2007 Sundance Film Festival Short Films Now Available on iTunes

Sundance Institute and Sundance Channel Make Festival Short Film Viewing An Anytime, Anywhere Experience

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PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --

Sundance Institute and Sundance Channel today announced that the first selection of short films from the 2007 Sundance Film Festival are immediately available for download via The iTunes Store. iTunes Essentials: Browse our favorite playlists by artist, genre, or  mood. Check them out now.

The availability of these, and upcoming shorts, on iTunes signifies Sundance's commitment to exposing filmmakers' work to a broad audience by leveraging new technologies, as well as extending the reach of the Festival to include film lovers beyond Park City.

"It's an exciting time for us to offer short filmmakers the opportunity to expose their work to audiences outside of the Festival through iTunes," said John Cooper, Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival. "The quality of this year's shorts represents creative, independent filmmaking at its best and further strengthens our commitment to providing new avenues to showcase Sundance films."

Fans will now be able to use iTunes to discover filmmaking's newest voices, working in the short film format, freed from the constraints of traditional feature length storytelling.
Representing filmmakers from around the world -- with subjects embracing a wide range of emotions, cinematic and storytelling styles -- Sundance short films can be purchased and downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

This year's short films embody a diverse collection of voices recounting universal tales of redemption, acceptance and self discovery through innovative filmmaking styles that exemplify the range of the human condition. Whether humorous or heartbreaking, the showcased shorts exude a unique creative energy and aesthetic appeal that is traditional to Sundance films and filmmakers.

The available selections include:

Dramatic Shorts

A Nick in Time - Director, Be' Garrett
An old school barber recounts a story from his past to teach a lesson to a troubled young man.

Aftermath of Meadow Lark - Directors, David and Nathan Zellner
While on the way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.

Black and White Trypps Number 3 - Director, Ben Russell
The transformation of a rock audience's collective freak-out into a trance ritual of the highest spiritual order.

Bobby Bird: The Devil In Denim- Director, Carson D. Mell
Aging rock musician Bobby Bird explains the origins of his many tattoos with the aid of flashbacks.

Conversion - Director, Nanobah Becker
Christian missionaries make a catastrophic visit to a Navajo family.

Cubs (UK) - Director, Tom Harper
Ben is desperate to join a gang of inner-city kids, but when he's finally given the chance, he discovers that initiation comes at a price.

Death to the Tinman - Director, Ray Tintori
How the OZ Tin Woodsman lost his limbs, and his lover, and how he tried to get his life back.

Der Ostwind - Director, Kohl Glass
In search of a worthy opponent, a German WWI ace accepts the challenge of a mysterious and seemingly invincible American pilot only to discover the true price of honor.

The Grass Grows Green - Director, Jesus Beltran
A Marine's complicated relationship with life and death from behind the recruiting office desk.

Happiness - Director, Sophie Barthes
One evening after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.

Infinite Delay - Director, Kadet Kuhne
A restrained subject surrenders herself to a sublime state of waiting in a mysterious underwater world.

Interview - Director, Charles Burmeister
After a failed job interview, Mark must face his girlfriend and defend his decision to wear a wrinkled shirt.

Light Work I - Director, Jennifer Reeves
Found images from 20th century educational films are sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed directly to the film, forming a concentrated fusion with pulsating electronic sounds, bass clarinet, and organ.

Little Farm - Director, Calvin Reeder
A family moves to a small farm for a fresh start, and things change for them.

Move Me - Director, Jonathan Pulley
Over the course of a last evening, Graham must find a way to say good-bye before his relationship with his father slips away completely.

The Tragic Story of Nling (Canada) - Director, Jeffrey St. Jules
In his struggle to survive beyond the walls of slum city, a man soon finds that he is no more humane than his animal friend.

The Tube With a Hat (Romania) - Director, Radu Jude
A boy from a small village wakes up his father and persuades him to go to the city to fix their TV.

Songbird - Director, John Thompson
A delicious tale about marriage, revenge, household pets and unusual eating habits.
Additionally, Sundance will offer free podcasts for fans on iTunes, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the Sundance Film Festival and its filmmakers, including a special interview with short filmmakers. Topics will range from independent video gaming to social networking to opportunities in documentary funding, in addition to live musical performances from Park City.

iTunes Essentials: Browse our favorite playlists by artist, genre, or  mood. Check them out now.

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