Wexner Center for the Arts

Sundance Film Festival Short Films


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.

The Cut
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.