Sundance Film Festival Shorts Are Coming to a City Near You

Sundance Festival Shorts Tour

A 93-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the festival, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program showcases a variety of both young and established filmmakers. Already playing now at the IFC Center in New York until January 2, the series is coming to a city near you. Log lines below, and program dates after the jump. Check out Sundance’s 2014 shorts lineup here.

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Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.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)

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)

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)

December 27 – January 2
IFC Center
New York City
with filmmaker Q and A 

January 3
Provincetown, MA
Waters Edge Cinema 

January 3-5
Chicago, IL
Music Box Theatre 

January 3-9
Asbury Park, NJ
The ShowRoom Cinema 

January 3-9
San Rafael, CA
Smith Rafael Film Center

January 7
Maitland, FL
Enzian Theater 

January 10-16
Springfield, MO
Moxie Cinema 

January 10-16
Fort Collins, CO
The Lyric 

January 10-16
Boston, MA
Coolidge Corner

January 15 and 16
Columbia, MO
Ragtag Cinema 

January 17
Athens, GA
Athens Cine

January 17-19
Bellingham, WA
Pickford Film Center

January 18-19
Portland, OR
Hollywood Theatre  
January 18-19
Camas, WA
Liberty Theatre
January 22-23
Nashville, TN
Belcourt Theatre  
January 28-29
Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Theatre
with filmmaker Q and A 

February 21-27
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Cinematheque

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This a high quality and satisfying group of shorts. I look forward to more work from Kibwe Tavares, especially.

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