Web Films Feted At Sundance Online Fest

Showcasing innovative films created for the Internet, the Third Annual Sundance Online Film Festival features 31 projects in four categories: Animation, Short Subject, Gallery and New Forms. The films are now online for viewing at www.sundance.org. During the Sundance Film Festival (January 16-26, 2003), festival participants will have access to the Online Festival via PCs located at various festival venues. Viewers are encouraged to submit ratings for their favorite entries, and their selections will determine the winner of the Sundance Online Film Festival Audience Award, which will be announced January 23, 2003. Awards will also be given to one film from both the Animation and Short Subject categories. Participating films will be highlighted in the Zenith Theatre at the Sundance Digital Center on the lower level of Main Street Mall throughout the ten-day film festival. The Sundance Online Film Festival's Animation Showcase features a diverse collection of different styles and techniques, including Brooke Burgess' BROKEN SAINTS. Described as a "daring experiment in cinematic literature" BROKEN SAINTS uses a graphic novel-style technique to the tale of four very different people bound by an unknown force. The other films in the Animation section are: BUMBLE BEEING, directed by Billy Blob; DELIGHT, directed by James Paterson and Amit Pitaru; DONT FORGET TO REMEMBER, directed by Randy Knott; KUNSTBAR, directed by The Petrie Lounge; LAID OFF, directed by Odd Todd; LOR, directed by Andy Murdock; MUTAFUKAZ: OPERATION BLACK HEAD, directed by Guillaume Renard; PANIC ATTACK, directed by Sergey Aniskov; PERK, directed by Dusan Kastelic; THE STORK, directed by Nina Paley; STRINDBERG AND HELIUM, directed by Erin Bradley, Eun-Ha Paek and James Bewley; ULTRALOVE NINJA, directed by MK12; WENDIDALI, directed by Diego Alvarez; and WHITE AMERICA, directed by Stephen Marshall. The full list of films selected for the Online Showcase is available to view now at www.sundance.org.

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