If you’re like me and chose to forgo the bitter cold of Park City, Utah for the bitter cold of your own home, winter-locked state, you can still enjoy some of the cinematic treats that those in Park City are getting this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
For a limited time, iTunes and Sundance are offering 10 short films that are screening at the festival this year for free. Simply go to the iTunes store and click on Shorts genre under Movies. The ten shorts available are just a sampling of the 96 short films that will play at the festival this year. The 96 were chosen from approximately 5,600 submissions.
The available shorts are-
Acting for the Camera–An acting class. Today’s scene: the orgasm from When Harry Met Sally.
Countertransference— A comedy about an awkward woman with assertiveness problems who seeks the questionable help of a therapist.
HUG–Drew is a musician with a contract ready to sign. When Asa, his friend and manager, realizes Drew is off his meds the across-town drive to sign the contract becomes significantly more complicated.
Field Notes From Dimension X: Oasis–Captain Fred T. Rogard muses in isolation on planet Oasis.
From Burger It Came–An animated film that recounts early 1980s-era Cold War fears of a young boy in middle America. Using a variety of techniques, the visual narrative is colorfully assembled over semi-documentary audio conversations between a grown adult recounting his fears and his mother’s memory of the time and her own concerns.
I Live In The Woods–A Woodsman’s fast-paced journey, fueled by happiness, slaughter, and a confrontation with America’s God.
Instead of Abracadabra–Tomas is a little bit too old to still be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option.
James–A young man grapples with the impulses and thoughts about being gay.
Magnetic Movie–Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries, as scientists from NASA’s space sciences laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.
This Way Up–Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
You’ll need to hurry as the shorts will only be available until the end of the festival, January 25.