion to the boy's family.


A Black man continually relives the same day until he can survive an encounter with the police. Writer & Director: Cynthia Kao Cast:
Burl Moseley, Ryan Stanger, Matt Cordova, Marshall Givens, Celia Finkelstein


A group of transgender male friends live and love in Brooklyn while navigating a society that challenges their very existence. This episode of the web series focuses on Max as he opens up to his new girlfriend that he is transgender. Writer & Director: Emmett Lundberg Cast: Will Krisanda, Julienne Jones, Emmett Jack Lundberg


2017 NBCU Shorts Fest WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING WRITER. Through two Japanese women from different generations, Akashi shows an “international citizen”'s look at what it means to negotiate love. The SHOULDs, WOULDs and COULDs about choice... and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one. Writer & Director: Mayumi Yoshida Cast: Mayumi Yoshida, Yayoi Hirano, Hiro Kanagawa, Linda Uyehara Hoffman


Laura is a single mother struggling to raise her son Jack. She is thrown into a spiral of confusion and guilt when Jack comes home from school claiming his teacher locked him in a closet. Director: Caitlin FitzGerald Writer: Kyle Warren Cast: Rachel Fowler, Gabra Zackman, Ashton Jonnard


2016 NBCU Shorts Fest WINNER OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR & AUDIENCE AWARD Stanhope, a teenager from Brooklyn, New York gets caught up in a web of violence as a paid assassin. Writer & Director: Solvan Naim Cast: Malik Lockett, Devale Ellis, Johnnie Mae, Rob Morgan

COUPLES: Movie Night

A quiet night-in for couple, Sara and Adam, turns into an epic thrill-ride to find the perfect movie in a race against time before Sara falls asleep. Director: Ryan Sulak Writer: Chris Sturgeon Cast: Katie Malia, Chris Sturgeon


WINNER of 2017 NBCU Shorts Fest BEST DIRECTOR. Parents living at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac discover a listening device inside their son's teddy bear. Director: Damon Russell Writer: Shawn Christensen Cast: Shawn Christensen,
Phoebe Tonkin,
Avery Finn, Dina Shihabi, Michael Drayer, Joe Perinno


Two friends navigate being women of color in a post-election world, while trying (and failing) at a #blessedlife in LA. In this episode, Sara and Emily deal with cat-callers on the street. Director: Gloria Calderon Kellett, Writers & Cast: Sara Amini and Emily Chang


2017 NBCU Shorts Fest WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMA & OUTSTANDING ACTOR A woman ridiculed by her family longs to escape. Striking a deal with her brother to clear his illegal debt, she delves deeper into darkness. Director: Cullan Bruce Writers: Cullan Bruce and Chris Lee Cast: Chris Lee, Edward Hong, Linda Yim, 
Jen Yim, William Crespo, Josh Han


2017 NBCU Shorts Fest WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD When love meets panic. Thaddeus, a clever teenager with a speech impediment, creates a new way to communicate his feelings to his crush. Writer & Director: Sai Selvarajan Cast: Parker Baze, Friend
Mario Mims, Amanda Selvarajan, Jaya Gupta

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