The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute session made up of 7 short films selected for the Festival’s 2022 edition, widely considered the main short film showcase and launching platform for many current independent filmmakers for more than 30 years.
1. Goodbye Jerome! (Au revoir Jerome!)
France, 8 min. Directed and written by Chloé Farr, Gabrielle Selnet and Adam Sillard
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.
2. If I Go Will They Miss Me – Jury Award (Best Fiction Short)
USA, 13 min. Directed and written by Walter Thompson-Hernandez
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. The film won the Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
3. Makassar is a City for Football Fans
Indonesia, France, 20 min. Directed and written by Khozy Rizal
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.
4. Stranger Than Rotterdam With Sara Driver – Special Jury Award (Screenwriting)
USA, 9 min. Directed by Lewie Kloster and Noah Kloster and written by 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. Driver was given the Short Film Special Jury Award: Screenwriting.
USA, 15 min. Directed and written by Alison Rich
Filmmaker Alison Rich’s sophomore short is a 15-minute comedy about a socially inept woman who rents a man for 48 hours to prepare for a first date with another.
Lebanon, 15 min. Directed and written by Dania Bdeir
In Dania Bdeir’s short, which won the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction, 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.
7. You Go Girl!
USA, 13 min. Directed by Shariffa Ali and written by Shariffa Ali, Kamilah Long and 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?