2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Order a virtual screening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour!

You can now order a virtual screening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour for just $10, after which you’ll have one week to view the shorts program in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Sundance Shorts—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

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About the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour program:

2020. 82 m. Various Directors. Sundance Shorts. Various Countries. English, Various w/ subtitles. NR.

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour “Virtual Edition” is an 82-minute program featuring six short films selected from this year’s festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launching pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.

NOTE: There is some mature content, animated nudity, and a strobe effect in one film.

Films in this Program

Benevolent Ba / Malaysia, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Diffan Sina Norman) — A devout woman’s lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions. (9 min.)

Hot Flash / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Thea Hollatz) — Ace is having a hot flash, and she’s about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another. (10 min.)

The Deepest Hole / U.S.A. (Director: Matt McCormick) — While the space and arms races are Cold War common knowledge, few know about the United States and Soviet Union’s race to dig the deepest hole. This is particularly surprising, since Hell may have been inadvertently discovered in the process. (12 min.)

Meats / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ashley Williams) — A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat. (10 min.)

T / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon) — A film crew follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead. (14 min.)

So What If The Goats Die / France, Morocco (Director and screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui) — Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the snow in order to get food and save his goat herd. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. Winner, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize. (22 min.)

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary and animation, to narrative and experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard, and created a home for both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.

The Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alumni Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Debra Granik, Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.

Order a virtual screening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour!

    • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Vimeo. You will first need to register on Vimeo with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free and you can opt out of any email communication from them.
    • You can watch this program on most popular platforms, including any device that supports the Vimeo app, Apple and Android mobile devices, most web browsers, and beaming to your TV via Chromecast and Airplay.
    • IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television or connect your laptop/device directly to an input on your television via HDMI or VGA cables.
    • For any questions regarding applicable devices, streaming connection or payment issues, you will need to check out this FAQ.
    • Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at support@burnsfilmcenter.org.

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