In the last of its official program unveilings, the Sundance Film Festival today revealed the Short Films set to be shown in Utah next month. The Zambia Space Academy’s race to the moon, a billion people dance event, teen love amidst a 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders game and a look at the life and work of painter Robert De Niro Sr. are among the U.S., International, Documentary and Animated shorts chosen for the 2014 Fest, which runs from January 16-26. The upcoming 30th anniversary of the festival sees 66 short films to be screened from a record-breaking total of 8,161 submissions. Check out the Short Film slates here:
U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović / U.S.A. (Director: Matthu Placek) — This one-take, 3-D film majestically documents legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic, capturing the breadth of space in infinite detail: the life of an artist, her keen sense of transition, a space’s decay, and the ripeness of rebirth.
Afronauts / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Frances Bodomo) — On July 16th 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events.