I’ve been watching quite a few short films online of late, most of them thanks to the diligent work of Short of the Week, who keep my inbox well-stocked with an interesting and eclectic selection of oddities.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is already under way and it brings the usual frustrating revelations of interesting prospects that probably won’t be available to the general movie-going public for many months (or years) to come.
Now, thanks to the magic of the internet, we can feel in some way as privileged as those in attendance at Redford’s big indie love-in. The Sundance Institute has made a selection of twelve short films (of the 64 selected for screening at the festival) available through Youtube.
Highlights include Black Metal, an all-too brief study of how a family man reacts when his black metal band takes the blame for a gruesome murder, and Broken Night, a scary short about a mother and daughter’s ill-fated drive through the country that leaves much to the imagination. My personal favourite is Irish Folk Furnature, a pleasant film that employs pleasing animation techniques and is about – um – furniture restoration.
Click here for the full selection.