With the Sundance Film Festival underway in Park City, Utah, YouTube is giving us an admittedly small, but welcome glimpse at some of the action.
Starting today, you can watch 12 Sundance shorts on YouTube.
The short films were hand-selected out of the pool of 64 shorts showing this year at the festival. A staggering 8,100 short films were submitted for consideration, meaning that less than 1% of submissions were chosen worthy to debut at Sundance.
The shorts are hosted at Sundance’s The Screening Room channel, which YouTube says will continue to upload short films from Sundance filmmakers.
“Sundance is known for its diverse range of films, and with everything from trippy cats and zombies to a rooster king and an ambitious rodeo cowboy, The Screening Room shorts are no exception. When the festival ends, Sundance Institute will continue to curate The Screening Room, highlighting cutting edge short films from past Sundance filmmakers and the film festival circuit each week,” says YouTube in a blog post.
Sundance kicked off on January 17th and will run until Jan 27th. We know that the closing night of the film festival will feature the Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs biopic jOBS.