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Sundance steps out on Web

Fest to consider online work including animation, live-action, experimental

The Sundance Institute is set to go cyber.

Institute officials announced Wednesday that next year they will launch an online film festival to coincide with the Sundance Film Fest, skedded Jan. 18-28. The online festival, which will launch on Jan. 18 on http://www.sundance.org, will showcase a selection of new works developed specifically for the web and a retrospective of past Web highlights.

“The Sundance Institute has always been interested in exploring innovative work, and the dynamic material currently being generated for the Web is something that we are excited to present,” said Geoff Gilmore, Co-Director of the Sundance Film Festival.

Powered by Streamsearch.com, fest — which is accepting submissions — is open to mixed-media pieces that have been made for exhibition across the Internet. All types of work will be considered including animation, live-action, docus, interactive and experimental.

For information and submission dates, call (310) 360-1981.

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