By Film Threat Staff | December 14, 2001

The Sundance Institute announced the 21 projects which comprise the line-up for the 2nd annual Sundance Online Film Festival. The Online Film Festival will feature films in three categories: Animation, Live-Action, and New Forms. The online event, sponsored by AtomFilms, will launch December 20, 2001 at Sundance Online Film Festival web site conclude on January 20, 2002.
During the 2002 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT (January 10-20, 2002), the participating films will be highlighted in the Digital Center at the Main Street Mall lower level. Film festival participants can view the new works developed for the Internet in the Zenith Theater at the Digital Center. Additionally, selected works of animation will screen during the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Animation Spotlight. Online Festival viewers are encouraged to submit ratings for their favorite entries, and their participation will determine the winner of the Sundance Online Film Festival Viewer’s Award, which will be announced January 17, 2002. Awards will also be given to a film from each category: Animation, Live Action, and New Forms.
“We are excited to continue exhibiting and supporting the work of new media artists, and by doing so we can begin to understand the vast potential of the internet as a serious avenue for creative expression.” commented Sundance Institute programmer Trevor Groth. “The dynamic quality of this year’s group shows that these artists have arrived and are going to leave their mark on this new frontier.”
The Animation category highlights films which utilize various animation techniques including flash animation, and computer graphics. The Live-Action category includes films which use primarily live action and digital technology to create unique stories. The New Forms category features films which push the boundaries of filmmaking and presentation.
The Live Action section includes A BIG ISSUE, directed by Sara Mast; GUERILLA NEWS NETWORK (3 episodes: “The War Conspiracy”, “When the Smoke Clearz”, “Crack the CIA”), directed by Stephen Marshall; MURMUR, directed by Virgil Wong and Andrea Kleine; INSIDE, directed by Tom Flemming; DOCUMENTING THE FACE OF AMERICA, directed by Jeanine Isabel Butler; BEHIND THE STARTUP: ICE VAN.COM, directed by Kal Deutsch.
The Animation section will showcase GINA & TL (1 episode: “Singapore airlines”), directed by Geoff Farr; ADD BOILING WATER, as directed by Motomichi Nakamura; BRAINGIRL (3 episodes: “Fishing”, “Eye Test”, and “Braingirl’s Brain”), as directed by Marina Zurkow; GOLD-N-BOY, as directed by Bill Cahalan; PLACES, directed by Kinya Hanada; BETWEEN, directed by Tom Flemming;, TWIN KILLING, directed by Chris Ferrantello; KARMA GHOST, directed by Billy Blob; JULIUS AND FRIENDS (1 episode: “Yeti, Set, Go”), directed by Paul Frank; GONE BAD (“Episode 2”), directed by Marco Bertoldo.
The New Forms section will include PRIVILEDGE, directed by Jay Murphy; MORE INC., as directed by Wesley Meyer; FOSSIL, as directed by Brian McClave; CARNY TALES, as directed by Scott Smith; 360 DEGREES, as directed by Sue Johnson and Alison Corn.
Visit the at Sundance Online Film Festival web site starting December 20th to get a glimpse at these groundbreaking films.
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