Slamdance shorts include Beyond program

Fest also features docu, anarchy titles

Slamdance is launching its shorts program including a Beyond section to showcase “bold and daring” films from emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers that are either world or U.S. premieres.

The Beyond section includes the world premiere of Cullen Hoback’s “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” featuring Margaret Atwood and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The shorts programs includes 67 films including 32 live action shorts, 10 documentary shorts, 19 animated films and an anarchy section.

Slamdance, launched 19 years ago as an alternative to Sundance, will take place Jan. 18-24 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn. All films in competition have budgets under $1 million.

“Our focus is to keep innovation in filmmaking forefront by highlighting films expanding the vista of independent film,” said Peter Baxter, Slamdance president and co-founder.

The Beyond program lineup includes J.R. Hughto’s “Diamond on Vinyl,” Adrian Sitaru’s “Domestic” and Gami Orbegoso’s “Musgo.”

The live action lineup includes “37,” A Time in a Dark Cloud,” “All You Can Eat,” “Baby Blues,” “Caterwaul,” “Donald Cried,” “Dreemer,” “Fireworks,” “For Dorian,” “Gigantic,” “Glory Days,” “Hearts of Napalm,” “Indoor,” “Josephine and the Roach,” “Keep The Fire,” “Lu’bba,” “Maelstrom,” “Pearl Was Here,” “Prometheus,” “Resurrection Slope,” “Rotkop,” “Seed Story,” “Shale,” “Spark,” “Start the Engine and Reverse,” “Summer Suit,” “Suspended,” “Sweetheart,” “The Devil’s Ballroom,” “The Robber,” “To The Bone” and “Turtle.”

Documentary shorts include “April,” “Chicken and Zoe,” “Good Karma $1,” “Lollywood,” “Rebel, Rebel, Rebel,” “The Sandwich Nazi,” “The Birdman,” “The Corner Garden,” “The Mercantile” and “Track by Track.”

The anarchy lineup includes “Desert Hopes,” “Fix,” “Sci-Fly,” “Shepherds, Have You Seen My Love?,” “The Compositor” and “The War Profiteers.”

Animated entries include “An Elegy for Eden,” “Baboon,” “Ballpit,” “Bermuda,” “Drifters,” “El Delirio Del Pez Leon,” “Gum,” “Home,” “I am Tom Moody,” “Noodle Fish,” “Royal Issues,” “Shelter,” “Snail Trail,” “Sugarcoat,” “Tap to Retry,” “The Eater,” “The Jennings Account,” “Triangle” and “What is Dead May Never Die.”

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