Full Lineup Announced for the 2022 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival

Updated: Jul 7

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The full lineup for Salute Your Shorts Film Festival 2022 is here! The robust lineup features 59 short films including the TIFF award-winning film LOVE, DAD by Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Antonio Marziale's directorial debut STARFUCKERS, and ROOMMATES by SYSFF alum Ashley Eakin and executive produced by Paul Feig. The films joined previously announced titles such as the Independent Spirit Award nominee Dawn Luebbe's DRESS A COW and the 2022 Sundance award-winning film WARSHA by Dania Bdeir.


The festival will take place in person from August 19-21 at the Assistance League Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets and passes will be on sale on July 12.


Here is the full lineup for the 2022 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival.


ACTION

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.


AMERICAN SCAR

DIR. Daniel Lombroso

Dynamite blasts echo through canyons as construction for the southern border threatens flora and fauna for centuries to come.

AMERICAN SCAR / DIR. Daniel Lombroso

AMERICANIZED

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.


ANCHORED OUT

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.

ANCHORED OUT / DIR. Katie Bernstein, Clara Mokri

ANGEL

DIR. Dicky Chalmers

When a girl goes back to a guy’s house following a dating app hook-up, she becomes suspicious of his true intentions after discovering his obsession with cooking ramen broth, and a strange AI digital assistant called Angel.


ASPIRATIONAL SLUT

DIR.Caroline Lindy

A newly heartbroken woman, on the advice of a pizza guy, learns to separate love from sex and over a series of wild random hookups, she learns to put them back together.


BATHROOM TIME

DIR. Sara June

Four office employees fight to find privacy in the workplace.

BATHROOM TIME / DIR. Sara June


BLEUE

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.


BYE BYE

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.


CHEMISTRY

DIR. Isaac Garza

An intimate night gone wrong because of a jalapeño.

CHEMISTRY / DIR. Isaac Garza

CHRISTIAN

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.


CORA & SAM HATE THE DENTIST

DIR. Jade Kaiser, Eilise Guilfoyle

Two best friends have been putting off going to the dentist for months but when their Groupons are about to expire they must face their fears.


DADDY'S GIRL

DIR. Lena Hudson

A young woman's charming but overbearing father helps her move out of her wealthy, older boyfriend's apartment.

DADDY'S GIRL | DIR. Lena Hudson


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.