An international sampling of shorts from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Director Michael Almereyda (SPINNINGROVE) in person to introduce 9:50 show Mon Dec 30!
Eight globe-spanning shorts from this year’s edition of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, a roller coaster mix of drama and comedy that encompasses fiction, documentary and animation, the group includes five of the festival’s top award-winners from both new filmmakers just making their marks and established directors who are taking new risks in story and style.
THE DATE Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction Tino’s manhood is put to the test in front of two women when he has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat. (Jenni Toivoniemi, Finland, 8 min)
WHIPLASH Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra. (Damien Chazelle, USA, 17 min)
SKINNINGROVE Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village. (Michael Almereyda, USA, 15 min)
UNTIL THE QUIET COMES Short Film Special Jury Award Shot in the Nickerson Gardens housing projects in Watts, Los Angeles, this film deals with themes of violence, camaraderie and spirituality through the lens of magical realism. (Kahlil Joseph, USA, 4 min)
IRISH FOLK FURNITURE Short Film Jury Award: Animation In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty, and with a time many would rather forget. In this animated documentary, 16 pieces of traditional folk furniture are repaired and returned home. (Tony Donoghue, Ireland, 8 min)
THE EVENT Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. (Julia Pott, USA/UK, 4 min)
JONAH When two young men photograph a gigantic fish leaping from the sea, their small town becomes a tourist attraction in this story about the old and the new. (Kibwe Tavares, Tanzania/UK, 20 min)
K.I.T. A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppie goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person. (Michelle Morgan, USA, 15 min)