Sundance creates new online hub for short films

Five award-winning films are available for free from directors including Jill Soloway (Transparent) and Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners).
June 24, 2015

There’s a brand new home online for the best in short film.

SundanceTV announced on June 23 it has launched Shorts on SundanceTV as a new online streaming service for viewing short festival films. The films are free to watch.

“We wanted to (showcase) the best in independent films and offer complementary online content to the excellent storytelling taking place on our linear network,” said Drew Pisarra, VP, digital media and marketing for SundanceTV in a statement.

Five films are currently available on Shorts on SundanceTV, including Una Hora Por Favora, directed by Jill Soloway (Transparent); Next Floor, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and I’m a Mitzvah (pictured), starring Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation). The films have been curated by Sundance Film Festival programmer Michael Plante.

According to the company’s press release, five more films will be released next month.

On top of those releases, there will also be a number of original shorts produced by or starring cast members of Rectify, SundanceTV’s original series. The shorts will coincide with the premier of Rectify‘s third season.

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