2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Run Time: 95 min.
The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of 7 short films
curated from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival short film program, including three titles that won Festival
awards. 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 2022 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 7 cities across the country from January 20 through January 30 this year – can enjoy a mix of fiction,
documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspirational, and full of strong characters.
The Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors,
such as past alumni Andrea Arnold, Lake Bell, Damien Chazelle, Destin Daniel Cretton, Jay and Mark
Duplass, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Debra Granik, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Sterlin
Harjo, Todd Haynes, Don Hertzfeldt, Shaka King, Lynne Ramsay, Dee Rees, Joey Soloway, Taika Waititi,
and many others.
Goodbye Jerome! (Au revoir Jérôme!) / France (Directors and Screenwriters: Gabrielle Selnet, Adam
Sillard, Chloé Farr, Producer: Moïra Marguin) — Having just arrived in paradise, Jerome sets out to find
his wife Maryline. In the course of his search, he sinks into a surreal and colorful world in which no one
seems to be able to help him. Animation. Voice Cast: William Lebghil, Alma Jodorowsky.
IF I GO WILL THEY MISS ME / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Walter Thompson-Hernández,
Producer: Stuart McIntyre) — Lil’ Ant is obsessed with Pegasus, the Greek mythological character, since
first learning about him at school in Watts, California. He begins to notice imaginary airplane people
around his home, and yearns to fly with them. Fiction. Cast: Anthony Harris Jr. Short Film Jury Award:
MAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS / Indonesia/France (Director and Screenwriter: Khozy
Rizal, Producers: John Badalu, Bruno Smadja, Khozy Rizal) — In a city where men have to go crazy
about football, Akbar has to pretend to love the game in order to prevent rejection from his new college
friends. Fiction. Cast: Sabri Sahafuddin, Muh. Saleh Hasanuddin, Atdriansyah Arismunandar.
Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver / U.S.A. (Directors: Lewie Kloster, Noah Kloster,
Screenwriter: Sara Driver) — In 1982, the completion of Jim Jarmusch’s sophomore film, Stranger Than
Paradise, hinged on producer Sara Driver’s willingness and ability to smuggle one of the world’s rarest
and most controversial films across the Atlantic Ocean. Non-fiction / Animated. A Short Film Special Jury
Training Wheels / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Alison Rich, Producers: Olivia Aguilar, Bridgett
Greenberg, Laura Schwartz, Peter Principato) — A socially inept woman rents one man to prepare for
another. Fiction. Cast: Alison Rich, George Basil, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Zeke Nicholson, Kathy Yamamoto.
Warsha / France/Lebanon (Director and Screenwriter: Dania Bdeir, Producer: Coralie Dias) — A Syrian
migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous
cranes, where he is able to find his freedom. Fiction. Cast: Khansa. Short Film Jury Award: International
You Go Girl! / U.S.A. (Director: Shariffa Ali, Producers: Adrian Alea, Kamilah Long, Courtney Williams
Screenwriters: Shariffa Ali, Kamilah Long, Courtney Williams, David Zheng) — Audrey, a New York City
comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains
of Oregon. Can this city woman overcome her fears and rise? Fiction. Cast: Tiffany Mann.