Park City, January 18th, 2014. For the first time, film lovers can determine a Sundance winner with just a click of their mouse. You can vote in the new YouTube Audience Award for a short film right now. We’ve got the links below. The award will be presented at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on January 25th. The short film with the most views on YouTube between January 16-24, 2014 will win.
This year, thousands of shorts were submitted. A total of 66 are premiering at Sundance and just 15 made it into in this competition launching at the 30th anniversary of the festival. The Sundance Institute selected 15 films eligible for this award from this year’s competition, so check them out.
Directed by Andre Hyland
7 min, U S A
A man’s car breaks down and sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.
Directed by Joe Callander
2 min, U S A
Love is swapping clips with your spouse.
Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney
13 min, United Kingdom
In 1983, writer and theologian John Hull became blind. To help make sense of his loss, he began keeping an audio diary. Encompassing dreams, memories, and his imaginative life, Notes on Blindness immerses the viewer in Hull’s experience of blindness.
Directed by Toby Halbrooks
10 min, U S A
A young girl watches her father dig a hole in their backyard. Mystified about his purpose, the neighborhood comes to watch.
Directed by Magnus Mork
11 min, Norway/United Kingdom
It’s late night in a burger bar.
MeTube: August Sings Carmen ‘Habanera’
Directed by Daniel Moshel
4 min, Austria
George Bizet`s “Habanera” from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.
Gregory Go Boom
Directed by Janicza Bravo
17 min, U S A
A paraplegic man leaves home for the first time only to discover that life in the outside world is not the way he had imagined it.
Cruising Electric (1980)
1 min, U S A
The marketing department green-lights a red-light tie-in: 60 lost seconds of modern movie merchandising.
The Big House
Directed by Musa Syeed. 5 min, U S A/Yemen
fiction. When a young Yemeni boy ventures out of his cramped apartment and finds a key to the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself and his imagination run wild in the big house.
Directed by Louis Morton
4 min, U S A
An animated city symphony celebrates the hidden world of background noise.
Directed by Matthew Lessner
13 min, U S A
Levi Gold is paid an unexpected visit by Robin, a door-to-door salesman with nothing to sell. The ensuing encounter forces Levi to confront his true mystical calling, and the nature of reality itself. A metaphysical comedy trip-out with Sun Araw.
Crime The Animated Series (Marcus McGhee)
Directed by Alix Lambert and Sam Chou
4 min, U S A/Canada
From Bank robbers to cops to victims to observers, Crime: The Animated Series explores how crime affects us all. The series is dark, compelling, heartbreaking, and yes – sometimes funny.
Rat Pack Rat
Directed by Todd Rohal
19 min, U S A
A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rights at the boy’s bedside.
4:46 ALLERGY TO ORIGINALITY by The New York Times
Allergy to Originality
Directed by Drew Christie. 4 min, U S A
Animation. A humorous animated ‘Op-Doc’ explores the rich history of adaptation, plagiarism, and other forms of appropriation in art.
Again, you can Check out the shorts that are in completion for the YouTube Audience Award on the Sundance Film Festival channel.