This year Sundance has decided to bring their odd little short film collection straight to the masses. The film festival has created a YouTube channel that is hosting a collection of their participating short films online, and there is some seriously amazing stuff in the mix including one completely insane end-of-the-world animation. Check it out.
Sadly, as the LA Times points out, putting these films online disqualifies them from competing in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which seems like a silly thing in this day and age. Hopefully the Oscars will rethink their dated outlook on short films.
Above is The Apocalypse, directed by Andrew Zuchero and starring the delightful Martin Starr.
Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, directed by Jason Willis. "Catnip is all the rage with today's modern feline, but do we really understand it? This film frankly discusses the facts about this controversial substance."
The hill people come during the night in Broken Night directed by Guillermo Arriaga.
The Event, directed by Julia Pott, features "love and a severed foot at the end of the world." We've already watched this short five times in a row — it's so messed up, and so awesome.
What do we Have in Our Pockets directed by Goran Dukic, based on the short story by Etgar Keret.
When The Zombies Come, directed by Jon Hurst. I think we're all pretty guilty of this.
Movies Made From Home #6, with the world's best player of hide-and-go seek.
The man behind the Black Metal mask.
Disturbing Seraph with music by Sigur Ros.