2021 Indigenous Shorts Tour
The 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour is a FREE 85-minute virtual program of seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival. Presented in partnership with our friends at museums, Native cultural centers, and arthouse cinemas, this exciting new offering curated by the Institute’s Indigenous Program will feature fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental works from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what Indigenous filmmakers have to offer.
The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented Indigenous directors, such as past alumni Taika Waititi, Blackhorse Lowe, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Caroline Monnet, and Shaandiin Tome.
- This Is the Way We Rise (Ciara Lacy, 2021)
- The Fourfold (Alisi Telengut, 2021)
- Little Chief (Erica Tremblay, 2020)
- Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka, 2018)
- Now Is the Time (Christopher Auchter, 2020)
- Lichen (Lisa Jackson, 2020)
- Fast Horse (Alexandra Lazarowich, 2018)
Thank you to our partners for bringing the tour to Indigenous audiences across the country:
Support for screenings in Michigan and New Mexico is provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Indigenous Program has built and sustained an indigenous film circle, which now spans over three generations. The cycle of work begins by scouting for and identifying indigenous artists, bringing them through the mechanisms of support at Sundance Institute to get their work made and shown, then bringing the filmmakers and their work back to native lands. The Native Filmmakers Lab has been a vital part of supporting indigenous filmmakers since 2004.
Support for the Indigenous Program
The Sundance Institute Indigenous Program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, WarnerMedia, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Nia Tero Foundation, Indigenous Screen Office, SAGindie, New Zealand Film Commission, Jenifer and Jeffrey Westphal, Indigenous Media Initiatives, Felix Culpa, Sarah Luther, and Susan Shilliday.
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