PBS Short Film Festival

From fact to fiction, these films offer surprising stories only PBS can tell.


  • All Inclusive

    A pointed commentary on luxury, excess, and what some people consider fun.
  • Happy Hounds

    Linda Domer facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at a correctional institution.
  • Do Not Disturb

    Do Not Disturb touches on the dangers and possible outcomes of texting while driving.
  • Sweetheart Dancers

    Two-Spirit couple rewrite the rules of Native American culture.
  • Birth of Afrobeat

    Birth of Afrobeat tells how Nigerian drummers created the Afrobeat genre.
  • Quilt Fever

    Quilt week in Paducah, Kentucky draws all walks of life.
  • You Know the Drill

    Active shooter drills help prepare some students. But do they do more harm than good?
  • Knocking Down the Fences

    The story of AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove.

About PBS Short Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations and ITVS and POV. This year's festival includes collaborations with a wide variety of public television producers. Starting July 13, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites. Find out how to vote for your favorites at pbs.org/filmfestival