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: Animation, US Short Films: Dramatic, US Short Films: Experimental, World Cinema Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition

My Olympic Summer My Olympic Summer
My Olympic Summer and Pilgrimage
Carlin (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Brent Green; Writer: Brent Green)
A diabetic Aunt moves in with her family to hasten her own death. This stop-motion piece uses life-sized wooden characters and taxidermied chickens, set in the farmhouse of the filmmaker's childhood.
The Crown (La Corona) (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Amanda Micheli, Isabel Vega)
The contestants are murderers, guerillas, and thieves. The winner will be crowned Queen, but she won't be invited on a press tour as a role model for young girls. Instead, she will be escorted back to her cell.
Green Porno (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Isabella Rossellini; Writer: Isabella Rossellini; Stars: Isabella Rossellini)
A series about the sex lives of bugs, insects, and various creatures. The films are a comical, but insightful study of the curious ways that "bugs" make love.
Kids + Money (Country: USA, IMDb USA section; Year: 2008; Director: Lauren Greenfield; Writer: Lauren Greenfield)
Money talks. Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it, and learning to live without it.
My Olympic Summer (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Daniel Robin; Writer: Daniel Robin, MR Dhar; Stars: MR Dhar, Annette Bhole, Etta Robin, Stanley Robin, Debbie Robin)
A discovery prompts a filmmaker to re-examine his parents' relationships.
Pilgrimage (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tadashi Nakamura; Writer: Karen Ishizuka; Stars: Warren Furutani, Sandy Maeshiro, Victor Shibata, Mo Nishida, June Kuramoto, Jim Matsuoka)
A tribute to the small group of Japanese Americans in the late 1960s who transformed an abandoned WWII concentration camp into a symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages, races and nations.
Salim Baba (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tim Sternberg; Stars: Salim Muhammad)
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of 10 he has made a living using a hand-cranked projector to screen discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods.

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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