Sundance Film Festival 2009

This year's 47 US short films were selected from a record 3,267 submissions. They are split into dramatic, animation and documentary categories.

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Protect You + Me Protect You + Me
Protect You + Me and The Young And Evil
Abbie Cancelled (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Dumb Bunny)
Two couples who have never met find themselves engaged in an awkward dinner after their mutual friends cancel at the last second.
Acting For The Camera (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Justin Nowell; Writer: Thomas Nowell)
An acting class. Today's scene: the orgasm from When Harry Met Sally.
Asshole (Year: 2008; Director: Chadd Harbold; Writer: Bryan Gaynor)
Vincent Allen goes to the doctor for a diagnosis. The diagnosis: he’s an asshole.
Boutonniere (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Coley Sohn; Writer: Coley Sohn), Official Site
A dark comedy revolving around a simple teenage girl's attempts to survive her overbearing mother's exuberant plans for a prom she’d rather not attend.
Choices (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green)
Explores a young man's thought process as he makes love to his girlfriend.
Nobody Knows You, Nobody Gives A Damn Nobody Knows You, Nobody Gives A Damn
Nobody Knows You, Nobody Gives A Damn and Short Term 12
Concerto (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Filippo Conz; Writer: Jon Haller)
A drama about the lengths men will go to find a moment of grace in a violent world.
Copper On The Chopping Block (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Kai Orion)
Tormented by the cultural reality he finds himself in, Yalmer plots revenge upon a close relative.
Countertransference (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Madeleine Olnek; Writer: Madeleine Olnek and cast)
Comedy about an awkward woman with assertiveness problems who seeks the questionable help of a therapist.
The Dirty Ones (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Brent Stewart)
Two Mennonite sisters are traveling throughout southern States with the body of their dead grandmother lying in the trunk bed.
HUG (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Khary Jones)
Drew is a musician with a contract ready to sign. When Asa, his friend and manager, realises Drew is off his meds the across-town drive to sign the contract becomes significantly more complicated.
Little Canyon Little Canyon
Little Canyon and Choices
Knife Point (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis)
An evangelical family passing through upstate New York gives a ride to an unusual travelling knife salesman.
Little Canyon (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Olivia Silver)
Greta's dad is moving the family cross-country. Promising a California paradise he packs half the household into a dented station wagon. All that’s missing is Mom.
Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Rope A Dope (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Laurent Briet; Stars: Gina Williams, Jason Cuadra, Ismael Cornier, Angel Gonzales )
Kick some butt. (N)
Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: She Walked Calmly Disappearing Into Darkness (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Malik Hassan Sayeed; Writer: Malik Hassan Sayeed)
After a shooting, a young man tries to work out what happened.
The Nature Between Us (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: William Campbell; Writer: Trey Hock)
Radical dudes, mega babes and a secret crush stumble into a neon-drenched universal oneness.
Predisposed Predisposed
Predisposed and Abbie Cancelled
Nobody Knows You, Nobody Gives A Damn (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Lee Stratford; Writer: Rebecca Thomas)
A young mother struggling with postnatal depression inadvertently connects with her infant child through attempts to sort out her sexual relationships.
Our Neck Of The Woods (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Rob Connolly)
Bob Underwood's mundane life manufacturing plastic lawn-ornament deer is disrupted by an enchanting refugee from Georgia, whom Bob decides to rescue - whether she needs it or not.
Pencil Face (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Christian Simmons)
A young girl makes friends with an unlikely being able to bring her dreams to life. But behind his smile lurks something unsettling.
Predisposed (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Phil Dorling; Writer: Phil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner; Stars: Ethan Downing, Christy Lee Hughes, Joseph James, Melissa Leo, George Radel, Frank Romaniello, Thora Sweeney-Pawski)
A conservative son is pulled into the messy mission of helping his manipulative, drug-addicted mother score. In working together they realise they’re not so different, and that some personal qualities are deeply embedded in our genes.
Protect You + Me (Country: USA ; Year: 2008; Director: Brady Corbet; Stars: Daniel London, Patricia Connolly)
A meal with mum turns sour.
Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Rope A Dope Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Rope A Dope
Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Rope A Dope and Concerto
Rite (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Alicia Conway)
A young girl faces an unsettling ritual.
Short Term 12 (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Destin Daniel Cretton; Writer: Destin Daniel Cretton; Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke, LaKeith Stanfield, James Hansen, Adam Shapiro, Katelin Chesna Henke, Whitney Ball, Andy Bonilla, Jared Callahan)
A film about kids and the grown-ups who hit them.
Small Collection (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Jeremiah Crowell; Writer: Jeremiah Crowell)
A love story caught in the corridors of memory. Through fragments of conversations still echoing in now empty places, we piece together the record of a relationship cut short.
Sparks (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, adapted from Elmore Leonard)
The story of a former rock and roll goddess who may or may not have burnt her house down.
Trece Años (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Topaz Adizes)
A young man returns home to his family in Cuba for the first time in 13 years, experiencing a divide greater than physical distance.
Boutonniere Boutonniere
Boutonniere and Pencil Face
Wunderkammer (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Andrea Pallaoro), Official Site
Andrea Pallaoro and Orlando Tirado
The Young And Evil (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Julian Breece; Writer: Julian Breece; Stars: Vaughn Lowery, Mark Berry, Heather Halley, Eric Pumphrey, Reggie Watkins)
A highly intelligent but troubled gay black teenager sets out to seduce an HIV-positive prevention advocate into giving him the virus.

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