2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour
1h35m | Various directors | USA | Drama, comedy, animation
5 Films About Technology — Written and directed by Peter Huang.
2016 | Canada | 5 min
Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.
And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye — Written and directed by Francisca Alegría.
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
2016 | Chile, U.S.A. | 19 min | In Spanish with English subtitles
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón , Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife—but he has more devastating news.
Come Swim — Written and directed by Kristen Stewart.
2017 | U.S.A. | 17 min
This is a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.
Lucia, Before and After — Written and directed by Anu Valia.
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
2016 | U.S.A. | 14 min
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas’s state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.
Night Shift — Written and directed by Marshall Tyler.
2017 | U.S.A. | 15 min
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
Pussy — Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska.
2016 | Poland | 9 min
Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.
Ten Meter Tower — Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson.
2016 | Sweden | 16 min | In Swedish with English subtitles
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.
5 Films About Technology: Peter Huang is an award-winning director and screenwriter based in Toronto, Ontario. A former creative executive, his work has appeared on many best-of lists and has
received numerous awards and nominations, including recognition from the JUNO Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, MTVU Woodies, and UK MVAs, as well as a 2013 Young Director Award from the Cannes
Film Festival. In 2015, Huang was featured in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Emerging Directors Showcase.
And The Whole Sky Fit in A Dead Cow’s Eye: Francisca Alegría graduated from Columbia University’s film MFA program in screenwriting and directing with her thesis, And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s
Eye , under the mentorship of Eric Mendelsohn. The short film, produced by Birgit Gernboeck, received two Jury Selects and the Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival. Francisca is
developing her feature script The Willow in association with Jirafa Films, scheduled for fall 2017.
Come Swim: Kristen Stewart is an American actress, writer and director. Come Swim is her directorial debut.
Lucia, Before and After: Anu Valia is an award-winning writer, director and actor who has produced videos for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, MTV, IFC, CollegeHumor, Vox Media, Refinery29,
Nylon magazine, Above Average and more. Her work at CollegeHumor has won a Bronze Telly Award and was nominated for a Webby Award.
Night Shift: Marshall Tyler is an LA-based filmmaker. His first documentary, Skid Row , followed Pras Michél as he was disguised as a homeless man on LA’s Skid Row. Tyler is in development on several
narrative projects, including one based on a popular novel by legendary author, Iceberg Slim. Marshall’s latest project is Night Shift , starring Tunde Adebimpe and executive produced by JuVee Productions.
Tyler started his career as an assistant and videographer to his mentor, legendary filmmaker Michael Mann.
Pussy: Renata Gasiorowska was born in 1991 and is an animation student and cartoonist from Krakow, Poland. Currently, she is a fifth-year student of film animation and special effects at the Polish National
Film School in Lodz.
Ten Meter Tower: Maximilien Van Aertryck was born in 1989 in Paris and Axel Danielson was born in 1976 in Vittskövle. They have collaborated at Plattform Produktion in Gothenburg since 2013, where they
also work with Ruben Östlund. “Our interest lies in the potential of the moving image and our ambition is that the images we produce have a critical and humorous approach to the stream of images that surround
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