The Sundance Ignite Challenge Finalists Have an Important Message to Share

Still from #Je_Suis_Kamikaze, by Mohamed Touahria.

by Adobe Corporate Communications

posted on 10-25-2017

Every artist has a story — living within their sketchbook, their texts, their to-create lists — that they know when told, will have the power to change minds. Maybe it’s a look into your own life. Or a new way of telling an old story. Or a film that shows the world through a rare lens.

The Sundance Ignite Challenge is a call to all emerging filmmakers to share those stories, to create films that leave the viewer forever changed.

And this year’s finalists had a collective message that was impossible to ignore: film does so much more than entertain us. It changes our minds, our perspectives, and brings us into a world we never would have seen.

Watch the short films by this year’s Sundance Ignite Finalists that change the way we see things:

Alfie Barker, I WAS 3

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F1bd4bc20-dbf0-48a7-a31f-f747137c59bc/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Amri Rigby, Safe Haven

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Ff8b91958-748b-4cb0-bc55-367fc956a329/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Andrea Porras-Madero, Out of the Shadows

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F27d6afb8-f450-44c2-95e7-024d17dc1f77/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Annabelle Attanasio, Frankie Keeps Talking

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fc2df6bd3-f678-49ab-9506-6ab6cbdae866/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Ayo, Tower XYZ

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F78fa15d1-fcf9-4a95-808a-bba540697b6a/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Camille Bildsøe, Ms. Amen

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F93f60aa5-6638-4a07-844b-5d24e977b94e/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Carol Nguyen, Every Grain of Rice

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F2734746c-4246-4bd6-b7fe-a0542e7fe3b8/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Charlie Manton, Nugget Love

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fcbe775e1-ec06-4a5a-873f-0f7570de32e7/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Colin Earner, Rough

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fad7bcb46-2968-45d2-a630-b18ed4c700af/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Crystal Kayiza, Why We Stay

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F05b14da8-97f5-4966-aa60-7563d1dd887b/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Gerardo Coello, La Visita

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fdfa30ba5-1a27-473c-b084-bb9b30b3b86e/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Hannah Marks, beargirl

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F97b4b21e-9cee-4120-9a26-1b4d75a3f5cc/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Jillian Banner, Sally and Bruce

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fb367b7c7-6880-42f5-9304-0d0b0be96389/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Matthew Puccini, The Mess He Made

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F952e6067-15f1-468c-a2d1-a955b06115f9/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Matty Crawford, Addy

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fbc173f65-de1e-4efd-9f45-3e1b17735057/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Mohamed Touahria, #Je_Suis_Kamikaze

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F01bf945f-78af-4c40-8301-126b66cf86ca/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Paloma Lopez, Singer

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F6b2ac80f-b90c-47ad-8dcc-0141f0f19da4/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Rahessa Vitório, Saudade

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F2ccde1e2-e633-4b6c-927a-5114b005c416/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Ramsee Chand, La Lucha Entre Cubas

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fdf69e12e-29df-4626-8f3e-c724ef9a6378/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Sidney Butler, A Brief & Concise History of Things & Other Things

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F5454cb09-5020-4e92-a62a-9dbd1f987d3d/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Sindha Agha, Birth Control Your Own Adventure

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fd854ae1f-c8c2-4888-bad1-9b81284f1d43/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Sky Bruno, Spotlight: Sean Yoro

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F5c4c534c-a9cc-4043-a1f7-022a2bf3b46e/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Terrance Daye, The Colored Hospital: A Visual Poem

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F81fd1157-5c51-44c9-9e01-1a67cb9cecd2/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Varun Chopra, God on a Leash

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2Fbc1fcb49-f12f-488a-be57-ffabeb08f895/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

Issy Snailham, Lux

https://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/sc/US%2F7c0ccf54-2d83-445a-9602-ff4698f52db5/embed?bgcolor=%23000000

These finalists are only 25 of 800+ inspiring and powerful submissions by emerging filmmakers for the Sundance Ignite Challenge. Check out everyone’s films before the winners are announced November 29th!

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