In case you weren't at Sundance last year (like most of us), they're now bringing 8 short films from the 2013 festival to audiences around the U.S. in the form of a 93 minute program. Has the comparison between indie filmmakers and touring musicians been made enough yet? Well, the proof is in the pudding -- and these shorts are hitting the proverbial (and literal) road! Hit the jump for tour dates and details.
First, a little teaser from Sundance:
A roller coaster mix of drama and comedy, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program is a 93-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the Festival. Vibrant storytelling highlights the group, including fiction, documentary and animation, with five award-winners. With no rules, the short film serves as a proving ground for young filmmakers to make their mark and for established filmmakers to take risks in story and style.
Below is a list of the films playing. Check out the Sundance website for venues, times and to see which screenings have a filmmaker Q&A.
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)
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction
An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory's top jazz orchestra.
(Damien Chazelle, USA, 17 min)
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Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.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)
Love and a severed foot at the end of the world.
(Julia Pott, USA/United Kingdom, 4 min)
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/United Kingdom, 20 min)
A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppie goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person.
(Michelle Morgan, USA, 15 min)
Full program = 93 minutes
Cities included in the tour are:
- New York, NY (December 27th - January 2nd)
- Provincetown, MA (January 3)
- Chicago, IL (January 3rd - 5th)
- Ashbury Park, NJ (January 3rd - 9th)
- San Rafael, CA (January 3rd - 9th)
- Maitland, FL (January 7th)
- Springfield, MO (January 10th - 16th)
- Fort Collins, CO (January 10th - 16th)
- Boston, MA (January 10th - 16th)
- Columbia, MO (January 15th & 16th)
- Athens, GA (January 17th)
- Bellingham, WA (January 17th - 19th)
- Portland, OR (January 18th - 19th)
- Camas, WA (January 18th - 19th)
- Nashville, TN (January 22nd - 23rd)
- Ann Armor, MI (January 28th - 29th)
- Long Beach, CA (February 21st-27th)
Are any of you gonna go check these out? Let us know in the comments!