Sundance Film Festival 2008

Continuing its commitment to short film, Sundance has expanded its short film section - so we've split our coverage. The 2008 selection of 42 films is up from 28 last year and split into dramatic, documentary, animation and a new experiemental/mixed media category. They represent 16 different countries.

View other Sundance Film Festival Films by strand: Independent Feature Competition: Documentary, Independent Feature Competition: Dramatic, International Short Films: Animation, International Short Films: Dramatic, International Short Films: Experimental and Mixed Media, New Frontier, Park City At Midnight, Premieres, Spectrum: Documentary, Spectrum: Dramatic Spotlight, US Short Films: Animation, US Short Films: Documentary, US Short Films: Dramatic, US Short Films: Experimental, World Cinema Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Breadmakers Breadmakers
Breadmakers and Scoring
The Apology Line (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: James Lees; Writer: William Bridges, James Lees; Stars: Jevon Canhigh, Ivor Giles, Sheryl Green, Vicky O'Dell, Andrea Wilson)
Based on the creation of a real-life 'apology line' where members of the public anonymously confess to absolutely anything over the telephone.
Breadmakers (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Yasmin Fedda), Official Site
A day in the life of a bakery staffed by people with learning disabilities. Showing as part of Bridging The Gap and the Short Scottish Documentary Awards (which it won) at EIFF 2007.
Farewell Packets Of Ten (Country: Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Ken Wardrop; Writer: Ken Wardrop; Stars: Nancy, Ethel Wardrop)
Two ladies discuss the pros and cons of their mutual addiction to cigarettes.
Scoring (Country: Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Ken Wardrop; Writer: Ken Wardrop)
A young man explains the true power of a kiss.
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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