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Sundance Picks Its Shorts

On Dec, 6, 2004, the Sundance Institute announced its lineup of short films for 2005. Out of 3,887 submissions, 82 flicks were chosen 10 of which are animated.

The animated shorts include:

9 (Director: Shane Acker)A BUCK'S WORTH (Director: Tatia Rosenthal)THE MEANING OF LIFE (Director: Don Hertzfeldt)MOTEL (Director: Thor Freudenthal)THE BIRTHDAY / Finland (Director: Kari Juusonen)FALLEN ART / Poland (Director: Tomek Baginski)IT'S LIKE THAT / Australia (Director: Southern Ladies Animation Group)MOO(N) / U.K. (Director: Leigh Hodgkinson)RYAN / Canada (Director: Chris Landreth)THROUGH MY THICK GLASSES / Norway (Director: Pjotr Sapegin)

Hosted by the Sundance Institute, the 2005 Sundance Film Festival will screen a total of 120 feature films, including 87 world premieres, nine North American premieres and 19 U.S. premieres. As the premier showcase for American independent film, and an important new platform for international independent film, the festival screens films that embody risk-taking, diversity and aesthetic innovation. For more information, visit

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