Preview: 2019 Sundance Film Festival Shorts – Starts September 6 at AFS Cinema

AFS welcomes back an annual favorite—the best short films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, specially curated by the Festival for audiences nationwide. Screenings start this Friday, September 6, at the AFS Cinema. Purchase tickets. 

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour returns to AFS Cinema with the 2019 edition, featuring seven short films from this year’s fest. The annual program is often a launchpad for many up-and-coming independent filmmakers. Ranging from fiction to documentary to animation, the program has something for everyone.


U.S.A., 13 minutes. Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, written by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, and Kevin Armento. Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.


Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing Canada, 13 minutes. Written and directed by 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., 17 minutes. Directed by Nikyatu Jusu, written by Nikyatu Jusu and 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, 4 minutes. Written and directed by 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., 15 minutes. Written and directed by Christopher Good. Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.


Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing. U.S.A., 10 minutes. Written and directed by Robert Machoian. A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.


Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden, 25 minutes. Written and directed by 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.

Watch the trailer below and join us starting September 6 at AFS Cinema.

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