Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2018 shorts programs. Thirty-five of the 69 shorts screening, or about 51 percent, are directed or co-directed by women. This marks a very slight increase from last year’s also-impressive 50 percent women-helmed lineup.
“We are always thrilled to discover new voices in filmmaking through the short film program: they take risks in story and style you might not expect,” Sundance Senior Programmer Mike Plante stated in a press release.
Adinah Dancyger’s “Cheer Up Baby” will screen in the U.S. Narrative Short lineup, as will Mariama Diallo’s “Hair Wolf.” The former tells the story of a young woman recovering from a sexual assault, while the latter sees Brooklyn residents trying to defend a local black hair salon from literal culture-sucking white women.
“The Turk Shop,” which will screen in the International Narrative Short section,