2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
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Short on time but big on style, the 2018 Sundance Short Film Tour features seven works displaying a wide variety of storytelling, including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the globe. Three of the films in the program won Short Film Jury Awards at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
For more than 30 years, the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program has widely been considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, including Damien Chazelle, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell and many others.
Each year the Festival receives more than 8,000 short film submissions, selecting 60-80 to show. The Festival programs a collection of shorts from its most recent Festival to go on a theatrical tour to independent art houses in more than 70 cities nationwide. It is one of very few theatrical releases of short films in the United States.
Mike Plante, Senior Programmer for Sundance Film Festival, said, “For the past few years, our Short Film Tour has traveled across the United States to reach new audiences who might not get a chance to see these amazing films. This year’s program will make you laugh, cringe and maybe even question your entire life, but it certainly will not disappoint.” 2018, U.S., Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and Spain, DCP, 95 minutes. Recommended for 16+.
Written and directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman
Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job—until she’s shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be…until she gets caught. U.S., 10 minutes.
Written and directed by Kamau Bilal
The director’s baby brother moves back in with his parents. U.S., 14 minutes.
Written and directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator. Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, 14 minutes.
Written and directed by Mariama Diallo
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. U.S., 12 minutes.
Written and directed by Kangmin Kim
A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their buttocks. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father’s birthmark to remove it—but he just can’t get rid of it. U.S./South Korea, in Korean with English subtitles, 4 minutes.
Written and directed by Jérémy Comte
Short Film Special Jury Award
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Canada, in French with English subtitles, 16 minutes.
Written and directed by Álvaro Gago Diaz.
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter. Spain, in Galician with English subtitles, 21 minutes.