Posts Tagged ‘shorts’

This Year’s 3 Wildest Shorts

Friday, January 24th, 2014

If you’re keeping up with this site (Sup, everyone’s moms?) you may have read one of my fellow sundancers’ reviews of Wetlands. If you haven’t read that article (Sup, my mom?), just know that movie makes Basic Instinct look like Veggie Tales. While David Wnendt’s film takes the NSFW crown, several shorts have been making audiences as uncomfortable as Charles Lindbergh in a kosher deli. Even if you consider such films tasteless, you have to admire their ability to incite strong emotions in viewers. Here are my top three gross-out shorts, and yes, *HELLA SPOILERS AHEAD*.

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Sundance Review: Shorts Program

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Me with the makers and voices of Marcel the Shell

Me with the makers and voices of Marcel the Shell

I’m not sure if any of my fellow Sundancers from Eckerd had the pleasure of sitting through a Shorts Program, but I was lucky enough. I got there with just a few minutes to spare and found a seat inside the Holiday Village Cinema Theater.

Shorts are 3-20 minute films that can be anything from talking snails to ghetto noir films. The shorts are a nice way to break up the Sundance experience and try something different. It doesn’t allow you to get too involved in the plots or the characters, which offers a chance to try something really experimental.

One of my favorite shorts was titled Love Birds. Besides being aesthetically stunning, it managed to have me laughing my ass off. (more…)

Sundance/Slamdance Shorts

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

One of my favorite experiences here has been the short films that are occasionally shown before the feature films here at Sundance and Slamdance. A short film is exactly that, a film that is not feature length. Usually shorts are shown in programs appropriately titled shorts programs, where many shorts are shown one after another. The beautiful thing about these shorts is that some of them that have premiered here in Park City have eventually returned fully blossomed into feature lengths. This independent film festival held each year presents filmmakers old and new, with feature length and shorts opportunities they wouldn’t have had other wise. (more…)