The Sundance Institute has unveiled a line-up of 65 short films - including new projects from Albert Maysles and Morgan Spurlock - to screen at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.
The shorts were selected from a record 8,102 submissions, 427 more than for the 2012 festival.
Sundance festival director of programming Trevor Groth said the event’s short film section “is comprised of bold works by adventurous film makers who have mastered creative ways to embody their unique perspectives in the short form on screen. The selections represent the immensely varied and dynamic approaches to storytelling that will inspire audiences with their huge accomplishments within a limited time frame.”
The festival’s international narrative short section will include three films - Fyzal Boulifa’s The Curse, Romala Garai’s Scrubber and Mahalia Belo’s Volume - from the UK, two - Sam de Jong’s Magnesium and Aaron Douglas Johnston’s Today and Tomorrow - from the Netherlands and, from China, Tae-young Kim’s You Are More Beautiful.
Included in the line-up of US narrative shorts are two from director Robert Machoian. Movies Made From Home #6 and Movies Made From Home #15
The documentary section includes Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s The Battle of amfAR, Maysles’ The Secret of Trees and Spurlock’s You Don’t Know Jack.
Full details of the shorts line-up are available at http://www.sundance.org/festival.