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Sundance unveils shorts roster

9 December 2014 1:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Top brass have announced 60 films culled from 8,061 submissions across four categories – Us and international narrative, documentary and animation.

“This year’s short film-makers have broken through their limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after each film has ended,” said senior programmer Mike Plante.

The Short Film programme is presented by YouTube.

Sundance 2015 is set to run in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, from January 22 to February 1.

All synopses provided by the festival.

Us Narrative Short Films


Jeremy Hersh

The film follows the relationship between a young, aspiring actress and an established off-Broadway star.

A.D. 1363, The End Of Chivalry (USA-New Zealand)

Jake Mahaffy

A little-known historical catastrophe leads to the definitive end of the era of chivalry and questing.

Color Neutral

Jennifer Reeves

A color explosion sparkles, bubbles, and fractures in this handcrafted 16mm film. Jennifer Reeves utilises »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Playing The Video Game In 'Her,' Animator Announces Release Of First Real Game

20 June 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After a seriously ridiculous string of parodies and mashups (and let's not forget James Franco's ruminations on the movie), here's a look back on Spike Jonze's lovely, aching and bruising "Her" that turns the spotlight on a portion of the film you might have forgotten about. As the movie lays out its not-so-distant future world, among the technologies that are laid out—including the very personalized, Siri-esque O.S.—are immersive, interactive, gesture-controlled, 3D video games. It's sorta like Kinect on crack and with much more filthy language. Anyway, the film's animator David OReilly cut together an edited video of those sequences, with Joaquin Phoenix playing the alien world game, and not only that, has announced his first actual real game. And sorry, it's not the one from "Her." Instead, it's called "Mountain," but it certainly does allow for lots of player input. Here's Mashable's summary of what »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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