July 26th - August 8th
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 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 2019 program offers new audiences a taste of what the festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.
The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alums Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Debra Granik, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.
U.S.A. (director: Stefanie Abel Horowitz / screenwriters: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento) — Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.
Canada (director & screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich) — The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with second-hand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenge the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.
U.S.A. (director: Nikyatu Jusu / screenwriters: Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams) — Valentina, a day-walking, black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.
Estonia, Hong Kong (director & screenwriter: Äggie Pak Yee Lee) — In an art museum, we learn — from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously, and sincerely.
U.S.A. (director & screenwriter: Christopher Good) — Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.
U.S.A. (director & screenwriter: Robert Machoian) — A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.
Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden (director & screenwriter: Meryam Joobeur) — When a hardened Tunisian shepherd's son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.