Sundance Film Festival 2008

Continuing its commitment to short film, Sundance has expanded its short film section - so we've split our coverage. This year's selection of 41 films are split into dramatic, documentary, animation and a new experiemental category. They "reinforce the genre as one which represents creativity and technological innovation".

View other Sundance Film Festival Films by strand: Independent Feature Competition: Documentary, Independent Feature Competition: Dramatic, International Short Films: Animation, International Short Films: Documentary, 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: Documentary, US Short Films: Dramatic, US Short Films: Experimental, World Cinema Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Chonto Chonto
Chonto and My Biodegradable Heart
The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire: The Boss (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Michael S Blum; Writer: Nick Bakay, Michael J Weithorn; Stars: Voiced by Nick Bakay, Dana Gould)
This animated buddy-comedy chronicles the adventures of Baxter and McGuire, the closest of pals who never leave each other's side. They also just happen to be testicles.
Chonto (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Carson D. Mell; Writer: Carson D. Mell)
Wilted rock idol Bobby Bird literally tries to buy a friend when he adopts a monkey from a zoo in South America.
The History of America (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: MK12; Writer: MK12; Stars: Marv Dunkle, Jim Korinke, Rebecca Neuenschwander, Quinn Van Camp, MK12)
A psychedelic western space opera.
My Biodegradable Heart (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Dana Adam Shapiro; Writer: Dana Adam Shapiro; Stars: Todd G. Bieber, Juliana Brafa)
A story about puppy love and how long it would take said puppy to decompose.
Teat Beat of Sex (Country: US, Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Signe Baumane; Writer: Signe Baumane)
A take on sex exclusively from a woman's point of view.
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