815HORTS LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTED BY 13 ACCLAIMED SHORT FILMS,
OSCAR-NOMINEE BING LIU'S LATEST ROCKFORD PREMIERE
The second annual 815HORTS: A 5HORT Film Festival will screen 13 acclaimed short films, including Academy Award nominee Bing Liu’s Rockford premiere of “What the Hands Do”. Liu’s latest short film will debut locally during the program’s final prime time slot, followed by an onstage 5HORT Talk interview featuring Liu and moderator Peter Hawley, 815HORTS emcee and director of the Illinois Film Office. The 5HORT Awards will close the evening by awarding 2023 winners for Best 5HORT and Best Local/Regional 5HORT.
Presented by the City of Rockford + Rockford Film Office, 815HORTS is Saturday, December 2, at The RPL Nordlof Center (118 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101). Screening times include the 815HORTS Matinees at 3 p.m., the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour at 5 p.m., and 815HORTS Prime Time at 7 p.m.
2023 815HORTS SCHEDULE
12 p.m. - 5HORT Workshop (Offsite - Register!)
3 p.m. - Doors Open
3:15 p.m. - 815HORTS Matinees
5 p.m. - 2023 Sundance Short Film Tour
7 p.m. - 815HORTS Prime Time
8:45 p.m. - 5HORT Talk featuring Bing Liu
9:30 p.m. - 5HORT Awards + Closing Remarks
Note: Program schedule and times subject to change.
2023 815HORTS FEATURED GUESTS
2023 815HORTS PRESENTING PARTNERS
Sundance Film Festival + RPL Nordlof Center + Dena Altamore + Don Hatton + Peter Hawley + Jerry LaBuy + Bing Liu + Josiah Sjöström
2023 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 90-minute theatrical program of seven short films curated from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, including two Festival Award-winning titles. Considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, the Festival includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world. The 2023 Short Film Tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds.