Magazine article Screen International

Separate Corporate Schemes Back Sundance Shorts

Magazine article Screen International

Separate Corporate Schemes Back Sundance Shorts

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Two initiatives to raise the profile of short film are underway in Park City involving official short film programme sponsor Yahoo! and the separate Focus Forward partnership between video publisher Cinelan and video sharing service Vimeo.

Yahoo! is hosting nine shorts at Yahoo! Screen and the public will vote on their favourite, which carries a $5,000 prize and "prominent placement" on Yahoo! The winner will be announced at the Sundance awards ceremony on Jan 28.

The titles are: '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card, Aquadettes, The Arm, Debutante Hunters, Dol (First Birthday), Henley, Long Distance Information, Odysseus' Gambit and Una Hora Por Favora.

"We look forward to providing film lovers a role in festival voting with our new Audience Award and keeping them connected with minute-by-minute reporting," Mickie Rosen, svp of Yahoo! …

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