Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge


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Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge presents five winning narrative and documentary short films selected from 1,387 submissions representing 69 different countries.  The films and filmmakers presenting their world premieres are: Man in the Maze by Phil Buccellato and Jesse Ash, Dropping In by Willem Van Den Heever, Isabelle's Garden by Jeffrey Palmer, 175 Grams by Bharat Mirle, A Will of Iron by Seyi Fabunmi & Mobolaji Adeolu. The program includes short film premieres by Sundance Institute alumni Gael Garcia Bernal, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Diego Luna, and Marialy Rivas.
The project was designed to use the transformative power of storytelling to generate discussion, shift perceptions around extreme hunger and poverty, and harness the power of independent film to create a global conversation about these issues.

Celebrating imaginative solutions to some of our greatest global challenges, the short films highlight human ingenuity related to homelessness, education, and breaking invisible social barriers. Presented with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Free ticketed screening. Passholders without tickets must waitlist.