The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour returns to AFS Cinema with the 2022 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.
France (Directors and Screenwriters: Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard, Chloé Farr, Producer: Moïra Marguin)
Having just arrived in paradise, Jerome sets out to find his wife Maryline. In the course of his search, he sinks into a surreal and colorful world in which no one seems to be able to help him. Animation.
IF I GO WILL THEY MISS ME
Director and Screenwriter: Walter Thompson-Hernández, Producer: Stuart McIntyre
Lil’ Ant is obsessed with Pegasus, the Greek mythological character, since first learning about him at school in Watts, California. He begins to notice imaginary airplane people around his home, and yearns to fly with them. Fiction. Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction.
MAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS
Director and Screenwriter: Khozy Rizal, Producers: John Badalu, Bruno Smadja, Khozy Riza
In a city where men have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love the game in order to prevent rejection from his new college friends. Fiction.
STRANGER THAN ROTTERDAM with SARA DRIVER
Directors: Lewie Kloster, Noah Kloster, Screenwriter: Sara Driver
In 1982, the completion of Jim Jarmusch’s sophomore film, Stranger Than Paradise, hinged on producer Sara Driver’s willingness and ability to smuggle one of the world’s rarest and most controversial films across the Atlantic Ocean. Non-fiction / Animated. A Short Film Special Jury Award: Screenwriting.
Director and Screenwriter: Alison Rich, Producers: Olivia Aguilar, Bridgett Greenberg, Laura Schwartz, Peter Principato
A socially inept woman rents one man to prepare for another. Fiction.
Director and Screenwriter: Dania Bdeir, Producer: Coralie Dias
A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom. Fiction. Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction.
YOU GO GIRL!
Director: Shariffa Ali, Screenwriters: Shariffa Ali, Kamilah Long, Courtney Williams
Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Can this city woman overcome her fears and rise? Fiction.