PBS Short Film Festival

PBS Short Film Festival showcases powerful stories from independent filmmakers.


  • 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.
  • Mildred

    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.

About PBS Short Film Festival

Now entering its 10th year, the PBS Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent films and filmmaking. Join us 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.