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Sundance reveals pix on its shorts list

82 pics culled from 3,887 submissions

NEW YORK – The Sundance Institute unveiled a list of 82 short films that made the cut for its upcoming Sundance Film Festival Monday. Highlights in the fest’s short U.S. dramatic section will include “The Good Girl” helmer Miguel Arteta’s “Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?,” Alexandra Kerry’s “The Last Full Measure,” Chris Eyre’s “A Thousand Roads” and two shorts by “Napoleon Dynamite” star Aaron Ruell, “Mary” and “Everything’s Gone Green.”

Sundance alumni in the short docu section included Vasco Nunes and Ondi Timoner whose “Recycle” is amongst nine short docus admitted. Timoner’s “Dig!” won top honors in Sundance’s docu category last year.

The Sundance fest – slated to run Jan. 20-30 – tapped 82 domestic and international short films to run in its dramatic, docu and animated categories.

Sundance culled its picks from 3,887 submissions.

Short fims are screened prior to feature length films at the festival. Many of the fest’s shorts will also screen via the Internet in the Sundance Online Film Festival, which kicks off Jan. 20.

“Short films have always had an important role in cinema,” said Sundance director of programming John Cooper. “As the tools required to create films have become more accessible, new voices have emerged, making short films the epicenter for some of the most creative and challenging work being done today.”

NOMINATIONS

U.S. SHORT FILMS

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)

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS

Dramatic Shorts

BEING BAD / UK/France (Director: Laurence Coriat)
BEROCCA / UK (Director: Martin Taylor)
CON DIVA (WITH DIVA) / Spain (Director: Sebastian Mantilla)
CON QUÉ LA LAVARÉ? / 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)

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