Magazine article Screen International

Sundance London Shorts Include Comedy Winner the Arm

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance London Shorts Include Comedy Winner the Arm

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The new Sundance London festival has confirmed the eight shorts screening in its one short film programme.

All the selections screened at the Park City event in January. In addition, the winner of a Short Film Competition from Ravensbourne and Greenwich will premiere at the event.

The festival runs Apr 26-29.

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The Sundance Film Festival has a rich history of supporting short-form filmmaking, which has long been a hotbed for discovering emerging filmmaking talent. In the context of the larger Sundance London programme, it is particularly exciting for us to build a showcase of work by filmmakers in both the U.S. and overseas, side by side, to highlight the diversity and depth of work in this field."

The selected shorts (with descriptions provided by the festival) are:

The Arm (US) (Directors and screenwriters: Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis) -- In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve, a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 9 minutes [pictured]

Dol (First Birthday) (US) (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Ahn) -- A gay Korean American man yearns for a family life just out of reach. 11 minutes

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (UK) (Directors: Joseph Pelling, Rebecca Sloan) -- A short film about teaching creativity by This Is It Collective. …

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