Slamdance Shorts Competition Lineup Announced
Also new this year is Slamdance's recently formed online venture with Indieroad.net, a website created by a team of veteran entertainment and business executives to address the lack of robust distribution options available to promising new talent in the independent film field. Through a combined Slamdance/Indieroad.net site (www.indieroad.net/slamdance), Slamdance films will stream anytime throughout the festival period. Bringing the Festival to a worldwide audience for the first time, this ground breaking partnership will allow audiences, press and buyers the opportunity to see the festival films from a location of their choosing, even if they cannot physically attend. Each online viewing of a Slamdance film or shorts will cost $9, and one third of this amount for each film viewed will go directly to the filmmakers.
Animated shorts chosen for competition:
Graeme Hawkins, Writer/Director/Producer
North American Premiere/2008/U.K./3 Minutes
The five senses through the eyes and imagination of a young boy.
THE ADVENTURES OF LEDO AND IX
Emily Carmichael, Writer/Director
World Premiere/2008/USA/5 Minutes
Two 8-bit video game characters confront the void.
Robyn Yannoukos, Writer/Director; Brian LoSchiavo, Writer.
World Premiere/2008/USA/4 Minutes
A fragile Alice tries to overcome the fears that overwhelm her.
Hsin-I Tseng, Writer/Director
A little girl writes a letter to her pet hamster Fatty.
ELA, IN LOVE AT FIRST BYTE
Fernando Sarmiento, Director/Producer; Alejandro Sarmiento and J.F. Mackeprang, Writers
North American Premiere/2008/Argentina/11 Minutes
In an action packed adventure of epic proportions, we follow the final adventure of E.L.A. Young Warrior Princess, forced to finally face her darkest nemesis and save Earth from total destruction.
Gretta Johnson, Writer/Director/Producer
Utah Premiere/2008/USA/5 Minutes
A lonely alligator and an imaginative cat are introduced.
World Premiere/2008/Japan/4 Minutes
The story of the mischief of the forest.
Evelyn Lee, Writer/Director
North American Premiere/2008/USA/8 Minutes
A forgetful body desperately searches for his head as the two find themselves lost in an oasis of illusions.
Jean-Julien Pous, Writer/Director
North American Premiere/2008/Canada/3 Minutes
A man wanders through the night in Hong Kong.
Nahomi Maki, Writer/Director/Producer
Utah Premiere/2008/USA/4 Minutes
A being is driven to madness by the full moon, discovering a sensitive, beautiful, and deep dream world.
Martin Falconer, Writer/Director/Producer
International Premiere/2008/U.K./4 Minutes
A young fledgling makes an extraordinary first flight.
Andy Cahill, Writer/Director/Producer
A film about spastic movement and concentric circles.
Hayley Morris, Writer/Director/Producer
Regional Premiere/2008/USA/7 Minutes
An old man floats in the sea of his diminishing mind.
AN UNQUIET MIND
Chihwen Lo, Writer/Director/Producer
A mercurial journey of mood swings and deep restlessness.