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Sundance Unveils 1999 Short Film Lineup

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 16, 1998 at 2:0AM

Sundance Unveils 1999 Short Film Lineup
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Sundance Unveils 1999 Short Film Lineup

by Mark Rabinowitz




The Sundance Film Festival announced the final piece in the lineup for
the upcoming 15th edition of the benchmark film event, revealing the 58
short films selected from 1,730 submissions (up from almost 1,500 last
year) that will screen during the ten-day event next month. Taking place
on January 21-31, 1999, the festival will screen films either before
feature films or in one of five shorts programs. In addition, the Shorts
Jury will present a Special Recognition Award in Short Filmmaking.


In a prepared statement, Sundance programmer Trevor Groth said, "This
year's crop is as diverse and talent laden as any other," and the lineup
bears this out. Among notable films and filmmakers are Sundance mainstay
Corky Quakenbush's "A Pack of Gifts, Now," a claymation Christmas spoof
on "Apocalypse Now"; "A Pregnant Moment," by Jay Rosenblatt, whose
"Human Remains" received an honorable mention at the 1998 Sundance fest;
"Kansas," by "Eye of God" director Tim Blake Nelson," Lisa Collins'
award-winning "Tree Shade," and Amy Talkington's multiple award-winning
"Second Skin."