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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Sundance Festival Releases Films Lists

The annual Sundance Film Festival is coming up quickly now – it is scheduled for Jan 19-29 in Park City, Salt Lake City and surrounding communities.

The promo machine is churning now, with almost daily news articles previewing the festival. Recently the festival released lists of films for the Premier and Shorts categories. A few famous names are showing up in film credits, both for acting and directing. publishes articles predicting where members of the public are likely to encounter film stars, and Sundance is an obvious choice. That website offers this article listing films associated with famous names.

The LA Times has this article describing films in the short film category. Here’s a quote:

Getting a short film into the Sundance Film Festival is harder than getting accepted to Harvard, Yale or UC Berkeley with a C average.

The statistics are spectacularly daunting. For January’s festival, 4,083 American shorts were submitted for 32 narrative, documentary and animated slots, with 3,592 international films were submitted for 26 narrative, documentary and animated openings, according to the list of accepted shorts released Tuesday.

If you’re doing the math, that’s 58 out of 7,675 — about 0.75%.

There is still time to get make reservations to participate in screenings and other activities at Sundance. But slots will fill up fast so act now if you want to join the fun. The festival website has good information about “How to Sundance.”


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