The 2023 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour presented by Shutterstock is a 90-minute theatrical program of seven short films curated from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, including two Festival Award-winning titles. Considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, the Festival includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world. Throughout its almost 40 years of history, the Festival has always supported short films, providing a platform for both established and new filmmakers to connect with audiences. The 2023 Short Film Tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds. Audiences who missed the Sundance Film Festival—which took place online and in-person in Park City, Utah, January 19 through January 29 this year—can enjoy a mix of fiction, documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspirational, and full of strong characters. 


Help Me Understand
United States. Director and Screenwriter: Aemilia Scott. Fiction.

Six women come to a consensus.

Inglorious Liaisons
France/Belgium. Directors and Screenwriters: Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye. Animation.

On the night of a big party for Lucie, Maya, and their friends, Jimmy has also come. Everyone knows he is here for Maya, but does she have the same feelings for Jimmy?

United States. Directors: Catherine Hoffman, Sharon Liese. Non-Fiction.

Three generations of a Kansas City family are finally unified when they do something that countless other Black Americans could not — choose their own last name.

Pro Pool
Canada. Director and Screenwriter: Alec Pronovost. Fiction.

Newly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and civilization, Charles-Olivier struggles to find a job in his field and must rely on a clerk position in a pool shop. Feeling down, he navigates his gig as best he can.

Rest Stop
United States. Director and Screenwriter: Crystal Kayiza. Fiction.

On a bus ride from New York to Oklahoma, Meyi, a young Ugandan-American girl, realizes her place in the world through her mother’s ambitious effort to reunite their family.

Take Me Home
United States. Director and Screenwriter: Liz Sargent. Fiction.

After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward.

When You Left Me On That Boulevard
United States. Director and Screenwriter: Kayla Abuda Galang. Fiction.

Teenager Ly and her cousins get high before a boisterous family Thanksgiving at their auntie’s house in southeast San Diego in 2006. 


  • Accessible and companion seating can be selected when purchasing tickets online, or at the Box Office at 617-478-3103 or
  • Assistive listening devices are available for all theater programs at the theater entrance.
  • A link to live captioning will be shared by the day of the event and will be available in the theater.
  • ASL interpretation is available by advance request; please contact the Box Office at 617-478-3103 or to make a request.

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