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10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

Shorts are in many ways a rite of passage for budding filmmakers. They’re made of mistakes, charm and life—and with the realities of cost, time and effort. And some directors break through to showcase at Sundance Film Festival, where they have the chance of catching the eye of the person (or company) that will fund their next project. These are 10 Sundance shorts by directors who went on to make names for themselves–and as an added bonus, you can watch them all right now online. Enjoy!

The late Kim Jong-il — Movie producer and film buff

The late Kim Jong-il — Movie producer and film buff

The Internet is teeming with remembrances of North Korea’s recently departed Dear Leader. They run the gamut from the weirdly hysterical to the geopolitical, but here at SUNfiltered we’re mainly concerned with the dictator’s cinematic legacy. He was a big film buff, but he also dabbled in producing. His greatest achievement had to be the monster movie PULGASARI. He definitely had his own unique style of getting a movie made. We don’t like to speak ill of the dead, but North Korea’s future supreme leader kidnapped South Korean director Shin Sang-Ok, along with his wife, actress Choe Un-Hee, and forced them to make this little bit of cinema history. Take that, Harvey Weinstein.