The Sundance Film Festival announced today the list of short films that will be screening in January. This year, Sundance will show a record 96 short films from 5,632 submissions from U.S. and international filmmakers. Impressive!
Short films of gay interest include:
U.S. Dramatic Shorts
Boutonniere (Director: Coley Sohn)—A dark comedy revolving around a simple teenage girl's attempts to survive her overbearing mother's exuberant plans for a prom she’d rather not attend. LGBT filmmaker
Countertransference (Director: Madeleine Olnek;Screenwriters: Madeleine Olnek and Cast)—A comedy about an awkward woman with assertiveness problems who seeks the questionable help of a therapist. LGBT filmmaker
The Young and Evil (Director: Julian Breece)—A highly intelligent but troubled gay black teenager sets out to seduce an HIV-positive prevention advocate into giving him the virus. LGBT filmmaker
U.S. Documentary Shorts
575 Castro St. (Director: Jenni Olson)—Set to the original audio-cassette recorded by Harvey Milk in November 1977 to be played, 'in the event of my death by assassination'. LGBT filmmaker
International Dramatic Shorts
A Mate/Finland (Director: Teemu Nikki; Screenwriters: Teemu Nikki and Jani Pösö)—Pera wants to try something kinky in the bathroom and he asks his straight mate to help him. However, Pera's wife comes home a bit too soon.
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
Not going to Sundance, but dying to see 575 Castro St.? Watch it here!