Sundance Shorts 2021 - Film
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2021 Sundance Shorts Tour

October 09, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Seven remarkable shorts deliver a taste of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour - official trailer

With their tight running times and limited scopes, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are also a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. This year's travelling show introduces seven shorts culled from the six dozen that played last January in Park City. Representing domestic and international films of fiction, documentary and animated stripes, these gems offer new audiences a taste of the best of Sundance.

BJ's Mobile Gift Shop / USA. (Director and Screenwriter: Jason Park) A young Korean American hustler runs throughout the city of Chicago making sales out of his "mobile gift shop." US Fiction 

Black Bodies / Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Kelly Fyffe-Marshall) A Black man laments as he comes face-to-face with the realities of being Black in the 21st century. International Fiction

The Criminals / France, Romania, Turkey (Director and Screenwriter: Serhat Karaaslan) In a town in Turkey, a young couple is looking for some privacy. They are rejected from the hotels because they do not have a marriage certificate. When they think they found a way, the situation gets out of hand. The Criminals received the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Writing.  International Fiction 

KKUM / South Korea, USA (Director and Screenwriter: Kang-min Kim) My mother's dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion. Animation 

To Know Her / USA, Hong Kong (Director: Natalie Chao) A poetic exploration of the camera's gaze and a family's relationship with the filmmaker's mother. Non-Fiction 

White Wedding / USA (Director and Screenwriter: Melody C. Roscher) Amidst a racially tense Southern wedding, a biracial bride has the chance to confront her estranged Black father after accidentally hiring his wedding band to perform. US Fiction 

Wiggle Room / USA (Directors and Screenwriters: Sam Guest, Julia Baylis) Determined to save her wheelchair ramp from repossession, Daisy confronts the shady insurance agent who owes her money. Wiggle Room received the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Acting.  US Fiction 

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