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Sixty-eight short films will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19–29.
The Institute’s support for short films extends internationally and year-round. Select Festival short films are presented as a traveling program at over 50 theaters in the U.S. and Canada each year, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and in partnership with The Guardian and The New York Times’ Op-Docs, »
- Sydney Levine
With their feature film line-up now set (see here and here), Sundance have unveiled their 2017 short program, which in past years has included such gems as World of Tomorrow, Glove, and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. This year’s line-up includes Kristen Stewart‘s Come Swim, featuring a score by St. Vincent, as well as Project X, the latest film from Citizenfour director Laura Poitras.
Check out the full line-up of 68 films below, along with the first look at Stewart’s film.
U.S. Narrative Short Films
American Paradise / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Joe Talbot) — A desperate man in Trump’s America tries to shift his luck with the perfect crime in this story inspired by true events.
Cecile on the Phone / U.S.A. (Director: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Screenwriters: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ellen Greenberg) — Overwhelmed by doubt and confusion after her ex-boyfriend’s return to New York, Cecile embarks on »
- Leonard Pearce
Sundance Film Festival just gave attendees 68 new reasons to look forward to the January event with the announcement of their short films program that features several titles for genre fans to keep an eye on, including the creature short feature Kaiju Bunraku, the suburban satanic cult-centric Fucking Bunnies, and the post-apocalyptic Dawn of the Deaf.
We have the official press release below with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for our upcoming coverage of the festival.
Press Release: Park City, Ut — Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.
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- Derek Anderson
The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled 68 titles for its Shorts program, which will screen in addition to complement their U.S. Dramatic, Documentary, Next and World competitive slates. From a former Ya sensation to some of Hollywood’s legacies, the program’s focus includes features, docs and animated efforts across the board. Kristen Stewart’s “Come Swim,” which she wrote and directed, is described as “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.” Also Read: Jennifer Aniston and Jenny Slate Indies, Hulk Hogan-Gawker Doc Lead Sundance 2017 Lineup That will debut in the narrative section, »
- Matt Donnelly
Short film lovers, never fear, the Sundance Film Festival has not forgotten about you. After rolling out their various feature categories, the annual winter festival has now announced their full short film lineup, including narratives, documentaries, animated offerings and midnight chillers. The slate is packed with picks from such diverse filmmakers as Laura Poitras (who will screen her latest, “Project X,” co-directed with Henrik Moltke, at the festival) and Kristen Stewart (who will make her directorial debut with “Come Swim”), along with Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zachary Zezima, E.G. Bailey and many, many more.
If you’re hoping to find the next big thing in independent filmmaking, start here. Among the shorts the festival has shown in recent years are “World of Tomorrow,” “Thunder Road,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Gregory Go Boom.”
Read More: Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and Next Lineups, Including Returning Favorites and Major Contenders
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- Kate Erbland
Kristen Stewart’s directorial debut, “Come Swim,” which she created as part of Refinery29’s women-helmed Shatterbox Anthology series, will screen at the Sundance Film Festival alongside 67 other short films announced Tuesday. The shorts round out a program of competition and Next films, format-bending New Frontier projects, and star-driven Premiere and Midnight titles unveiled over the previous week.
Other shorts of potential interest include “Cecile on the Phone,” co-written and directed by Annabelle Dexter-Jones (daughter of Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, sister of DJ Mark Ronson), and Joe Talbot’s “American Paradise.” Though feature filmmakers haven’t necessarily had time to process the impact of the recent election, Talbot’s satirical short imagines life under a Trump presidency.
Among the documentary shorts, Oscar winner Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) unveils her latest, “Project X,” while Lewie Kloster’s “Legal Smuggling With Christine Choy” chronicles a crazy chapter in the life of Oscar nominee Choy (“Who Killed Vincent Chin? »
- Peter Debruge
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