2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR
First show: January 03
2019 SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 97-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.
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 made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.
The Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Debra Granik, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.
sometimes, i think about dying
(U.S.A., 13 minutes. Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, written by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, and Kevin Armento.)
Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.
(Canada, 13 minutes. Written & directed by Alexandra Lazarowich.)
Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing. The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.
Suicide By Sunlight
(U.S.A., 17 minutes. Directed by Nikyatu Jusu, written by Nikyatu Jusu & R. Shanea Williams.)
Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.
(Estonia, Hong Kong, 4 minutes. Written and directed by Äggie Pak Yee Lee.)
In an art museum, we learn—from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.
Crude Oil (U.S.A., 15 minutes. Written and directed by Christopher Good.)
Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.
(U.S.A., 10 minutes. Written and directed by Robert Machoian.)
Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing!
A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.
(Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden, 25 minutes. Written and directed by Meryam Joobeur.)
When a hardened Tunisian shepherd’s son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.
MORE SHOWS TO BE ADDED SOON!
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR: Upcoming Showtimes