January 22, 2012

Sundance Film Festival Streams 9 Short Films for Online Audience Award Voting

AFTER YOU watch the San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants today, you can continue the 'living room party' by watching nine shorts from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. After you watch them all, you can vote for your favorite and your effort actually counts for something - the film that receives the most votes over the days days of the festival wins $5,000.

The nine shorts represent that amazing range of styles and topics on display in this year's programs.

On the lighter side, the evocatively titled "92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card" is a hilarious exploration of sibling rivalry between two brothers. "Una Hora Por Favora" stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Michaela Watkins as a single woman who finds love with a day laborer. And "The Arm" is a charming look at a text-based relationship.

Say you like documentaries?

"Acquadettes," explores the life of a synchronized swimming senior citizen and "The Debutante Hunters introduces us to a group of proper Southern ladies who wear pearls when they go shooting. And then there's "Odysseus Gambit," about a charming chess hustler with a shocking personal history.

There are stunning dramas including "Dol," "Henely," and "Long Distance Information" which is about a dad (Peter Mullan) who has a tense phone conversation with his son.

In addition to the finger food, there's lots more to enjoy at your 'living room' 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Down below is a trailer for "Long Distance Information" to get your started.

Check out the nine shorts here.

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