With Sundance Film Festival 2013 kicking off in less than ten days, there are many feature-length films we’re anticipating, but the Park City-based event also has some of the year’s best short films on display. While we’ve already indicated our anticipation for new shorts from Nash Edgerton, Albert Maysles, Guillermo Arriaga and more, we’ve now got six shorts showing at the festival that are available to stream now. From promos for Flying Lotus to Sigur Ros music videos to films about catnip, reindeer and more, check them all out below. [Short of the Week]
Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?
PARODY ABOUT CORRUPTION IN FOUND FOOTAGE
Jason Willis / 7 min / USA
Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost drug educational film that never-was, “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?”. A Sundance 2013 short film.
EXPERIMENTAL ABOUT THE END IN ANIMATION
Julia Pott / 3 min / UK
Animation star Julia Pott is back with a new work based off a poem by Tom Chivers. Tagline—Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. A Sundance 2013 short film.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT IDENTITY IN LIVE-ACTION
Ewan McNicol / 6 min / USA
Kendrick, an up-and-coming calf roper from Louisiana, shares his dream of reaching the Las Vegas rodeo finals.
Until the Quiet Comes
MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT BEAUTY IN LIVE-ACTION
Khalil Joseph / 4 min / USA
A promo for electronic artist Flying Lotus, the impressionistic vision of rising star Khalil Joseph is displayed in this short, dreamlike trip through a Los Angeles project. A Sundance 2013 short film.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NATURE IN LIVE-ACTION
Eva Weber / 3 min / UK
Journeying 400 kilometers above the polar circle to Karigasniemi village in Utsjoki, Finland, filmmaker Eva Weber captures the reindeer herding that has been the livelihood of the Arctic’s indigenous Sámi people for countless generations. A Sundance 2013 short film.
MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT IDENTITY IN ANIMATION
Dash Shaw / 7 min / USA
A music video film, part of Sigur Ros’ celebrated “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, “Seraph” depicts a boy’s travails through life as he struggles to understand himself. A Sundance 2013 short film.
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