Sundance film festival 2021 brought exciting news for short film lovers. Out of a total 10,397
entries from 27 different countries, 74 short films are now a part of the festival.
The director of the festival, John Cooper, said, “A lot of our films are ‘of the time’, which has been a long time coming”.
U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
2021 Sundance film festival, which will run from Jan. 23rd to Feb. 2nd, will be hosted in and around Park City, Utah. The festival originated in 1978 by Richard Redford, and has long held the attention of movie lovers as well as new talent and movies. With the arrival of giants such as Amazon, Apple and Netflix, Sundance festival has become more vibrant and motivated.
A number of short films are part of U.S. Narrative Short films category.
Directed and written by Meshal Aljaser, who is known for her work Is Sumiyati Going to Hell (2016). The story revolves around a Muslim married man, Saad, who beats depression when an alien enters his life.
A short feature film, which is directed by Thembi Banks, and revolves around the story of Farrah, who finds clients through a mobile app, and finds friends in the form of clients.
Directed by Bridget Moloney, and portrays the existential comedic story of a mother who starts vomiting plastic toy blocks.
With Elegance Bratton and Jovan James as director and screenwriter, it is a story about Lynn, who resorts to debauchery to find joy.
Written and directed by Emily Wilson, discovers the story of Danny who meets his online date for the first time.
Written and directed by Matthew Puccini, shows how things do not always go as planned.
He’s the One
Written and directed by Jessie Kahnweiler, discovers what it is like to fall in love with the wrong person.
How Did We Get Here
Directed by Michelle Miles, gets it World Premiere on Sundance Film Festival 2021. The film is about small changes that go unnoticed, but amount to big changes in our lives.
Lance (in a Neck Brace)
Director and screenwriter Chloé Aktas, depicts how Lance learns to deal with a broken heart.
Director and screenwriter Erica Tremblay, explores the lives of a Native woman and a troubled young boy. World Premiere
Directed and written by Ashley Williams, shows how a pregnant vegan deals with her meat cravings. World Premiere
Meridian, (U.S.A., Italy)
Director and screenwriter, Calum Walter, has an interesting and different subject about a footage transmitted by the last unit in a fleet of autonomous machines sent to deliver an emergency vaccine.
Director and screenwriter Haley Elizabeth Anderson, shows the story of Amber, who has her first kiss in Sunday school bathroom during the Church service. World Premiere
Director and screenwriter, Jason Gudasz, show Lauren’s struggles after moving into a new house with her daughter and new boyfriend.
Ship: A Visual Poem
Director and screenwriter, Terrance Daye, shows how a black boy learns contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin’s funeral.
With director and screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon, it is about a film crew that follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.
With Jay Dockendorf as director and screenwriter, it is about three strangers who confront death in a modern interpretation of a Tolstoy short story. World Premiere
Valerio’s Day Out (Colombia, U.S.A.)
Directed by and screenwriter Michael Arcos, it is about a young jaguar that goes on a killing spree when he escapes from his enclosure at a zoo.