To celebrate the kickoff of one of the world's most acclaimed independent film festivals, YouTube and the Sundance Film Institute are teaming up to present a collection of past and present short films in the YouTube Screening Room.
Over the next few weeks, YouTube will feature:
- Four career-starting short films from past Sundance Film Festivals
- Four short films from past participants in the Sundance Director's Lab
- Twelve short films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
This week's installment includes four new films "8 Bits, Andy and Zach, Skateistan, The High Level Bridge" from up-and-coming directors. The films' settings range from a virtual, retro-gaming world to the very real struggles of contemporary Afghanistan.
Check out the Screening Room on January 27, 2011, and February 3, 2011, to catch the next two installments of short films from this year's Sundance Film Festival.