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Don't miss the short side of Sundance: Festival announces short film program

Don't miss the short side of Sundance: Festival announces short film program

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year’s Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

2010 Vimeo Festival Awards: OOPS

2010 Vimeo Festival Awards: OOPS

oops from Chris Beckman on Vimeo. Chris Beckman won the Experimental Short category at the first ever Vimeo Awards held this year with his 10 minute compilation of “appropriated digital video” footage collected from YouTube of people dropping their cameras. In addition to great segues between each clip, I especially really like the second one…

PAC MAN: THE MOVIE

PAC MAN: THE MOVIE

PACMAN: THE MOVIE TRAILER from Therefore Productions on Vimeo. It seems like every other day there’s a rumor of some comic book character or hit video game franchise being made into a movie. And when the suits aren’t moving fast enough, some impatient fans go one step further and actually create trailers on their own,…

We asked some of our friends to film their favorite tweets.

We asked some of our friends to film their favorite tweets.

Twitter: The Criterion Collection from sween on Vimeo. In an attempt to answer the question, “What if Twitter came to life?” various people submitted their filmed reenactments of other people’s tweets which were then compiled into this single video of hilarity. This is an example of when the combined collective creativity, talent, and humor of…

Parkour motion reel

Parkour motion reel

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo. Serene Teh, a graphic design student in Singapore, created for one of her courses this super fresh flip book animation depicting the aggressive urban sport of Parkour aka Extreme Walking. I think it’s safe to assume she got good marks from the teacher for this effort.

Bruce Weber: Gone Fishing online exhibition

Bruce Weber: Gone Fishing online exhibition

Last night Sundance Channel launched the first online exhibition from acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Bruce Weber entitled GONE FISHING – A LITTLE JOURNEY IN MY BACKYARD. The exhibition includes more than 70 photos, video from many of his films, and a wealth of information on Weber himself. You can even watch his short film YOU…

A short dose of David Lynch

A short dose of David Lynch

IN SHORT: DAVID LYNCH screens Thursday at 10PM on Sundance Channel.

David Lynch’s short films offer us a quick injection of what we might expect from his work… a little bit of mutable reality, a flexible trip through time and space, a taste of wry dead-pan comedy, and of course some grotesque body parts and fluids to both entrance us and make us squirm.

His earliest short, SIX FIGURES GETTING SICK (SIX TIMES), was made in 1965 while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and came out of Lynch’s desire to see his paintings move. What struck me about this short film and several of the others was David Lynch’s early interest in bodily processes (and bodily liquids) and how he projects that on the landscapes of his film in a variety of ways. For example…

GREEN PORNO 2 Film Screening With Isabella Rossellini

GREEN PORNO 2 Film Screening With Isabella Rossellini

Make sure to go out for a Movie Night with Isabella Rossellini. The legendary actress will be presenting her new GREEN PORNO 2 shorts and her father’s film THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm. The event will be held at the IFC Center Wednesday, located at 323 Sixth Avenue, New York,…

Festival Updates Spotlight: Short Films

Festival Updates Spotlight: Short Films

Programmers and filmmakers speak about the importance of short films in the Sundance Film Festival and the exposure it give to emerging talents.

Cassidy Loves Moby: Online Mini-series

Cassidy Loves Moby: Online Mini-series

CASSIDY LOVES MOBY is a series of four short films starring Moby and a curvy plastic Barbie-type doll that falls in love with him at the Sundance Film Festival. The films were shot on location at Sundance ’08, where Moby appeared and performed with his band “The Little Death.”

2009 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Announced

2009 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Announced

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival’s Short Film Program comprises a record 96 short films from 5,632 submissions, from U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions grew by 10% over last year. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.

'Be An Earthkeeper Hero' Video Contest

'Be An Earthkeeper Hero' Video Contest

Are you personally invested in a healthy environment? Do you carefully consider how your lifestyle affects the earth? If the answer is yes, then you are probably an Earthkeeper Hero. You should be recognized for your notable efforts. If you enter the ‘Be An Earthkeeper Hero’ Contest, you might just win some cool prizes: Timberland…

GREEN PORNO Teaser

GREEN PORNO Teaser

Isabella Rossellini wandered into the world of insects by accident when she was trying to save one of her favorite garden plants. As she studied a species of insects that she was intending to use in a symbiotic fashion (saving her plant), she became interested in the intricate and mysterious world of insects. Being in…

5 Things That Have Changed At Sundance By Ari Gold

5 Things That Have Changed At Sundance By Ari Gold

Ari Gold has been to Sundance with three short films: FROG CROSSING in 1997, CULTURE in 1999, and HELICOPTER in 2001. He also came to Park City as an actor in the 2000 Festival feature GROOVE. This year Gold arrives at Sundance with his directorial feature debut; ADVENTURES OF POWER [www.adventuresofpower.com], unfolding the epic story of an air drummer on a mission.

1. Who’s dancing? Stop exchanging business cards for a few minutes, people.

Festival Shorts Online

Festival Shorts Online

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival Short Film Program comprises 83 short films representing 17 countries from 5,107 submissions, from U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions grew by more than 15% over last year. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.

International Dramatic Shorts!

International Dramatic Shorts!

This year’s record number of international shorts offers a compelling look at stories from around the world. There are 42 international short films, up from 28 last year, representing 16 countries. From the torment of a ten-year old Iranian girl to the various collisions of seemingly unrelated worlds, the international shorts challenge our preconceptions and visual conventions.

Columbia Day

Columbia Day

While UCLA and NYU have traditionally been the powerhouse film schools, this seventeen films at Sundance were made by either Columbia University [wwwapp.cc.columbia.edu] Students or Alumni. In The Hollywood Reporter [www.hollywoodreporter.com], programmer Trevor Groth pointed out that the eight Columbia short films make up about 10% of the Shorts program…

Buy My Shorts!

Buy My Shorts!

This year, the citizens of cyberspace will have it one up on those of us actually attending the Festival. Not only will they be able to stream (for free) the same shorts we pay money to see, but they will able to buy short films if the spirit moves them. Starting on January 22, you can click on iTunes, plunk down $1.99, and download a short to play on your computer or ipod. For the more frugal, go to Sundance Festival [www.sundance.tv] site, and then click on “Watch” page.