The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-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 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.
5 Films About Technology
Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, Canada, 5 minutes.
Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.
And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow's Eye
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Written and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, Chile/U.S.A., 19 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife—but he has more devastating news.
Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, U.S.A., 17 minutes.
This is a diptych of one man's day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.
Lucia, Before and After
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, U.S.A., 14 minutes.
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.
Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, U.S.A., 15 minutes.
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, Poland, 9 minutes.
Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.
Ten Meter Tower
Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. 2016, Sweden, 16 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.
Theaters, please contact Mike Plante to book a show.
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.
Each January, the Short Film Program at the Sundance Film Festival showcases between 70 and 80 shorts, helping to support careers working in the form while also discovering new talent in filmmaking. Every type of filmmaking style is welcome: animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental stories are chosen to reflect the diversity and range of each year's pool of submissions. The Sundance Film Festival accepts content that is 49 minutes or under for the Short Film category from any country. Click here for more details on submitting your short film to the Sundance Film Festival.
The Sundance Film Festival celebrates the short form worldwide, from the high mountains of Park City to the online realm. The Sundance Film Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Tamara Jenkins, Ted Demme, Tim Blake Nelson, Alexander Payne, Paul Dinello, Martin McDonagh, Jason Reitman, and many others.
For nearly a decade, the Sundance Film Festival has celebrated and exhibited short films in the online arena. Over the years, we've worked with iTunes, Netflix, Xbox, GSM, and YouTube in helping filmmakers reach a broad audience online. From selling shorts for the filmmakers' profit, to offering them free for audiences to enjoy, we're always on the lookout for new ways the Festival can be both a leader and pioneer of the online frontier.