Arts & Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival announces Shorts

PARK CITY, Utah — The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29 in person. On Tuesday, the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Short Films selected for the Program.

The 64 Short Films for the 2023 lineup were selected from 10,981 submissions, the highest number on record. Of these submissions, 4,996 were from the U.S., and 5,985 were international.

Shorts this year have known names of Angela Sarafyan from WestWorld fame and Kate Flannery from The Office. 

“The Short Film program is the premiere exhibition of shorts across fiction, nonfiction, and animation, globally,” Festival Programmers said. “From the start, the Institute has supported short filmmaking in all forms and styles, which now includes an impressive roster of artist alumni: Andrea Arnold, Lake Bell, Damien Chazelle, Destin Daniel Cretton, Jay and Mark Duplass, Debra Granik, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Sterlin Harjo, Todd Haynes, Shaka King, Lynne Ramsay, Dee Rees, Joey Soloway, Taika Waititi, and many others.”

This year’s Shorts include:

  • 23  U.S. Fiction Shorts
  • 10 Nonfiction Shorts from, among others, Ireland and Peru
  • 12 Animation Shorts from, among others, Portugal, Lithuania, Japan, Belgium, South Korea, Malaysia, and Sweden. 
  • 19 International Fiction Shorts from Greece, Chile, Iran, Canada, the U.K., Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Germany, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland, France, China, Mexico, Norway, and India.

Online ticket packages are on sale now.

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