The Sundance Film Festival handed out awards tonight to the short films it tapped as best of the fest, culled from the 60 shorts selected from 8,061 submissions. Writer-director Don Hertzfeldt’s World Of Tomorrow, about a little girl who is taken on a mind-bending tour of the distant future, scored the Short Film Grand Jury Prize. Frankie Shaw’s SMILF won the jury award for U.S. Fiction, and Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! took the trophy for International Fiction.
Short films are a huge part of the indie-centric festival and many directors who participated in the category in the past have become Oscar nominees, among their many honors. Some folks you might have heard of launched their careers with shorts at Park City include David O. Russell, Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Spike Jonze, Jason Reitman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Tamara Jenkins.
The jurors are for tonight’s awards were…
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