86 Shorts Sets for Sundance '04
by Eugene Hernandez
Sundance programmers will screen 86 short films at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival (January 15-25). Fifty-three of those are American entries, while 33 are international shorts. This year's submissions hit 3,389 (with more than 2,500 of them coming from the U.S.) New at Sundance this year will be a jury prize in international short filmmaking, alongside the annual American short film competition.
Short films have again been chose in the narrative, documentary, frontier, and native forum categories. The complete list of films is available now, here at indieWIRE.com.
"As a whole, the festival's commitment to international films is continuing to evolve and expand, and we're thrilled to introduce the jury prize in international short filmmaking for the first time," said Sundance senior programmer Trevor Groth, in a prepared statement. "This year, a staggering number of short films from all over the world were submitted -- indicating that the short form is gaining recognition and momentum."