We are so excited to be covering 2022 Slamdance this year! Now in its 28th year, the LA-based organization has evolved into a multi-faceted artist-led organization that serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers, and storytellers from around the world with a series of year-round initiatives. Chosen from over 1,124 submissions, this year’s lineup features films from around the globe, including Germany, Australia, Iran, Canada, China, Italy, Poland, and the UK among others.

The festival will be running virtually from January 27th, 2022 to February 6th. An all-access virtual pass costs just $10 and includes accessible on-demand streaming for the duration of the festival. Here’s a list of some the films we’re excited for that you will be able to catch during the festival. The full lineup can be accessed here.

Be Right Back (Breakouts – Germany)

Directed by Frauke Havemann, written by Frauke Havemann, Peter Stamer, and Matthias Wittekindt

Logline: With the appearance of a mysterious stranger, the absurd everyday life of four people living in an abandoned vacation resort in the woods comes apart at the seams.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/664368442

Facing Monsters (Breakouts – Australia)

Facing Monsters

Directed and written by Bentley Dean

Logline: Facing Monsters is a feature length documentary that digs deep into the psyche of West Australian ‘slab wave’ surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZkQ8Nwn9yw

Fury (Documentary Features – Poland)


Directed and written by Krzysztof Kasior

Logline: Aleksandra Rola is a Polish MMA champion with a complicated backstory preparing for the World Championships in Las Vegas.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj91LfLQGFs

Hannah Ha Ha (Narratives Feature – USA)

Hannah Ha Ha

Directed and written by Jordan Tetewsky, Joshua Pikovsky

Logline: A kind-hearted townie living with her aging father is pulled in different directions by her type-A older brother who returns closer to home and imposes his lifestyle choices on the family.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJVhMBJzCI

Honeycomb (Narrative Features – Canada)


Written and directed by Avalon Fast

Logline: Five girls stray from society on the hunt for something more special…. you can find them if you follow the sound.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTNa6g8o1jQ

Noche del Infierno (Hell Night) (Unstoppable Shorts – USA)

Directed by Andrew Reid, written by Jesenia Ruiz and Roberto Saieh

Logline: Three freshman pledges must denounce cultural stereotypes and survive a magical test to gain entry into the most prestigious Latina sorority.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBibAluafU0

Poppy (Unstoppable Features – New Zealand)

Written and directed by Linda Niccol

Logline: A young woman with Down syndrome is forced to employ secret strategies to achieve her ambition of becoming an apprentice motor mechanic.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiczzupzOyY

Therapy Dogs (Narrative Features – Canada)

Therapy Dogs

Directed by Ethan Eng, written by Ethan Eng and Justin Morrice

Logline: Two best friends set out to create the ultimate senior video for their graduating class of 2019.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFi_6-Q963E

Ultrainocencia (Narrative Features – Spain)

Directed by Manuel Arija, written by Manuel Arija, David Climent and Pablo Molinero

Logline: Does God exist? Two blessed and rather bold test subjects, Orión and Adán, intend to prove it in a scientific experiment run by a mysterious religious organisation.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdTBmwowoaU

Yelling Fire In An Empty Theater (Narrative Features – USA)

Yelling Fire In An Empty Theater

Written and directed by Justin Zuckerman

Logline: A young woman moves to New York and becomes entangled in her roommates’ tumultuous relationship.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TOYtviIUyk


Learn more about Slamdance 2022: https://slamdance.com/festival/

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