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2003 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Line-Up

The Sundance Film Festival, which honors American and international independent film, has announced its 2003 short film line-up. 90 short films were chosen from 3,345 entries. Notable entries include live-action shorts from SHREK helmer Vicky Jenson and Richard Linklater (director of 2001's animated feature WAKING LIFE), as well as Student Academy Award animation honoree THE VELVET TIGRESS, directed by Jen Sachs. The festival has also singled out 13 films in its "Animation Spotlight," including Ray Harryhausen's THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, Suzie Templeton's award winning stop-motion short DOG and festival favorite Bill Plympton's new film PARKING. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 2003. Below is a list of the "Animation Spotlight" showcase, as well as the other animated films screening at Sundance. A "C" next to the film denotes it is eligible for competition. Sundance also hosts an Online Film Festival, which features some of the best Internet animation. Announcement of films screening at the Sundance Online Film Festival will be posted soon.

Sundance 2003 "Animation Spotlight" Line-Up:

ATOMIC LOVE, directed by Michael Dante DiMartino (C)

BLUE AND ORANGE, directed by Mari Inukai (C)

DOG, directed by Suzie Templeton

DREAMSCAPES, directed by Sean McBride (C)

THE ERLKING, directed by Ben Zelkowicz (C)

THE FREAK, directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas(C)

FROM THE 104TH FLOOR, directed by Serguei Bassine

HISTORIA DEL DESIERTO (DESERT STORY), directed by Celia Galan Julve

JONS DAY, directed by Peter Ko (C)

PA, directed by Neil Goodridge

PARKING, directed by Bill Plympton (C)

SET SET SPIKE, directed by Emily Hubley (C)

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, directed by Ray Harryhausen (C)

Other Selected Animated Films:

PAN WITH US, directed by David Russo (C)

SKELEHELLAVISION, directed by Martha Colburn (C)

TIM TOM, directed by Romain Segaud & Christel Pougoise

THE VELVET TIGRESS, directed by Jen Sachs (C)