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2024 Sundance Short Films

Interfilm Presents:
Various Authors

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 110-minute theatrical program of seven short films curated from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, including three Festival Award–winning titles. The tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds. Audiences can enjoy a mix of fiction, documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspiring, and full of strong characters. Driven by innovation and experimentation, the Short Film Program seeks out filmmaking’s most original voices from around the world. 

Essex Girls / U.K. (Director: Yero Timi-Biu, Screenwriter: Busayo Ige, Producers: Angela Moneke, Simon Hatton) 
— After an incident at her high school pulls her into the orbit of the only other Black girl in her year, “Essex Girl” Bisola is plunged into a journey to discover a whole new side of herself. 
Fiction. Drama. BIPOC. Women-Centered. 

Bug Diner / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Phoebe Jane Hart) 
— A dissatisfied marriage, a secret crush, and workplace fantasies come to a head in a diner run by a mole with a hot ass. 
Fiction. Animated. Comedy. 2024 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Award: Animation.

The Masterpiece / Spain (Director and Producer: Àlex Lora Cercós, Screenwriter and Producer: Lluis Quilez, Screenwriter: Alfonso Amador, Producers: Sandra Travé, Josemari Martínez, Néstor López) 
— Leo and Diana, a wealthy couple, meet Salif and Yousef, two scrap dealers, at a recycle center. Offering them more junk, Diana invites them to their mansion, but the immigrants actually might be the ones with something she wants. 
Fiction. Drama. International. 2024 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

ALOK / U.S.A. (Director: Alex Hedison) 
— A compelling portrait of Alok Vaid-Menon, acclaimed nonbinary author, poet, comedian, and public speaker. Executive-produced by Jodie Foster. 
Nonfiction. Biography. LGBTQ+. 

Dream Creep / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Carlos A.F. Lopez, Producers: Megan Leonard, Bobby McHugh, Jonathan Caso, Zeus Kontoyannis) 
— A couple awakens in the night to sounds emanating from an unlikely orifice. 
Fiction. Horror.

Pathological / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Alison Rich, Producers: Bridgett Greenberg, Ingrid Haas, Avtar Khalsa, Peter Principato, Todd Ruhnau) 
— A woman who’s a pathological liar wakes up one day to discover her lies have become true. 
Fiction. Comedy. Women-Centered.

Pisko the Crab Child is in Love / Japan (Director and Screenwriter: Makoto Nagahisa, Producer: Yasuo 
— Pisko’s father is a crab while her mother is human. Pisko falls in love with her teacher but is heartbroken when he leaves her because she is half-crab. Pisko finally finds love and companionship with her friend Kubokayo. 
Fiction. Comedy. International. BIPOC. Women-Centered. 2024 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Special Jury Prize for Directing. 

Various Languages with English Subtitles.
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