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The 2015 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning Short Films

Exclusive Tri-State engagement !!     August 27 - 30, on the Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati Public Landing

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Sundance Shorts

Essential Event Info


Cincinnati World Cinema, in cooperation
with Cincinnati Parks, presents...
  • Sundance Film Festival Shorts:
    The 2015 Award-Winning Short Films

  • Genre: Short fiction, documentary and animation. The films are NR (not rated),
    One film, SMILF, includes brief nudity and brief strong language. TRT 90 minutes.

  • W H E N
    2015 Screening Dates:
  • 7 pm, Thursday, August 27
  • 7 pm, Friday, August 28
  • 4 pm, Saturday, August 29
  • 7 pm, Saturday, August 29
  • 4 pm, Sunday, August 30
  • 7 pm, Sunday, August 30

  • Venue opens at 3:15 and 6:15 pm for
    the 4:00 and 7:00 pm screenings.

    W H E R E
  • The Showboat Majestic
    Public Landing - Cincinnati Riverfront
    435 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati OH 45202
  • Open Street Map
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  • Nearby parking structures and lots
  • Shuttle Service, Northeast Cincinnati
  • Southbank Shuttle - Park & Ride Take the shuttle from Covington or Newport to the U.S. Bank Arena stop. Daytime and evening service; fares are $1.00 ($0.75 seniors); (859) 331-8265.

  • T I C K E T S
  • The intimate theatre on the Showboat has limited seating capacity — reserving your tickets in advance is a good idea.

  • Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
  • Student and Enjoy the Arts member tickets are $10 at the door only.
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    Open 9-7, Monday-Saturday.
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  • The Sundance Film Festival is widely considered a premier showcase for short film.

    With a high level of artistry, the Award-Winning Short Films from this year's Sundance Festival bring us vibrant styles ranging from frenetic comedy to quiet poetry.  The six winners include short fiction, documentary and animation from around the world.

    Youth, vision and talent define the Sundance shorts winning filmmakers. Four of the six are women and all are under 40 years of age. Learn more about the directors.

    Join us on the Showboat Majestic to rekindle the 100-year history of floating cinema on American waterways. Learn more about the Reynolds family and the Majestic's status as a National Historical Landmark, here.

    Short Film Jury Award, Best of Fest
    Don Hertzfeld, USA, 17 minutes.

    In this dreamy meditation on the significance of memory, a little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of the distant future where deteriorating copies of humanity seek answers that only their original selves can provide.

     SMILF   USA
    Short Film Jury Prize: US Fiction   
    Frankie Shaw, USA, 9 minutes.

    A young single mother struggles to balance the freedom of her old life with her new one as mom. Things come to a head during one particular nap-time when Bridgette invites a former flame over for a visit.

     TEMPÉTE SUR ANORAK (Storm Hits Jacket)   France      
    Short Film Jury Prize: Animation
    Paul Cabon, France, 13 minutes.

    As a storm brews on the coast of Brittany, two scientists on the verge of a major discovery become embroiled in industrial espionage and an unexpected menage-a-trois.

     OBIEKT (Object)   Poland
    Short Film Special Jury Prize, Poetic Vision
    Paulina Skibinska, Poland, 15 minutes.

    A creative documentary about an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds — ice desert and under water — told from the point of view of the rescue team, the diver, and the people waiting on shore.

    Short Film Jury Prize: Non-Fiction
    Kitty Green, Australia/Ukraine, 7 minutes.

    A handful of glowing, sequined young girls audition for the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul. With personal and artistic roots in Ukraine, director Kitty Green gently reveals the emotional impact of war and displacement.

     OH LUCY!   USA         USA      
    Short Film Jury Prize: International Fiction
    Atsuko Hirayanagi, Japan/Singapore, 22 minutes.

    Setsuko, a 55-year-old single office lady in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, Lucy, by her unconventional, young English-language teacher. "Lucy" awakens desires in Setsuko she never knew existed.

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