The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled more of its slate screening alongside the previously announced feature selections, including a Wu-Tang Clan docuseries, documentary shorts and special events.
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men will have its world premiere as part of the Indie Episodic program. The series is directed by Sacha Jenkins and executive produced by Peter J Scalettar, Peter Bittenbender and Chris Gary. It tells the cultural history of the hip-hop supergroup.
The Special Event program, meanwhile, will feature an untitled Amy Berg doc directed and produced by Berg and following two female activists, as well as Amazon Prime’s upcoming true crime docuseries Lorena, delving into the Lorena Bobbitt case, from EPs Joshua Rofé, Steven J Berger, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Thomas Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni.
Of the 73 short films that will screen at Sundance, 18 are documentary shorts.
In keeping with the festival’s efforts to increase diversity, 53% of the projects just announced were directed or created by one or more women, 51% were directed or created by one or more filmmaker of color, and 26% by one or more people who identify as LGBTQIA. Meanwhile, 12 were supported by Sundance Institute, whether through direct granting or residency Labs.
“Our newly-expanded programming team took in a full spectrum of human experience across genres and formats in creating this year’s Festival program. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Indie Episodic section, we’re immensely proud to showcase these stories told across installments, alongside several provocative, conversation-starting Special Events,” said Kim Yutani, Sundance’s director of programming, in a statement.
“This year’s crop of shorts are rowdy, reflective, visionary — we are excited to discover so many new voices and perspectives on today’s world,” added senior programmer Mike Plante.
The complete list of documentary short films playing the festival appears below:
All Inclusive (Switzerland)
Director and screenwriter: Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Black 14 (U.S.)
Director: Darius Clark Monroe
Director: Meredith Lackey
The Dispossessed (India)
Director and screenwriter: Musa Syeed
Dulce (U.S., Colombia)
Directors: Guille Isa, Angello Faccini
Easter Snap (U.S.)
Director: RaMell Ross
Director: Crystal Kayiza
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask) (U.S.)
Director and screenwriter: Scott Calonico
Fast Horse (Canada, pictured)
Director and screenwriter: Alexandra Lazarowich
The Ghost Behind (U.S.)
Director: Caroline Rumley
Ghosts of Sugar Land (U.S.)
Director: Bassam Tariq
It’s Going To Be Beautiful (U.S., Mexico)
Directors and screenwriters: Luis Gutierrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Director: Anna Barsan
Life in Miniature (UK)
Director and screenwriter: Ellen Evans
Life Overtakes Me (Sweden, U.S.)
Directors: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson
Stay Close (U.S., China)
Directors and screenwriters: Shuhan Fan, Luther Clement
Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (Canada)
Directors: Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland,
Screenwriters: Emilie Baillargeon, Clark Ferguson
The Tough (Poland)
Director and screenwriter: Marcin Polar