Sundance Shorts Get Ready To Tour!

2013-shorts-tour-headerSundance Film Festival Short Films would probably be a roller coaster mix of drama and comedy, the renowned festival is now bringing up 8 short films from the 2013 festival to audiences around the U.S. with their 93 minute program. Expect vibrant storytelling that highlights the group, including fiction, documentary and animation.

Here are the 8 short films of which 5 are award-winning and all will be playing in the 2013 Sundance Short Films Festival:

  • The Date

Short Film Jury Award: 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 Award: US Fiction

An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra.

(Damien Chazelle, USA, 17 min)

  • Skinning Grove

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Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.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

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 Award: 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, 8 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, 20 min)

  • K.I.T.

A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppie goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person.

Hit the jump for tour dates and cities included:

New York, NY (December 27th – January 2nd)

Provincetown, MA (January 3)

Chicago, IL (January 3rd – 5th)

Ashbury Park, NJ (January 3rd – 9th)

San Rafael, CA (January 3rd – 9th)

Maitland, FL (January 7th)

Springfield, MO (January 10th – 16th)

Fort Collins, CO (January 10th – 16th)

Boston, MA (January 10th – 16th)

Columbia, MO (January 15th & 16th)

Athens, GA (January 17th)

Bellingham, WA (January 17th – 19th)

Portland, OR (January 18th – 19th)

Camas, WA (January 18th – 19th)

Nashville, TN (January 22nd – 23rd)

Ann Armor, MI (January 28th – 29th)

Long Beach, CA (February 21st-27th)

But wait there’s more, here’s a little bit of a teaser from Sundance:

TRAILER: 2013 Sundance Film Festival Shorts program (on tour) from Sundance Institute on Vimeo.

Sundance Short Films Festival is continually proving ground for young filmmakers, allowing them to make their mark as well as for reputable filmmakers to produce greater story and style. You can check out the Sundance website for venues, times and to see which screenings have a filmmaker Q&A.