Women Filmmakers at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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Film Still: "Dead Pigs"

At a time when women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population, just 4.2% of the 100 top-grossing American films are made by female directors; and that statistic hasn’t changed over the last decade. It is often through media that we understand ourselves and each other, and so the stories that frame our lives must be inclusive of the full range of voices. This year, of the 122 feature films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, 37% are directed by women, markedly ahead of the mainstream industry. In celebration of these vital women’s voices, see below for a guide to all women-directed media showing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. From the halls of the Supreme Court, to an infamous axe murderess, to a river of dead pigs and a kaleidoscopic infinity room, these premieres present characters, ideas, and worlds you won’t want to miss!


U.S. Dramatic Competition

I Think We’re Alone Now (USA)
Director: Reed Morano

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse – until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

The Kindergarten Teacher (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Sara Colangelo

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent. Based on the acclaimed Israeli film.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Desiree Akhavan

1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Based on Emily Danforth's acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel.

Director and screenwriter: Christina Choe

Blurring lines between fact and fiction, Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality.

The Tale (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Jennifer Fox

An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive; based on the filmmaker's own story.

U.S. Documentary Competition

Dark Money (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Kimberly Reed

"Dark money" contributions, made possible by the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, flood modern American elections – but Montana is showing Washington D.C. how to solve the problem of unlimited anonymous money in politics.

The Devil We Know (USA)
Director: Stephanie Soechtig

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical — now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans — into the local drinking water supply.

Hal (USA)
Director: Amy Scott

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

Inventing Tomorrow (USA)
Director: Laura Nix

Take a journey with young minds from around the globe as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Watch these passionate innovators find the courage to face the planet’s environmental threats while navigating adolescence.

Kusama - Infinity (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Heather Lenz

Now one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Yayoi Kusama broke free of the rigid society in which she was raised, and overcame sexism, racism, and mental illness to bring her artistic vision to the world stage. At 88 she lives in a mental hospital and continues to create art.

On Her Shoulders (USA)
Director: Alexandria Bombach

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to politicians and media, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the world stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

Seeing Allred (USA)
Directors: Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman

Gloria Allred overcame trauma and personal setbacks to become one of the nation’s most famous women’s rights attorneys. Now the feminist firebrand takes on two of the biggest adversaries of her career, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, as sexual violence allegations grip the nation and keep her in the spotlight.

World Dramatic Competition

And Breathe Normally (Iceland, Sweden, Belgium)
Director and screenwriter: Isold Uggadottir

At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, two women’s lives will intersect – for a brief moment – while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Dead Pigs (China)
Director and screenwriter: Cathy Yan

A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai, China. Based on true events.

Holiday (Denmark)
Director and screenwriter: Isabella Eklöf

A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.

The Queen of Fear (Argentina)
Director and screenwriter: Valeria Bertuccelli, Director Fabiana Tiscornia

Only one month left until the premiere of The Golden Time, the long-awaited solo show by acclaimed actress Robertina. Far from focused on the preparations for this new production, Robertina lives in a state of continuous anxiety that turns her privileged life into an absurd and tumultuous landscape.

World Documentary Competition

The Oslo Diaries (Israel)
Director: Mor Loushy

In 1992, Israeli-Palestinian relations reached an all time low. In an attempt to stop the bloodshed, a group of Israelis and Palestinians met illegally in Oslo. These meetings were never officially sanctioned and held in complete secrecy. They changed the Middle East forever.

Shirkers (USA)
Director: Sandi Tan

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints.

This is Home (USA)
Director: Alexandra Shiva

This is an intimate portrait of four Syrian families arriving in Baltimore, Maryland and struggling to find their footing. With eight months to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives. When the travel ban adds further complications, their strength and resilience are put to the test.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (United Kingdom)
Director: Lorna Tucker

Dame Vivienne Westwood: punk, icon, provocateur and one of the most influential originators in recent history. This is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy.

A Woman Captured (Hungary)
Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years – one of over 45 million victims of modern-day slavery. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.


Leave No Trace (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Debra Granik

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. A small mistake tips them off to authorities sending them on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

The Long Dumb Road (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Hannah Fidell

Two very different men, at personal crossroads, meet serendipitously and take an unpredictable journey through the American Southwest. Cast: Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Ron Livingston, Casey Wilson. World Premiere

Ophelia (USA)
Director: Claire McCarthy

A mythic spin on Hamlet through a lens of female empowerment: Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Private Life (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Tamara Jenkins

A couple in the throes of infertility try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third-party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college dropout, re-enters their life, they reconsider.

