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Sundance Film Fest Announces Short Film Program

The Sundance Institute announced the films selected for the Short Film Program at the

2005 Sundance Film Festival

, taking place January 20-30, 2005, in Park City, Utah. The festival selected 82 short films — dramatic, documentary, and animated — from a total of 3887 submissions from U.S. and international filmmakers. In addition to screening at the festival in Park City, many of the short films will be available free of charge to film enthusiasts across the globe at the Sundance Online Film Festival starting Jan. 20, for five months following the close of the Festival. As the premiere showcase for American independent film and an important new platform for international independent film, the festival screens films that embody risk-taking, diversity and aesthetic innovation.

Short films have always been a part of the festival program and accessible to all festival-goers. Engaging narrative, compelling documentary and cutting-edge animated short films will be presented before feature-length films, while others will be seen as part of six short film programs, a special program of animated shorts, and two films presented as a special screening. A short film jury will award prizes based on outstanding achievement and merit in International Short Filmmaking for international short films under 30 minutes in length and in American Short Filmmaking for American short films of less than 30 minutes in length.

A major component of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Online Film Festival has been redesigned as the best way to experience the excitement of the Sundance Film Festival for those who can’t be in Park City. Located at

and free of charge, the Sundance Online Film Festival will launch January 20, 2005, and conclude five months later on June 20. In addition to offering worldwide audiences the chance to discover many of the same short films being shown at the Festival, the Online Film Festival will feature the web-exclusive “Frontier” showcase of experimental media, original filmmaker interviews, behind the scenes footage, and daily video highlights from Park City.

The Short Films selected for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival are:


Dramatic Shorts

The Act (Directors: Susan Kraker and Pi Ware)

America’s Biggest Dick (Director: Bryan Boyce)

American Fame Pt. 2: Forgetting Jonathan Brandis (Director: Cam Archer)

Among Thieves (Director: Oscar Daniels)

Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (Director: Miguel Arteta)

Billy’s Dad is a Fudge-Packer (Director: Jamie Donahue)

Broadcast 23 (Director: Tom Putnam)

Choked (Director: Brad Barnes)

Cry For Help (Director: Nicholas McCarthy)

Eating (Director: Rebecca Cutter)

Estes Avenue (Director: Paul Cotter)

Everything’s Gone Green (Director: Aaron Ruell)

Exactly (Director: Lisa Leone)

Flotsam/Jetsam (Director: David Zellner)

Goodnight Irene (Director: Sterlin Harjo)

Husk (Director: Brett A. Simmons)

In the Morning (Director: Danielle Lurie)

In Time (Directors: Maurice A. Dwyer and Adetoro Makinde)

The Last Full Measure (Director: Alexandra Kerry)

Late Bloomer (Director: Craig Macneill)

Let The Good Times Roll (Directors: Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn)

Love and Laundry (Director: Barbara Alvarez)

Mary (Director: Aaron Ruell)

Motion Studies #3: Gravity (Director: Jake Mahaffy)

Oh My God (Director: John Bryant)

One Weekend A Month (Director: Eric Escobar)

Planet of the Arabs (Director: Jacqueline Salloum)

Pura Lengua (All Tongue) (Director: Aurora Guerrero)

The Raftman’s Razor (Director: Keith Bearden)

Raw (Director: Tonia Lynn Barber)

The Sailor’s Girl (Director: Brett Simon)

Spelling Bee (Director: Phil Dornfeld)

Staring At The Sun (Director: Toby Wilkins)

Swim Test (Director: Alex Chung)

A Thousand Roads (Director: Chris Eyre)

Un Dia En La Vida (Director: Marco Orsini)

West Bank Story (Director: Ari Sandel)

The Youth In Us (Director: Joshua Leonard)

Documentary Shorts

Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story (Directors: Terrence Fisher and Daniel Howard)

Dimmer (Director: Talmage Cooley)

The Fair (Director: Jason Rayles)

Family Portrait (Director: Patricia Riggen)

The Last Days of Jonathan Perlo (Director: Joe Warson)

Natchiliagniaqtuguk Aapagalu – Seal Hunting with Dad (Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean)

Recycle (Directors: Vasco Nunes and Ondi Timoner)

Saving Jackie (Director: Selena A. Burks)

Small Town Secrets (Director: Katherine Leggett)

Animated Shorts

9 (Director: Shane Acker)

A Buck’s Worth (Director: Tatia Rosenthal)

The Meaning of Life (Director: Don Hertzfeldt)

Motel (Director: Thor Freudenthal)


Dramatic Shorts

being bad / UK/France (Director: Laurence Coriat)

BerocCa / UK (Director: Martin Taylor)

Con Diva (With Diva) / Spain (Director: Sebastian Mantilla)

Con Que La Lavare? / Spain (Director: María Trénor)

Elephant Palm Tree / UK (Director: Kara Miller)

Elke’s Visit / Spain (Director: Morgan Dews)

Email to Mom / Peru (Director: Gerardo Ruiz Miñán)

From Cherry English / Canada (Director: Jeff Barnaby)

Fuel / Australia (Director: Nash Edgerton)

Green Bush / Australia (Director: Warwick Thornton)

Home Game / Norway (Director: Martin Lund)

Kare Kare Zvako – Mother’s Day / Zimbabwe (Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga)

Kid / Mexico (Director: Tim Parsa)

MatÁlo! / France (Director: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire)

Pizza Shop / Canada (Director: Mark Mainguy)

Plains Empty / Australia (Director: Beck Cole)

Stronger / Canada (Director: Debra Felstead)

Tama Tu / New Zealand (Director: Taika Waititi)

Tongue Bully / Canada (Director: Annie Bradley)

Victoria Para Chino / US/Mexico (Director: Cary Fukunaga)

Waiting for the Man / Canada (Director: Rob Stefaniuk)

WASP / UK (Director: Andrea Arnold)

Documentary Shorts

The Children of Leningradsky / Poland (Directors: Hanna Polak and Andrzej Celinski)

Meet Michael Oppenheim / Israel (Director: Roni Abulafia)

Solo Un Cargador / Peru (Director: Juan Alejandro Ramírez)

Animated Shorts

The Birthday / Finland (Director: Kari Juusonen)

Fallen Art / Poland (Director: Tomek Baginski)

It’s Like That / Australia (Director: Southern Ladies Animation Group)

Moo(n) / uk (Director: Leigh Hodgkinson)

Ryan / Canada (Director: Chris Landreth)

Through My Thick Glasses / Norway (Director: Pjotr Sapegin)