Benevolent Ba by Diffan Sina Norman (Malaysia, U.S.A.)
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour “Virtual Edition” is a 82-minute program of six short films selected from this year’s festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meats / U.S.A.
Director and screenwriter: Ashley Williams
A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat.
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.
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 blocking him in order to get food and save this cattle. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. Winner, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize.