Sundance Film Festival Short Films
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
The 2014 Sundance Institute Art House Project Shorts program includes a diverse mix of eight films from the most recent Sundance Film Festival. Among the selections are the award-winning The Cut, about a father-daughter relationship in flux at the moment of a haircut; Rose McGowan’s Dawn about a quiet young teenager longing for freedom from her sheltered life; and the award-winning I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked, about a man’s attempt to recreate a lost memory of the last day with his mother. (94 mins., DCP)
Written and directed by Frances Bodomo
USA, 12 minutes
It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon.
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Written and directed by Geneviève Dulude-Decelles
Canada, 15 minutes
The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.
Directed by Rose McGowan, Written by M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller
USA, 17 minutes
Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.
I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
Directed by Yuval Hameiri, Co-Director: Michal Vaknin
Israel, 9 minutes
A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone.
I'm a Mitzvah
Directed by Ben Berman, Written by Ben Berman, Josh Cohen
USA, 19 minutes
A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.
Love. Love. Love.
Short Film Special Jury Award: Non-fiction
Directed by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram
Russia, 12 minutes
Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms.
MeTube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”
Written and directed by Daniel Moshel
Austria, 5 minutes
George Bizet's "Habanera" from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.
Directed by Brett Weiner, Screenwriter: Court Document
USA, 7 minutes
A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.
The full program runs 94 minutes.
$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council