As of February 3rd, 2021, with the close of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, the short films featured on this page have been archived to protect their privacy and continued festival life-cycle. The page will remain live as a resource students interested in filmmaking can revisit. Although students won't be able to watch the films any longer, they can still read through the meet the artist pages, watch filmmaker Q&As and click through the filmmaking resources. We hope you enjoyed the 2021 Sundance Film Festival: The Art of the Short online showcase!

Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival: The Art of the Short, an online showcase of short films from this year's festival lineup, curated and hosted by the Sundance Utah Community Team and Sundance Co//ab Community Team, to provide students access to independent cinema and the filmmakers behind each project. 

The program is comprised of five mini-programs. Programs 1-4 and their pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As are available to watch here at any time through the duration of the festival (January 28 - February 3). Filmmaker Q&As provide students a first-hand look into the development and production of the film, as well as insight into the filmmaking process. To screen the films, navigate to any of the four program sections below, click on the film tiles and enter the password provided to you by the Sundance Utah Community Team. Each film is password protected as an added layer of security for Sundance filmmakers. To watch the filmmaker Q&A, click on the Filmmaker Q&A tile. Because this program was specially curated for students, each film includes content advisories. 

The fifth program will be screened live via Zoom webinar on February 1st at 10am MT, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. To join the event or add it to your calendar, click on the event tile for Program 5: The Voice of Action below. 

Hosted on Sundance Co//ab, Sundance Institute's virtual filmmaker education and community platform, this program offers students an entry point to the Sundance Co//ab community and the robust collection of videos and resources on the site that students interested in filmmaking can engage with as they begin their filmmaking education. Below, we have curated a curated list of resources to help guide students with the introductory elements of filmmaking, the process of making a short film, and opportunities they can apply for to support and build their filmmaking practice. 

Thank you for joining us!

- The Sundance Utah Community Team & Sundance Co//ab Community Team

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