2014 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
Friday, October 3 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94- minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.
Written and directed by Frances Bodomo. USA, 12 minutes. It’s July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon.
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction / Written and directed by Geneviève Dulude-Decelles. Canada, 15 minutes. The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.
Directed by Rose McGowan, Written by M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller. USA, 17 minutes. Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.
I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction / Directed by Yuval Hameiri, Co-Director: Michal Vaknin. Israel, 9 minutes. A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone.
I’m a Mitzvah
Directed by Ben Berman, Written by Ben Berman, Josh Cohen. USA, 19 minutes. A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.
Love. Love. Love.
Short Film Special Jury Award: Non-fiction / Directed by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram. Russia, 12 minutes. Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms.
MeTube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”
Written and directed by Daniel Moshel. Austria, 5 minutes. George Bizet`s “Habanera” from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.
Directed by Brett Weiner, Screenwriter: Court Document. USA, 7 minutes. A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.
IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.