A Los Angeles-based film festival Salute Your Shorts Film Festival has announced its first wave of film titles. This first round of titles includes the 2022 Sundance award-winning film WARSHA by Dania Bdeir, an Independent Spirit Award nominee Dawn Luebbe's DRESS A COW, a Los Angeles-based director Erica Eng's AMERICANIZED, and the 2022 SIFF award-winning film RACHELS DON'T RUN by Joanny Causse.
The festival will take place in person from August 19-21 at Assistance League Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets and passes will be available soon.
Here is the first wave lineup for the 2022 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival — more titles to be announced.
DIR. Benoît Monney
On a film set, there are always unforeseen events. Some days, it's all there is. And sometimes it's even worse.
DIR. Erica Eng
Growing up in Oakland’s hip-hop culture, Eng struggles with her Chinese American identity. To her high school basketball team, she’s just that girl who sits on the bench; but to the Asian kids she’s "Americanized." As her sophomore year of high school comes to an end, Eng tries to find a sense of belonging within the two worlds that don't accept her.
DIR. Katie Bernstein, Clara Mokri
In wealthy Sausalito floats one of the last free places in California. A vibrant liveaboard community of mariners, drifters, nomads, disaster survivors, and those cast out by high costs of living and no social safety net struggle against a harbormaster, bureaucrats and a wealthy community that wants them gone.
DIR. Sara June
Four office employees fight to find privacy in the workplace.
DIR. Ornella Pacchioni
An island, a seaside cemetery, a 13-year-old girl, Lucie, who spends her holiday in Corsica. She meets Léo, a dehydrated boy who is always in need to be in the water, but Lucie fears the sea. Their teenagers’ games are immersed in an atmosphere of innocence and mystery.
DIR. Amélie Bonnin
With his diploma in his pocket, Julien left his native Normandy to build a bigger life for himself in Paris, leaving his memories behind. And then one day, one has to come back, and that day his memories jump in his face.
DIR. Isaac Garza
An intimate night gone wrong because of a jalapeño.
DIR. Adán Pichardo
Cristiano is a young devotee who wants to be trained in the seminary to become a Catholic priest, but unexpectedly the interviewer responsible for vocations is the ancient priest of his hometown, Avelino, an unconventional priest.
DRESS A COW
DIR. Dawn Luebbe
A documentary that spotlights a 38 year tradition, the “Dress A Cow” event at Ohio’s Canfield County Fair. A meditation on bovine beauty, it reminds us that putting pants on a cow is not like putting pants on a person.
DYING IN YOUR MOTHER'S ARMS
DIR. John Beder