2013 Sundance Shorts Received 2 Million Views in YouTube’s Screening Room

YouTube hosted an online screening room of a select group of 12 of the 65 short films showing this year at the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards. The films on YouTube were seen more than 2 million times.

At last night’s award’s ceremony, Trevor Groth, director of programming for the Short Film program at Sundance, said they selected the 65 shorts from a record of more than 8,000 films submitted for consideration at the festival.

Among last night’s winners, presented by YouTube, was “The Whistler,” from Poland, which was given the coveted Grand Jury Prize. “Irish Folk Furniture” from Ireland was recognized with The Short Film Jury Award in the Animation category and was among the films presented in the YouTube Screening Room channel. A complete list of the award winners from the Short Film program may be found here.

This was the second year in a row that the Short Film program was presented by YouTube. Among the presenters at last night’s awards ceremony were jurors Mike Farah, president of production for Funny or Die, and Don Hertzfeldt, Oscar-nominated American independent filmmaker. Spotted at the ceremony was Morgan Spurlock, who created the film “Super Size Me,” which won a Grand Jury Prize for directing at Sundance in 2004.

Photo by Jennifer Moire.

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