Watch 12 of the 65 Sundance Short Films Selected
Sundance Film Festival still feels like the Grail of Independent Filmmakers. In disgrace for few years after too few distribution deals were made and too many not-so-indie projects were selected, it really picked up again two years ago, when its Grand Jury Winner, Like Crazy, sold for $4 millions to Sony and 44 deals were closed that year.
Of course this global love and public attention can be overwhelming, and this year, once again, a new level of submissions was reached, 8, 102 short films were submitted for this year festival, 427 more than 2012, for only 65 happy selected.
When you look at the graph above, you quickly realize that being one of the 65 doesn’t mean much either, because it’s 65 short films all categories included. This gives you a real perspective on a) how slim your chances of getting in are (in other words, not being selected doesn’t mean your film is terrible) and b) how amazing and career-boosting being selected means too.
Last year, 9 shorts were put online, this year, 12 of them have been made available and you can watch them below. All of them are from the US Selection except for Irish Folk Furniture (Irish) and The Event (US/UK). Interesting fact, none of them are longer than 10 minutes.
My favorites from this selection are Apocalypse, What Do We Have In Our Pocket?, Catnip: Egress to Oblivion and Broken Night.
What are yours?
Watch below and share your thoughts: