2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Friday, July 5 - Thursday, July 18, 2019

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, a program of seven shorts from this year’s Festival,opens Friday, July 5 for an exclusive theatrical engagement at IFC Center. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 96-minute lineup offers new audiences a taste of the Festival’s selections, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in. Two films in the program won Special Jury Awards for Directing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and most will have their New York premieres in the tour.


For more than 30 years, the Sundance Film Festival has widely been considered the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, as well as one of the world’s premier showcases for short films. Each year the Festival receives nearly 9,000 short film submissions, selecting 60-80 to show. The Festival programs a collection of shorts from its most recent Festival to go on a theatrical tour to independent art houses in more than 70 cities nationwide every year. The tour is one of very few theatrical releases of short films in the U.S. 


2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour:

sometimes, i think about dying – Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz. USA, 12 minutes.
Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.

FAST HORSE – Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich. Canada, 14 min.

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. Special Jury Award for Directing.

Suicide by Sunlight – Directed by Nikyatu Jusu. USA, 17 min.

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.

Muteum – Directed by A¨ggie Pak Yee Lee. Estonia, Hong Kong, 4 min.

In an art museum, we learn — from outer to inner, from deep to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.

Crude Oil – Directed by Christopher Good. USA, 15 min.

Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.

The MINORS – Directed by Robert Machoian. USA, 10 min.

A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past. Special Jury Award for Directing.

Brotherhood – Directed by Meryam Joobeur. Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden, 25 min.

When a hardened Tunisian shepherd’s son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father and son.

  • Running Time 100 minutes

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