This year’s Sundance Film Festival will boast an eclectic mix of 66 short films across four sections, including U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Animated, and Documentary. This year’s slate includes new offerings from filmmakers like Don Hertzfeld, who is bringing the followup to his previous Sundance effort, “World of Tomorrow,” to the annual festival, plus names like Marshall Curry, Diane Obomsawin, and Marc Johnson. Talents best known for their on-screen skills, like Dev Patel and Anna Margaret Hollyman, will also be bringing directorial efforts to the festival.
After debuting at Sundance, select short films will be presented as a traveling program at 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. The Short Film program is presented by YouTube.
This year’s festival runs from January 18 – 28 in Park City, Utah. Check out the full list of just-announced short film titles, with all synopses provided by Sundance, below.
“The Blazing World” / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Carlson Young) — Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls of The Blazing World.
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When starlet Carlson Young isn’t in bed watching Netflix with her Instafamous cats, she’s busy writing, traveling… and wishing she was a Harry Potter wizard.
With her busy schedule, it’s no surprise that her brain operates at a million miles a minute when she hits the sheets. But for Young — a.k.a Brooke Maddox on MTV’s hit series Scream — her success depends on her sleep.
“I love to sleep, and when I don’t get enough of it I tend to be pretty worthless,” says the native Texan.
We sat down with Carlson the to find out how she catches the zzz’s she needs to be her best self, both on the set and off.
What’s keeping you up at night right now?
I have trouble sleeping, honestly! I can never shut my mind off.
What is your bedtime ritual?
I always spritz lavender spray on my pillow before going to bed. My mom always does that, too!
What do you wear to sleep?
One of my husband’s huge t-shirts!
Go-to late night snack?
Hummus + pita chips.
What makes you fall asleep?
My sound machine usually helps cancel out the street noise at our loft so I can finally relax and sleep.
What’s your favorite Tomorrow Sleep product?
The mattress is so comfortable. Definitely a remedy for my sleep trouble.
What was your last dream?
I had an insane dream where I was chasing my cats around the streets of New York trying to find them…
What’s your biggest pet peeve when sleeping in bed with another person?
I can’t handle any kind of snoring.
What else do you do in your bed besides sleep?
I’m a straight-up cat lady, so I love to snuggle with my cats (and my husband!). I’m also a big reader and writer and do plenty of that in bed.
If you could cuddle with anyone in the world – past or present – who would it be?
I wouldn’t mind throwing David Lynch in there, who my husband is both freaked out by and oddly ok with.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I’m a night owl 1000%.
What’s on your bedside table right now?
A glass of water and Erosion by Jorie Graham.
What do you want to be when you wake up?
A Harry Potter wizard!
What city do you sleep in?
Source : tomorrowsleep.com