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Sundance Shorts Set; and Moore to Receive Festival Award

Sundance Shorts Set; and Moore to Receive Festival Award

Sundance Shorts Set; and Moore to Receive Festival Award

by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

>> ALERT: Sundance Shorts Lineup Set; 64 Selected from More than 2,100 Entries

(indieWIRE/ 12.8.00) — Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival have
announced the short film lineup for the 2001 Festival. Programmers
selected 64 shorts from 2,174 entries, according to this afternoon’s
announcement. The complete lineup is available now at
[Eugene Hernandez]

[EDITORS NOTE: Shortly after indieWIRE’s email alert was published, organizers contacted us to indicate that another short film would be playing at Sundance. This makes the final total 64 films.]


>> Moore to Receive Annual Sundance Festival Honor

(indieWIRE/ 12.8.00) — Actress Julianne Moore has been tapped to receive
the 10th AnniversaryPiper-Heisieck Tribute to Independent Vision, the
annual award presented at the Sundance Film Festival. The award will be
presented on January 20th in Park City. Moore is best known for her work in
“Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “The Myth of Fingerprints,” “Short Cuts,”
“Safe,” and “The End of the Affair.”

“Julianne Moore has the kind of charismatic talent that magnetically draws
one to a film simply because she appears in it,” commented Sundance Film
Festival co-director Geoff Gilmore in a prepared statement. “The array of
characters she has portrayed demonstrates a range and capability that places
her on par with the screen idols of the classic Hollywood era. And yet,
although she has already received a great deal of public acclaim, she is an
actress whose career choices reflect a lifelong commitment to creative
growth and artistic achievement.”

The previous recipients are John Turturro (1992), Denzel Washington (1993),
Gena Rowlands (1994), Nicolas Cage (1995), Dianne Wiest (1996), Tim Robbins
(1997), Frances MacDormand (1998), Laura Dern (1999), and Kevin Spacey
(2000). [Eugene Hernandez]

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