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Sundance Shorts , Wed January 30
2013, 7:00 & 9:00

A selection of the best shorts from Sundance 2012

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Sundance Shorts shows at IFS on Wed January 30, 2013, 7:00 & 9:00

Sundance Shorts
A selection of the best shorts from Sundance 2012
Wed January 30
2013, 7:00 & 9:00

The Arm

9min, USA
Directed by Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis
Short Film Special Jury Prize: Comedic Writing

In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve, a girl he meets at a yogurt shop.


10 min, Australia
Directed by Nash Edgerton

Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions have horrible consequences.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

3 min, England
Directed by Joseph Pelling, Rebecca Sloan

A short film about teaching creativity by This Is It Collective.

First Birthday

12 min, USA
Directed by Andrew Ahn

A gay Korean-American man yearns for a family life just out of reach.

Fishing without Nets

17 min, Kenya/USA
Directed by Cutter Hodierne
Short Film Grand Jury Prize

A story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves.


9 min, Sweden
Directed by Charlotta Miller

Katrin decides to face her old boyfriend, who is back to collect some of his stuff.

Meaning of Robots

4 min, USA
Directed by Matt Lenski

The benevolent Mike Sullivan, age 65, has been shooting an epic stop-motion robot sex film in his apartment for the last 10 years. Obsessed with constructing the miniature robot porn stars, his apartment now overflows with thousands of them.

The Return

21min, Kosovo
Directed by Blerta Zeqiri
Short Film Jury Prize: International Fiction

A man comes back from a Serb prison to his wife and son. Much has changed since he was declared missing and continuing where they left off four years ago may not be as easy as it seems.

Robots of Brixton

6 min, England
Directed by Kibwe Tavares
Short Film Special Jury Prize: Animation Direction

The trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment.

Song Of The Spindle

4 min, USA
Directed by Drew Christie

An animated, humorous and informative conversation between a sperm whale and a man. Each one tries to convince the other that his brain is bigger.

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10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

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Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

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