selections from the short film program online to compete for the Yahoo! Audience Award.
The nine films are '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card, Aquadettes, The Arm, The Debutante Hunters, Dol (First Birthday), Henley, Una Hora por Favora, Long Distance Information and Odysseus' Gambit. Most of the films feature unknowns and emerging talent, but Long Distance Information stars Peter Mullan and Una Hora por Favora stars Wilmer Valderrama from That '70s Show.
The winner(s) of the Yahoo! Audience Award will receive a $5,000 prize. The contest continues until January 27 and the winner will be announced in January 28.
Watch all nine films below. They are also viewable at http://screen.yahoo.com/sundance/ where you can vote.
The Sundance Festival continues in Park City, Utah until January 29.
The Debutante Hunters
In the lowcountry of South Carolina, some true southern belles reveal their more rugged side, providing a glimpse into what drives them to hunt in the wild.
DIRECTOR Maria White
CAST Kristy Olson Cuthbert, Beverly Mebane Helms, Sara Frampton, Susan Frampton, Kacey Bates Patrick
A meditation on life, death, and synchronized swimming.
DIRECTOR Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
CAST Margo Bouer
'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card
Jim and Dave, two brothers who don't like each other, are forced to come together when their dad dies. Dave is sure he has an Alonzo Mourning Skybox Series rookie card, but Jim has other ideas.
DIRECTOR Todd Sklar SCREENWRITER Todd Sklar, Alex Rennie
CAST Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey, Hari Liegh, Cheryl Black, Brent Prentiss, Hunter Boyd
To keep up with social pressure in a technological world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve. But tragedy forces Chance to realize that he was never in a relationship at all.
DIRECTOR Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis SCREENWRITER Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis
CAST Miles Heizer, Jessica Hecht , Allie Grant, Logan Miller, John Ennis
Dol (First Birthday)
A gay Korean American man yearns for a family life that is just out of reach.
DIRECTOR Andrew Ahn SCREENWRITER Andrew Ahn
CAST Joshua Kwak, Martin Lee, James S.W. Lee, Chris Yejin, Muki Grossberg
Meet nine-year-old Ted Henley, budding motel manager and roadkill entrepreneur.
DIRECTOR Craig Macneill SCREENWRITER Craig Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman
CAST Hale Lytle, James Vidos, Susan Misner, Jimmy Matthew Ryan
Long Distance Information
Father always told us, “Never talk to strangers,” . . . But surely we have to phone home sometimes?
DIRECTOR Douglas Hart SCREENWRITER Douglas Hart
CAST Peter Mullan, Alan Tripney, Caroline Peterson
During his lifetime, each man plays cosmic chess against the devil.
DIRECTOR Àlex Lora Cercos SCREENWRITER Àlex Lora Cercos
CAST Saravuth Inn
Una Hora por Favora
A woman hires a day laborer for an hour and gets more than she bargained for.
DIRECTOR Jill Soloway SCREENWRITER Jill Soloway
CAST Wilmer Valderrama, Michaela Watkins