A film by Various Directors
2018, 79 minutes
No. 162


Six innovative, surprising short films selected from the Sundance Film Festival, widely considered to be the premier showcase for shorts, and the launchpad, for more than 30 years, of many now-prominent independent filmmakers.

Grasshopper is proud to present the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Collection, which encompasses fiction and animation, from dream-like portraits to laugh-out-loud comedy to poignant reflections of the world we live in.

This edition includes two Jury Award winners and Come Swim, the directorial debut of actress Kristen Stewart.

5 Films About Technology

Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, 5 minutes.

A satirical look at the dumber side of technology.

Come Swim

Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, 17 minutes.

This is a diptych of one man's day, half-impressionist and half-realist portraits.

Lucia, Before and After

Winner, Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, 14 minutes.

After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

Night Shift

Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, 15 minutes.

Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.


Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, 9 minutes.

Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan. (animation)

And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye

Winner, Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

Written and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, 19 minutes.

Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife—but he has more devastating news.

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

"Kristen Stewart's directing debut may be the biggest draw in this year's touring package of Sundance-alum short films. But as usual with these anthologies, the real stars are sometimes filmmakers you didn't know you came to see... Supporters of shorts-in-cinemas efforts will be happy to have bought a ticket." - Hollywood Reporter

"Every year, the Sundance folks put together the most highly regarded shorts from their festival and release the group together... [The 2017 collection] is a better experience than many a full-length story film." - Film Journal