2013 Sundance Film Festival

The 2013 Festival takes place January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Is an annual music festival held in Leicester, England which focuses on indie, alternative, and local music. The festival began as a one-dayer in 2001 and has grown year on year since then, adding first one and then two campsites, and now involves five stages.

The Sundance Film Festival®
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival® sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred SM; Leadership Sponsors – DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, FOCUS FORWARD, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Intel Corporation, L’Oréal Paris, Recycled Paper Greetings, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM PROGRAM

U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
The Apocalypse / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Zuchero) — Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea for how to spend their Saturday afternoon.

Black Metal / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kat Candler) — After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, one fan creates a chain reaction for the lead singer of a black metal band.

Boneshaker / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Frances Bodomo) — An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child.

Broken Night / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Guillermo Arriaga) — A young woman and her fouryear-old daughter drive across desolated hills. Everything looks fine and they seem to enjoy the ride, until
an accident sends them into the nightmare of darkness.

The Captain / Australia, U.S.A. (Directors: Nash Edgerton, Spencer Susser, Screenwriters: Nash Edgerton, Spencer Susser, Taika Waititi) — A man wakes up with a hangover, only to discover the consequences of his actions.

The Cub / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Riley Stearns) — Wolves make the best parents.

GUN / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Spencer Gillis) — Roy purchases a handgun to protect his wife and newborn baby after a terrifying home invasion. The newfound sense of power Roy feels carrying the weapon becomes an obsession, leading him down a reckless path that may have tragic consequences.

Karaoke! / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew F. Renzi) — On a night out in New York City, a young man tries to avoid his problems.

K.I.T. / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Morgan) — A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppi goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person.

Movies Made From Home # 6 / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Machoian) — Debbie is good at playing hide and seek – so good she is often hard to find.

Movies Made From Home # 6 / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Machoian) — Debbie is good at playing hide and seek – so good she is often hard to find.

Movies Made From Home # 15 / U.S.A. (Director: Robert Machoian) — Robert attempts to keep himself healthy and fit so he can live as long as possible, unaware of what that really means.

Palimpsest / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Tyburski, Screenwriters: Michael Tyburski, Ben Nabors) — A successful house tuner provides clients with a unique form of therapy that examines subtle details in their living spaces.

#PostModem / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva) — A comedic, satirical,
sci-fi pop musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists, #PostModem is the story of
two Miami girls and how they deal with technological singularity, as told through a series of cinematic
tweets.

Record/Play / U.S.A. (Director: Jesse Atlas, Screenwriters: Aaron Wolfe, Jesse Atlas) — War, fate, and a
broken Walkman transcend time and space in this sci-fi love story.

Skin / U.S.A. (Director: Jordana Spiro, Screenwriters: Jordana Spiro, David Pablos) — A young taxidermist and small town loner is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. Just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

Social Butterfly / France, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Lauren Wolkstein) — When a 30-year-old American woman attends a teenage party in the south of France, guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

What Do We Have in Our Pockets? / Israel, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Goran Dukic) — A most unusual love story unravels when the objects in a young man’s pockets come to life. Based on a short story by Etgar Keret.

Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra.

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
The Companion / Peru (Director and screenwriter: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio) — The Curse / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Fyzal Boulifa) — The Date / Finland (Director and screenwriter: Jenni Toivoniemi) — Le Futur Proche / Canada (Director: Sophie Goyette, Screenwriters: Sophie Goyette, Madeleine David) — Jonah / Tanzania, United Kingdom (Director: Kibwe Tavares, Screenwriter: Jack Thorne) — Magnesium / Netherlands (Director: Sam de Jong, Screenwriter: Shady El-Hamus) — Night Shift / New Zealand (Director and screenwriter: Zia Mandviwalla) — On Suffocation / Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Jenifer Malmqvist) — Scrubber / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Romola Garai) — The song of the Mechanical Fish / Russian Federation (Director and screenwriter: Philipp Yuryev) — Summer Vacation / Israel (Directors: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit, Screenwriters: Tal Granit, Sharon
Maymon) — Today and Tomorrow / Netherlands (Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston, Screenwriter: Jesse van’t Hull) — Volume / United Kingdom (Director: Mahalia Belo, Screenwriter: Ingeborg Topsøe) — You Are More Than Beautiful / China, Hong Kong (Director: Tae-yong Kim)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone) / United Kingdom, Sierra Leone (Director: Anna Cady) — The

Battle of amfAR / U.S.A. (Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Screenwriter: Sharon Wood) — Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? / U.S.A.(Director: Jason Willis) — Endless Day / Germany (Director: Anna Frances Ewert) —  Fall to Grace / U.S.A. (Director: Alexandra Pelosi) — Irish Folk Furniture / Ireland (Director: Tony Donoghue) —  Outlawed in Pakistan / Pakistan, U.S.A. (Directors: Habiba Nosheen, Hilke Schellmann) — Paraíso / U.S.A. (Director: Nadav Kurtz) — The Roper / U.S.A. (Director: Ewan McNicol) — The Secret of Trees / U.S.A. (Director: Albert Maysles) — Skinningrove / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Almereyda) — A Story for the Modlins / Spain (Director: Sergio Oksman, Screenwriter: Sergio Oksman) — When the Zombies come / U.S.A. (Director: Jon Hurst) — The Whistle / Poland (Director: Grzegorz Zariczny) — You Don’t Know Jack / U.S.A. (Director: Morgan Spurlock)

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
Benjamin’s Flowers / Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Malin Erixon) — Bite of the Tail / South Korea, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Song E Kim) — The Event / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director: Julia Pott, Screenwriter: Tom Chivers) — Feral / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Sousa) — In Hanford / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Chris Mars) — Marcel, King of Tervuren / U.S.A. (Director: Tom Schroeder, Screenwriter: Ann Berckmoes) — Oh Willy… / Belgium, France, Netherlands (Directors and screenwriters: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef) — Seraph / U.S.A. (Director: Dash Shaw, Screenwriters: John Cameron Mitchell, Dash Shaw) — Thank You / U.S.A. (Directors: Pendleton Ward, Tom Herpich, Screenwriters: Pendleton Ward, Tom Herpich) — Tram / France, Czech Republic (Director and screenwriter: Michaela Pavlátová)

NEW FRONTIER SHORT FILMS
An electrifying celebration of innovation in filmmaking, these New Frontier shorts energize the mind through bold aesthetics and thought-provoking content.

The Capsule / Greece (Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Screenwriters: Athina Rachel Tsangari,  Aleksandra Waliszewska) — Century / U.S.A. (Director: Kevin Jerome Everson) — Datamosh / U.S.A. (Director: Yung Jake) — Iyeza / South Africa (Director and screenwriter: Kudzanai Chiurai) — Primate Cinema: Apes As Family / Scotland, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rachel Mayeri) — Reindeer / United Kingdom (Director: Eva Weber) — Sirocco / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Hisham Bizri) — Until the Quiet Comes / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kahlil Joseph)

 

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