Short Film Program

Sundance Shorts

A wildly diverse collection of short film highlights from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Fri Jul 26 7:15 PM

The Films

For the eighth consecutive year, Rooftop Films is teaming up with Sundance Film Festival to present some of our favorite shorts from their most recent festival. Featuring innovative work by the latest generation of independent filmmakers, this riveting collection of films captures the ecstasy of athletic achievement and the obsessiveness of miniature model-makers; musical odes to afro-futurism and quiet documentation of a deep south homestead ritual; found-footage investigations of pop-culture interconnectivity and deceptively simple political satire masquerading as children’s info-tainment. This diverse program represents some of the most daring short form filmmakers working today, and captures the wildly varied storytelling modes being explored worldwide.

All Inclusive

Corina Schwingruber Ilić | Switzerland | 10

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.

Chi Chi

David N. Nessl | US | 10

My dog had a dream and he told me about it. I made a movie about that dream. This is that movie.

Fast Horse

Alexandra Lazarowich | Canada | 14

"Fast Horse" follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand races and a new jockey, Cody BigTobacco to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

Life in Miniature

Ellen Evans | UK | 5

Kath Holden is an artist of the everyday. Inspired by the world around her, Kath's creations are whimsical yet keenly observed, and a far cry from the genteel museum pieces that her contemporaries are producing. A proud Yorkshire woman, Kath reflects on her life and art as she carves a place for herself in the precious world of miniatures.

As Told to G/D Thyself

The Ummah Chroma (Bradford Young, Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas & Kamasi Washington) | US | 22

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth * ( * but were afraid to ask )

Scott Calonico | US | 11

Easter Snap

RaMell Ross | US | 14

Event Details

7:15 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Live Music
8:30 PM
Films Begin
10:00 PM
Film screenings at Liberty Park on the World Trade Center campus are presented by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. This a free event. In the case of rain, show will be rescheduled. No outside alcohol is permitted.


Liberty Park

140 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10006

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