What They Had (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Elizabeth Comko

Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother’s urging to deal with her mother’s Alzheimer’s and her father’s reluctance to let go of their life together.

Documentary Premieres

Generation Wealth (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously personal journey and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.

Half the Picture (USA)
Director: Amy Adrion

At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values their voices equally.

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (USA)
Director: Susan Lacy

Girl next door, activist, so-called traitor, fitness tycoon, Oscar winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life of controversy, tragedy and transformation – and she's done it all in the public eye. An intimate look at one woman's singular journey.

Quiet Heroes (USA)
Director: Jenny Mackenzie Co-director: Amanda Stoddard

In Salt Lake City, Utah, the socially conservative religious monoculture complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients in the entire state and intermountain region relied on only one doctor. This is the story of her fight to save a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.

Directors: Betsy West and Julie Cohen

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers show how her early legal battles changed the world for women. Now this 84-year-old does push-ups as easily as she writes blistering dissents that have earned her the title “Notorious RBG.”

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (USA)
Director: Marina Zenovich

This intimate portrait examines one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin’s own voice and using a wealth of never-before-seen archive, the film takes us through his extraordinary life and career and reveals the spark of madness that drove him.


Never Goin’ Back (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Augustine Frizzell

Jessie and Angela, high school dropout BFFs, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke. Now they've gotta avoid eviction, stay out of jail and get to the beach, no matter what!!!

Revenge (France)
Director and screenwriter: Coralie Fargeat

Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. This time, one of them has brought along his young mistress, who quickly arouses the interest of the other two. Things get dramatically out of hand as a hunting game turns into a ruthless manhunt.

Summer of ‘84 (USA, Canada)
Director: Anouk Whissell

Summer, 1984: a perfect time to be a carefree 15-year-old. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.


306 Hollywood (USA, Hungary)
Director and screenwriter: Elan Bogarin

When two siblings undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house, they embark on a magical-realist journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.

Clara’s Ghost (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Bridey Elliott

Set over the course of a single evening at the Reynolds’ family home in Connecticut, Clara, fed up with the constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.

Madeline’s Madeline (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Josephine Decker

Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face – like Madeline is.

Night Comes On (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Jordana Spiro

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Skate Kitchen (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Crystal Moselle

Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.


I Am Not a Witch (United Kingdom, France, Zambia, Germany)
Director and screenwriter: Rungano Nyoni

After a minor incident, nine-year old Shula is exiled to a witch camp where she is told that if she escapes, she'll be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.

The Rider (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Chloe Zhao

After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy and rising rodeo circuit star Brady Jandreau is told that his competition days are over. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of manhood in America's heartland.

You Were Never Really Here (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Lynne Ramsay

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.


Science Fair (USA)
Director: Christina Maria Costantini

Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named Best in Fair.


Films and Performance

Narcissister Organ Player (USA)
Director: Narcissister Narcissister

This hybrid performance/documentary film explores how ancestral data is stored in our bodies, impacting the lives we lead. On the personal level, the film investigates how the artist's complex family history compelled them to create the masked, erotic performance character Narcissister.

New Technologies

Awavena (USA, Australia, Brazil)
Lead Artist: Lynette Wallworth

The Yawanawa, an indigenous Amazonian people, see immersive technologies as tools they can co-opt to share their connected worldview. Inviting artist Lynette Wallworth to their community, the Yawanawa share the visions of Hushahu, their first woman Shaman, and our technology renders visible the luminous world they have always known.

Artificial Intelligence

Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many (USA)
Lead Artist: Rachel Ginsberg

By challenging dystopian perspectives around Artificial Intelligence, this immersive experience reimagines Shelley's seminal work to examine the cultural ramifications of pervasive, ubiquitous technology. Participants interact with an artificial intelligence, co-creating a shared narrative around the implications of unleashing this naive, intelligent "monster," both mythical and imminent, into the world.

TendAR (USA)
Lead Artist: Samantha Gorman

A humorous and provocative installation that combines interactive storytelling, AR and emotion/face recognition technology to promote discussion about current topics in biometric data and artificial intelligence. Your guide: a fish-like creature who amusingly analyzes the partners collaborating in the experience, their emotions and the world around them.

