2013 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program

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2013 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program

  1. Friday, August 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.
  2. Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:00 p.m.
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Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Prize Winners
A roller coaster mix of drama and comedy, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program is a 99-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the Festival, touring to theaters around the country. Vibrant storytelling highlights the group, including fiction, documentary and animation, with five award-winners. With no rules, the short film serves as a proving ground for young filmmakers to make their mark and for established filmmakers to take risks in story and style. Program includes:


THE DATE
Short Film Jury Prize: 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)

WHIPLASH
Short Film Jury Prize: US Fiction
An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory's top jazz orchestra. (Damien Chazelle, USA, 18 min)

SKINNINGROVE
Short Film Jury Prize: 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Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.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)

UNTIL THE QUIET COMES
Short Film Special Jury Prize
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)

IRISH FOLK FURNITURE
Short Film Jury Prize: 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, 9 min)

THE EVENT
Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. (Julia Pott, USA/United Kingdom, 4 min)

JONAH
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, 23 min)

K.I.T.
A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppie goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person. (Michelle Morgan, USA, 16 min)


This program is not rated, but parental guidance is suggested for mature themes, sexual situations and some violence. The films contain no nudity or sexual violence.