Still from BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop
The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival program, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for close to 40 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2021 program offers new audiences a taste of the Festival and shows that short films transcend traditional storytelling. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking.
BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop
Director and Screenwriter: Jason Park
A young Korean-American hustler runs throughout the city of Chicago making sales out of his “mobile gift shop.”
Director and Screenwriter: Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
A Black man laments as he comes face-to-face with the realities of being Black in the 21st century.
South Korea, U.S.A.
Director and Screenwriter: Kang-min Kim
My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.
Director and Screenwriter: Melody C. Roscher
Amidst a racially tense Southern wedding, a biracial bride has the chance to confront her estranged Black father after accidentally hiring his wedding band to perform.
Directors and Screenwriters: Sam Guest, Julia Baylis
Determined to save her wheelchair ramp from repossession, Daisy confronts the shady insurance agent who owes her money. Wiggle Room received the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Acting.
To Know Her
U.S.A., Hong Kong
Director: Natalie Chao
A poetic exploration of the camera’s gaze and a family’s relationship with the filmmaker’s mother.
France, Romania, Turkey
Director and Screenwriter: Serhat Karaaslan
In a town in Turkey, a young couple is looking for some privacy. They are rejected from the hotels because they do not have a marriage certificate. When they think they found a way, the situation gets out of hand. The Criminals received the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Writing.
The ICA is pleased to offer closed captioning and assistive listening devices for programs that take place in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Assistive Listening Devices are also available at the theater door. Captioning will be available via a QR code at the theater entrance and once accessed, captioning will be available on your phone. You can also access live captioning at the links below.
Staff will be on hand in the theater to assist you if necessary.
NOTE: This program will require proof of vaccination to enter the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater according to updated Covid protocol. Guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event to obtain access to the program. Learn more about ICA Covid protocol.