Virtual/Mixed Reality Installations

Hero (USA)
Lead Artist: Vassiliki Khonsari

An immersive, large-scale installation that explores humanity in our modern era of civilian warfare. In this vérité VR experience with multi-sensory engagement, participants embark upon their own primal journey. When everyday life is disrupted by profound crisis only human connection can inspire hope.

VR_I (Switzerland)
Lead Artist: Caecilia Charbonnier

Blending art with technology, VR_I resulted from the encounter between Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and the founders of Artanim, Caecilia Charbonnier and Sylvain Chagué. In this contemplative virtual dance piece, five spectators, immersed together and in real time, use avatars to investigate a performance among surprising effects of scale.

DICKGIRL 3D(X) (United Kingdom)
Lead Artist: Sidsel Meineche Hansen

DICKGIRL 3D(X) is the non-binary version of EVA v3.0, an avatar purchased online and appropriated by the artist. Through DICKGIRL 3D(X), the viewer becomes a post-human pleasure-seeker in an encounter with a submissive clay-like sculpture.

SPHERES: Songs of Spacetime (USA)
Lead Artist: Eliza McNitt

Dive into the heart of a black hole and uncover the hidden songs of the cosmos. In this interactive VR experience, the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves transforms how we see the Universe. Fall into the darkness, and you will find the light.

Wolves in the Walls (Chapter 1) (USA)
Lead Artist: Jessica Shamash

All is not as it seems when 8-year-old Lucy's imagination proves to be reality. Help her discover what's hiding inside the walls of her house in this immersive fable, based on the work by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, and choreographed by acclaimed immersive-theater company, Third Rail.

New Frontier Mobile VR Lineup

Dinner Party (USA)
Lead Artists: Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler, Angel Manuel Soto

A short virtual reality thriller that dramatizes the incredible story of Betty and Barney Hill, who in the 1960's reported the first nationally known UFO abduction case in America.

The Sun Ladies VR (USA)
Lead Artists: Maria Bello, Celine Tricart

An in-depth look at the personal journey of Xate Singali: from her roots as a famous singer in Kurdistan, through ISIS sex slavery, and to her new life as a soldier on the front lines as she starts a female-only Iraqi fighting unit called the Sun Ladies.

The Summation of Force (Australia)
Lead Artist: Narelle Autio

In a moonlit suburban yard, two brothers battle one another in a mythic game of cricket. A study of the motion, physics and psychology of elite sport; a cosmic, dreamlike and darkly beautiful metaphor for life.


The Adulterers (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Tonya Glanz

Two co-workers engaged in an extramarital affair discover an unexpected but limited intimacy which unlocks a secret world of creativity and freedom.

Franchesca (USA)
Director: Kaitlin Fontana

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey finds communion and culture in this digital series which explores beauty and fashion. The pilot episode finds Franchesca escaping ubiquitous internet trolls as she spends the day with friend Michelle Buteau getting an ornate Japanese gel manicure.

Leimert Park (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Mel Jones

Things get complicated when three friends share a house in South LA's Leimert Park. Despite being married, beats-maker Mickey hasn't had an orgasm in three months, Bridget mistakes sex for love while assisting a visiting artist and Kendra shoots videos of her numerous sexual encounters, hoping for her own art show.


U.S. Narrative Short Films

Agua Viva (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Alexa Lim Haas

A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn't have the words for.

The Blazing World (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Carlson Young

Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls of The Blazing World.

Blue Christmas (United Kingdom, USA)
Director and screenwriter: Charlotte Wells

On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife's worsening psychosis at home.

Cheer Up Baby (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Adinah Dancyger

A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale.

End of the Line (USA)
Director: Jessica Sanders

A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage.

Director and screenwriter: Susan Bay Nimoy

Eve, a 74 year old widow after 30 years of marriage, journeys through grief, sexual passion, and renewal.

Hair Wolf (USA)
Director and screenwriter: 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.

Maude (USA)
Director and screenwriter: 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.

Mud (Hashtł'ishnii) (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Shaandiin Tome

On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism, family and culture.

War Paint (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Katrelle N. Kindred

A young black girl in South L.A. experiences a series of events at the convergence of racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.

International Narrative Short Films

ARIA (Cyprus, France)
Director and screenwriter: Myrsini Aristidou

Athens, present day. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy's kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father.

Careful How You Go (United Kingdom)
Director and screenwriter: Emerald Fennell

A darkly comic three-part short film about malevolent women.

Counterfeit Kunkoo (India)
Director and screenwriter: Reema Sengupta

In a city that houses millions, Smita discovers a strange prerequisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. She would make an ideal tenant, except for one glaring flaw – she is an Indian woman without a husband.

Deer Boy (Poland, Belgium, Croatia)
Director and screenwriter: Katarzyna Gondek

A hunter's son is born with antlers; a reflection on how each man kills the thing he loves.

The Fisherman (Cuba, Netherlands, USA)
Director and screenwriter: Ana Alpizar

A humble Cuban fisherman is having a harsh winter on the open sea. For the sake of his family and against all odds, he needs to capture a fish tonight.

For Nonna Anna (Canada)
Director: Luis De Filippis

A trans girl cares for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that her Nonna disapproves of her—but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

Fry-Up (United Kingdom)
Director and screenwriter: Charlotte Regan

An intimate portrayal of what could be a family's last day together, set against the urban backdrop of North London.

Garfield (United Kingdom)
Director: Georgi Banks-Davies, Screenwriter: Myra Appannah

Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realizes that the reasons may be bigger than just the night before.

The Turk Shop (Sweden)
Director and screenwriter: Bahar Pars

A comedy about structural racism at the workplace.

Documentary Short Films

I Like Girls (Canada)
Director: Diane Obomsawin

Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie, and Diane reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments and fumbling attempts at sexual expression.

Intimity (Switzerland)
Director and screenwriter: Elodie Dermange

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul.

Judith Loves Martha (USA)
Director: Anna Gaskell

A wily 87-year-old New Yorker, Judith Godwin is one of very few women of the Abstract Expressionist Movement. A creative awakening in college led her to produce the brilliant, gestural paintings for which she is renowned.

Nuuca (USA, Canada)
Director: Michelle Latimer

The oil boom in North Dakota has brought tens of thousands of new people to the region and with that has come an influx of drugs, crime and sex trafficking.

Wild Wild West: A Beautiful Rant by Mark Bradford (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Dime Davis

Where do artists come from? An answer explored through paper, percussion, and one pissed off artist.

RX EARLY DETECTION A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Cathy Chermol Schrijver

The intense journey of a woman stunned when her routine annual mammogram delivers a cancer diagnosis. This film is unafraid to battle cancer directly, projecting a power to inspire, educate, destigmatize and effect change.

The Trader (Sovdagari) (Georgia)
Director: Tamta Gabrichidze

Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items in places where money is potatoes.

Volte (Poland)
Directors and screenwriters: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzala

Zuzia, 12, has been training for two years and has extraordinary role topping the acrobatic pyramid. At the start of a new season, it's clear that she's lost some grace and lightness. A growth spurt may be the culprit.

Animated Short Films

The Burden (Sweden)
Director and screenwriter: 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.

Hedgehog's Home (Canada, Croatia)
Director and screenwriter: Eva Cvijanović

In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. Though he's respected by the other animals, Hedgehog's devotion to his home annoys a quartet of beasts, who decide to confront him.

Manivald (Estonia, Croatia, Canada)
Director and co-screenwriter: Chintis Lundgren

Manivald is still living at home with his retired mother. The day before his 33rd birthday a hot young wolf named Toomas comes to fix their washing machine. A love triangle develops, which leaves Manivald increasingly frustrated.

Nevada (USA)
Director and screenwriter: Emily Ann Hoffman

A young couple's romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a birth control mishap in this stop-motion animated comedy.

[O] (United Kingdom)
Director and screenwriter: Chiara Sgatti

A film that imitates nature in its manner of operation, depicting animated cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.

Director and screenwriter: Julie Fliegenspan

A claymation adaptation of a series of actual voicemails received after making out with someone at a rave.

The Shivering Truth (USA)
Directors: Cat Solen

An omnibus of painfully riotous daymares, dripping with dream logic; a slate of emotional parables from the deepest caverns of your unconscious, lovingly animated in stop-motion. In other words: it is the Truth.

Vox Lipoma (Sweden)
Directors and screenwriters: Jane Magnusson, Liv Strömquist

A short about Ingmar Bergman's power, sexuality and facial lipoma that gives him no rest.

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Film Still: "Dead Pigs"