2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR
First show: January 04
2018 SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS
Each year the Sundance Film Festival receives more than 8,000 short film submissions, selecting 60-80 to show. From that group, Sundance programmers curate a program of the best, the most unique and the awarded winners.
Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. The Sundance Film Festival has always been proud to treat short films with the highest regard and to give a home to new (and old) projects for audiences to discover and celebrate. DCP. 91 mins.
MAUDE (U.S.A, 10 minutes. 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.
BABY BROTHER (U.S.A., 14 minutes. Written and directed by Kamau Bilal. )
The director’s baby brother moves back in with his parents.
THE BURDEN (Sweden, 14 minutes. Written and directed by Niki Lindroth vo n 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.
HAIR WOLF (Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction. U.S.A., 12 minutes. Written and directed by Mariama Diallo. )
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.
JEOM (U.S.A., South Korea, 4 minutes. Written and directed by Kangmin Kim.)
A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. 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.
FAUVE (Short Film Special Jury Award Canada, 16 minutes. Written and directed by Jérémy Comte.)
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
MATRIA (Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube. Spain, 21 minutes. Written and directed by Álvaro Gago. )
Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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