Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtimes, short films transcend traditional storytelling. We are proud to present seven short films, including several award winners, selected from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
In Anna Margaret Hollyman’s Maude, a routine babysitting job has an unexpected twist. Baby Brother chronicles director Kamau Bilal’s brother moving back home. From Sweden, Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s The Burden depicts a dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center. In Hair Wolf (Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction) by Mariama Diallo, a black hair salon in Brooklyn fends off a strange new monster. In Kangmin Kim’s JEOM, a father and son have twin birthmarks on their butts. In Canadian Jérémy Comte’s Fauve (Short Film Special Jury Award), two boys in a surface mine sink into a seemingly innocent power game. Spain’s Matria (Short Film Grand Jury Prize) by Álvaro Gago shows a grandmother taking refuge with her family. Program 93 min.