Sundance Institute unveiled Tuesday the short films selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Sixty-four short films were chosen from a record 7,675 submissions — a 16% increase over submissions for the 2011 fest. The festival runs January 19-29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The 2012 short film program is presented by Yahoo, which will feature some of the shorts on Yahoo! Screen, Yahoo’s premium video destination, where viewers can vote for their favorite. The winning filmmaker will be presented with the Yahoo! Audience Award at the end of the festival.
U.S. SHORT FILMS
This year’s 32 U.S. short films were selected from 4,083 submissions.
U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
’92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card (Director: Todd Sklar, Screenwriters: Todd Sklar, Alex Rennie) — Jim and Dave are brothers who haven’t spoken in years and don’t like each other very much, but are forced to come together for a week when their dad dies in Kansas City. A limited edition 1992 Skybox Series Alonzo Mourning rookie card is a point of contention.
The Arm (Directors and screenwriters: Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis) — In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve, a girl he meets at a yogurt shop.
The Black Balloon (Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie) — The Black Balloon strays from the herd and experiences what life as an individual is like. He explores New York City in the deepest way, seeing all of its characters.