Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
Smáfuglar ( 2 Birds) has been chosen for The Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival 2009.
"The shorts program at Sundance has long been a place to discover new talent, and this year's directors are no exception," said John Cooper, Sundance Film Festival Director of Programming. "We are seeing very accomplished filmmaking, with some of the most entertaining and engaging films in the Festival."
"It is indicative of the quality of the work that we programmed a record 96 films this year. The program is terrific from top to bottom, with a nice balance of different genres, tones and styles," said Trevor Groth, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer. "From clever animation and really funny performances to provocative subject matters and completely bizarre imagery and stories, this year's filmmakers are truly original storytellers. We are thrilled to be able to present thi in theatres at the Festival and a selection of thi online through iTunes for those who can't make it to Park City."
Short films screen in Festival theatres prior to a feature film or as part of one of the Festival's eight short film programs. During the Festival, a Short Film Jury awards prizes based on outstanding achievient and merit in U.S. and International Short Filmmaking. The 2009 Short Film Program Awards Ceriony will be held Tuesday, January 20th.
This year, the Sundance Film Festival will highlight an exclusive selection of 10 short films over 10 days on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com). All 10 films will be available as FREE downloads beginning January 15 and running through January 25, 2009. Sundance has partnered with Shorts International to provide digital distribution services and encoding services to the selection of 2009 films.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 9:47 AM