Presenting the 25 Finalists of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Challenge

375 films submitted by filmmakers from 29 countries – that’s What’s Next! Thank you to everyone who participated, submitted and amplified the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” short film challenge!

Here are the finalists for this year’s challenge selected by the Sundance Institute:

La Casa Quebrada by Emiliana Ammirata
The Unveiling by Ryan Bloom
La Siembra by Esteban Cruz
Breathe In Breathe Out by Sachin Dharwadker
Blessing by Maria Dibizheva
RUN by Thea Gajic
Putting the Fire Out by Leah Galant
Ok, Call Me Back by Emily Ann Hoffman
Persephone Goes Home by Laura Holliday
Head Space by Emma Huibregtse
Grandpa, Remember Me? by Alex Kamb
Zero Star Hotel by Vasilis Kekatos
Mile Down Lake Street by Dylan McGale
Comedians by Johanna Nyberg
Pangaea by Olivia Peace
Burning in Birmingham by Tyler Rabinowitz
Standby by Charlotte Regan
Part II by Minnie Schedeen
DOG JR by Matt Sorensen
The Wizard in the Woods by George Summers

Sunshine and Rain by Vish Vallabhaneni
Moko: A Film About a Maori Poet by Félix Vaunois
Exes by Aden Wexberg
The Final Wish by Linhan Zhang
Can I Please Go To the Bathroom? by Jessie Zinn

Winners will be announced November 18th. Watch and vote on all of the finalists’ films today at and follow @Project1324 for challenge updates.