Sundance Film Festivalorganisers have announced a line-up of 86 short films for January's event andwill also introduce a jury prize for international short film-makers.
Titles include Just AClown by Capturing The Friedmans director Andrew Jarecki, Nobody's Perfect by the actor Hank Azaria, and Destino, Dominique Monfery's completed animated short thatwas begun more than 60 years ago by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
A strong internationalcontingent includes new offerings from a trio of award-winning film-makers - MountainHead by Japan's Koji Yamamura, LittleLight (Petite Lumiere) by Senegal's Alain Gomis and Slowly Silently by South Korea's Jinoh Park.
All in all festivalprogrammers received 3,389 worldwide submissions and whittled the list down to53 American and 33 international titles.
The films will screen eitherbefore features or under the Short Film Programme, the Frontier category or theNative Forum of the main festival, which runs from Jan 15-25 2004.
The jury prize in internationalshort film-making is open to all international films under 30 minutes inlength. American short films of less than 30 minutes in length are eligible forthe corresponding prize in American short film-making.
"This year a staggeringnumber of short films from all over the world were submitted - indicating thatthe short form is gaining recognition and momentum," senior festival programmerTrevor Groth said in a statement.