Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival: London 2016 – Short Film Programme


Two wide-ranging collections of short films that screened in January at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival will show at Sundance Film Festival: London 2016.

Find out the short films playing in each collection below.

Plus there’s a Short Film Master Class. Interested? Find out more.

2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

A 95-minute theatrical program of eight short films selected from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, showcasing a wide variety of story and style.

Listings: Sunday 5 June, 4.00


Affections (dir. Bridey Elliot)

This comedy about isolation and loneliness follows a young woman who is adrift and seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Bacon & God’s Wrath (dir. Sol Friedman)

A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Edmond (dir. Nina Gantz)

Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires.

Her Friend Adam (dir. Ben Petrie)

A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

Jungle (dir. Asantewaa Prempeh)

The lines between trust, betrayal, and forgiveness are intertwined for two Senegalese vendors as they try to make a living on the streets of New York City.

The Grandfather Drum (dir. Michelle Derosier)

As the balance of the world turns upside down for the Anishinabek people, the elder Naamowin builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people.

The Procedure (dir. Calvin Lee Reeder)

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

Thunder Road (dir. Jim Cummings)

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

2016 Sundance Film Festival UK Shorts

A showcase of 7 UK shorts that screened at Sundance Film Festival 2016

Listings: Friday 3 June, 6.45


Manoman (dir. Simon Cartwright)

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.

Mining Poems or Odes (dir. Callum Rice)

Robert, an ex-shipyard welder from Govan, Glasgow, reflects on how his life experiences have influenced his newfound compulsion to write.

Pombo Loves You (dir. Steve Warne)

A distant father is forced to confront a heroic but troubled past life as ’80s TV character Pombo.

Over (dir. Jörn Threlfall)

What has happened in this quiet suburban neighbourhood? Has there been a murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound and deeply unexpected.

Territory (dir. Eleanor Mortimer)

This warm and lyrical film follows a group of unruly monkeys in Gibraltar and the people employed to control them with peashooters.

Rate Me (dir. Fyzal Boulifa)

A portrait of a teenage escort named Coco.

Saturday (dir. Mike Forshaw)

April 15, 1989: A soccer match changes Liam’s life and the city of Liverpool forever… This fictional account relates how the Hillsborough Stadium disaster — which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool supporters – unfolded for a family in Merseyside, England.

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